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No injuries after Halal butcher shop in Corsica sprayed with bullets

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:09
The front window of a Halal butcher's shop was sprayed with bullets overnight on the French island of Corsica, where religious and racial tensions have flared in recent months, local prosecutor Eric Bouillard said on Wednesday.

French government seeks further extension of state of emergency

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:34
France's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency declared in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, its spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

Armed man arrested at Disneyland Paris avoids jail

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 05:11
A man who tried to take two handguns into a hotel at the Disneyland amusement park in Paris was sentenced Tuesday by a court to six months wearing an electronic tag for arms possession, after investigators decided not to press terrorism charges.

Egyptian court overturns death sentences of Morsi supporters

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:41
An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday overturned death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.

Saudi court spares poet’s life with eight years, 800 lashes

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:15
A Saudi court has commuted the death sentence against a Palestinian poet on charges of apostasy and abandoning his Muslim faith to eight years in jail and 800 lashes, his lawyer said.

US confirms 'rare' case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:48
The Zika virus has been transmitted sexually, top US health authorities confirmed on Tuesday, fueling fears of the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies.

Belgium's Molenbeek seeks to restore tarnished image

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:10
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the working-class district of Molenbeek, in the suburbs of the Belgian capital Brussels, was blamed. As the days passed, the investigation confirmed that a "Molenbeek cell" was involved in the planning and execution of France's worst ever terrorist attacks, in which 130 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

Demonstrators in Haiti hit the streets over political crisis

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:12
Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets Tuesday to protest against a potential transitional government, with President Michel Martelly due to leave office but not yet replaced.

N. Korea's planned rocket launch 'serious breach' of UN resolutions

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:41
South Korea and Japan on Wednesday echoed US warnings that North Korea would pay a heavy price if it pushes ahead with a planned rocket launch just weeks after conducting its fourth nuclear test.

Bill Cosby tries to block sex assault prosecution

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:42
Comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday sought to derail an effort by Pennsylvania prosecutors to make him stand trial on sexual assault charges, contending that a deal reached over a decade ago gave him immunity from prosecution.