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Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port
Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port

An operation to tow a disabled cruise ship packed with desperate passengers back to the United States was delayed Thursday after one of the cables attaching it to a flotilla of tugs snapped.

Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port
African Union Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. ©REUTERS
International donor conference for war-torn Mali opens

An international donor conference to drum up funds and troops to help the military operation against Islamist militants in Mali opened on Tuesday at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital.

International donor conference for war-torn Mali opens
French planes destroy Islamist bases in Mali
French planes destroy Islamist bases in Mali

French warplanes have destroyed two Islamist bases in northern Mali as an Al-Qaeda-linked group there split, with the splinter group calling for talks to end the offensive against the militants.

French planes destroy Islamist bases in Mali
Mali operation another burden for French budget
Mali operation another burden for French budget

The French offensive in Mali will burden a defence budget that was expected to get relief from the withdrawal of French forces from Afghanistan.

Mali operation another burden for French budget
French ground troops prepare to battle Islamists
French ground troops prepare to battle Islamists

The first troops from a multinational African intervention force were expected in Mali Wednesday as French soldiers drove out to face Islamist fighters in the north, in their first operation.

French ground troops prepare to battle Islamists
Spanish king has successful hip operation: palace
Spanish king has successful hip operation: palace

Spain's 74-year-old King Juan Carlos had successful hip replacement surgery late Friday, the royal palace said, after two operations on the other hip caused by a fall during a controversial African elephant-hunting safari.

Spanish king has successful hip operation: palace
Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing
Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing

A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday over the killing of a US border agent that threw a spotlight on the United States' controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation, prosecutors.

Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing
Billions of dollars but no peace in Sudan's Darfur
Billions of dollars but no peace in Sudan's Darfur

More than four years after an African Union-UN peacekeeping force costing billions of dollars arrived in Sudan's restive western region of Darfur, peace remains elusive and some question the mission's value.

Billions of dollars but no peace in Sudan's Darfur
Leaks have caused 'damage' to US security: lawmaker
Leaks have caused 'damage' to US security: lawmaker

Top US military officials believe recent high-profile leaks of classified information have caused "damage" to national security operations, US lawmakers said Thursday after a closed-door hearing.

Leaks have caused 'damage' to US security: lawmaker
Temirbek Zhaksylykbayev. Photo courtesy of the press-service of Aktobe Interior Department©
Police officer shot in Aktobe; murderers apprehended

Aktobe police has successfully performed the operation on apprehension to the criminals suspected of murdering the road police officer.

Police officer shot in Aktobe; murderers apprehended
First liver transplantation perfomed in Kazakhstan
First liver transplantation perfomed in Kazakhstan

Liver transplantation is one of the most difficult surgeries. The operation performed was twice as difficult as the usual one.

First liver transplantation perfomed in Kazakhstan