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.
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.
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.
The French offensive in Mali will burden a defence budget that was expected to get relief from the withdrawal of French forces from Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aktobe police has successfully performed the operation on apprehension to the criminals suspected of murdering the road police officer.
Liver transplantation is one of the most difficult surgeries. The operation performed was twice as difficult as the usual one.
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