August 15, 2013 |
CAIRO - An Egyptian government building was attacked and set ablaze Thursday, allegedly by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, a day after security forces killed hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators while clearing two protest encampments. As a rally organized by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement passed in front of the Giza municipal building, protesters broke away from the march and tore down the gate, witnesses said. They threw Molotov cocktails into the two-story building and at government vehicles parked in the garage.
August 14, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Columns of smoke rose, gunfire rattled and scores of protesters were killed early Wednesday when security forces clashed with loyalists of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a bloody and chaotic military operation to crush two massive sit-ins. The streets of the capital echoed with bursts of tear gas and steady streams of automatic weapons fire as security forces backed by bulldozers and armored personnel carriers stormed pro-Morsi sit-ins at Cairo University and across the Nile outside the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque.
August 14, 2013 |
CAIRO - Deadly clashes and sectarian tensions spread across Egypt on Wednesday after security forces stormed two Cairo sit-ins, killing scores of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The interim government declared a state of emergency as battles between Morsi loyalists and police erupted in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan and in smaller towns and villages. Public buildings were set ablaze and Egyptian media reported churches were attacked in a number of provinces as Islamists blamed Christians for backing the army.
August 14, 2013 |
CAIRO - Deadly clashes swept Egypt from its southern deserts to the Nile Delta, pushing the Arab world's most strategically important state toward a prolonged struggle between hard-line military men and Islamists who may be forced underground, only to turn more violent. Security forces in Cairo stormed through clouds of smoke Wednesday to end sit-ins by thousands of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The army-backed interim government offered no plan for reconciliation, and the bloodshed set the country on a dangerous path after more than two years of political unrest.
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August 13, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Actress Halle Berry is coming back to Sacramento on Tuesday morning, and she's bringing some additional Hollywood firepower with her. Joined by actress Jennifer Garner, the Academy Award winner is expected to make another appearance before a legislative committee, testifying in favor of proposed legislation that would limit the paparazzi 's ability to photograph the children of celebrities. The bill, Senate Bill 606 by Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles), would change the legal definition of harassment to include photographing or recording a child without the permission of a legal guardian.
August 12, 2013 |
CAIRO - When the military didn't come, the protesters went to sleep. The supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi stayed up all night, expecting - based on rumors and media reports - that security forces would finally act on the interim government's vow to clear out their encampment in Nahda Square by Cairo University. Some sang songs throughout the night to pass the time, others played pingpong. But when morning came uneventfully, the protesters finally lay down to rest.
July 27, 2013 |
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Matt Evans realized Flagstaff's efforts to criminalize panhandling had reached new heights when a police officer intercepted him as he attempted to hand a $10 bill to a homeless family in a supermarket parking lot. "These people are breaking the law," Evans said the officer told him. She said that giving the money would be akin to facilitating a crime. Stunned, the 34-year-old PhD candidate looked again at the homeless couple with two young children in tow. "I have every right to give anyone I want money," Evans told the officer.
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July 16, 2013 |
As two major California cities spent Tuesday morning assessing damage and tallying arrests from violent protests the night before, officials asked for peaceful behavior -- but promised a crackdown should the demonstrations escalate again. Protestors have rallied across the nation after a Florida jury acquitted former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin . Saturday's verdict sparked nightly protests in many major cities.
July 15, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - In an acceleration of its controversial crackdown on African asylum seekers, Israel has begun sending Eritrean refugees back to their restive homeland, where they face uncertain and potentially perilous futures. The first planeload of 14 Eritreans left Israel over the weekend and the government is expected to repatriate about 200 more in the coming days, according to refugee-rights groups. After receiving a flood of about 60,000 African refugees over the last seven years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the influx a threat to the country's security and Jewish character.
July 8, 2013 |
BEIJING - With his Lassie-like looks, QQ might seem like the kind of dog that would win kudos from cops for thwarting a break-in or rescuing a neighbor from a burning home. But these days, the 2-year-old Scottish shepherd is in hiding on the eastern edge of the Chinese capital, his owners seeking to keep him out of sight of the police. QQ's downtown-dwelling owners have shelled out nearly $700 to keep their pooch boarded at a veterinarian's office for a month, hoping that a crackdown on what Beijing police describe as "large and vicious dogs" will be eased.