Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

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A file picture taken on June 2, 2015 shows ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi gesturing from the defendants cage as he attends his trial at the police academy on the outskirts of the capital Cairo. -AFP CAIRO: An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted president Mohamed Morsi in one of four trials More...

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US climate pledges likely to go unmet study (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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US climate pledges likely to go unmet: study

MARRAKESH: The United States will likely fail to meet its pledges under the landmark Paris climate pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, analysts said Thursday on the margin of UN climate talks. Even if president-elect More...

Climate change making extreme weather events worse UN
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Climate change making extreme weather events worse: UN

MARRAKESH: Climate change has made deadly heatwaves and hurricanes, along with droughts and flooding, both more frequent and more intense in recent years, according to a UN report released on Tuesday. More than More...

Extreme weather warnings at UN climate meeting (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Extreme weather warnings at UN climate meeting

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO: Many of the deadly heatwaves and hurricanes, droughts and floods this decade have borne the imprint of man-made global warming, said a series of reports on Tuesday that warned of worse to come. With More...

Man caught having sex with neighbour's goat was rejected by women at funeral (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Man caught having sex with neighbour’s goat was rejected by women at funeral

Angry villagers said that the taxi operator was earlier found having sex with cows and chicken as well. Kenya: People have different sexual interests often categorised as fetishes in popular lingo, but sometimes More...

Woman bleeds to death after sex with man who had ‘penis enhancing potion’
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Woman bleeds to death after sex with man who had ‘penis enhancing potion’

The potion claimed to increase the sexual stamina of men who drank it. A Nigerian man may be sentenced to capital punishment for allegedly causing his partner to bleed after a session of intense lovemaking. Fatai More...

Weighing 500 kilos, Egyptian woman believed to be the fattest in the world!
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Weighing 500 kilos, Egyptian woman believed to be the fattest in the world!

Abdulati said that she has to take help of her mother and sister for her daily chores including eating, changing and relieving herself. Alexandria: A 36-year-old Egyptian woman who weighs around half a tonne (500 More...

Kenya fights deadly stigma with albino beauty pageant (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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Kenya fights deadly stigma with albino beauty pageant

NAIROBI: In many parts of Africa albinos are stigmatised or hunted for their body parts, but for one night in Kenya those with the condition took to the catwalk to show off their unique beauty. Billed by organisers More...

Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty UN (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty: UN

Climate change could sink up to 122 million more people into extreme poverty by 2030, mostly in South Asia and Africa, where small farmers would see their output plummet, the UN warned Monday. In an annual report, More...

War-weary Libyans miss life under Gaddafi
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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War-weary Libyans miss life under Gaddafi

TRIPOLI: Five years after an uprising killed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, residents in the chaos-wracked country’s capital joke they have grown to miss the longtime dictator as the frustrations of daily life mount. Those More...