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EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESTWICK, Scotland) — An Egypt Air flight bound for New York City had to make an emergency landing in Scotland after a passenger found a note in the bathroom saying that a passenger planned to set fire to the plane.
BBC News re…

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESTWICK, Scotland) — A passenger aboard a plane bound for New York City found a note in the bathroom saying that a passenger planned to set fire to the plane.BBC News reports that a BBC producer was on the plane and found a no…

Moderate Candidate Wins Iranian Presidential Election

Moderate Candidate Wins Iranian Presidential Election

(TEHRAN, Iran) — In a surprising message of change, Hassan Rouhani was elected as the new president of Iran on Saturday. Rouhani, considered the most moderate candidate on a ballot full of conservatives, will take over for former President Mahmoud Ahm…

Moderate Candidate Wins Iranian Presidential Election

Moderate Candidate Wins Iranian Presidential Election

(TEHRAN, Iran) — In a surprising message of change, Hassan Rouhani was elected as the new president of Iran on Saturday. Rouhani, considered the most moderate candidate on a ballot full of conservatives, will take over for former President Mahmoud Ahm…

Gunmen Attack Hospital in Pakistan

Gunmen Attack Hospital in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(QUETTA, Pakistan) — Gunmen took control of parts of a hospital in Quetta, in Southwest Pakistan on Saturday.Pakistan’s interior minister said that security forces stormed up to the building and killed four attackers. A fifth att…

Protests in Belfast Ahead of Obama’s Trip to G8 Summit

Protests in Belfast Ahead of Obama’s Trip to G8 Summit

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(BELFAST, Ireland) — Belfast’s City Hall was the site of a march on Saturday, ahead of next week’s G-8 summit.According to BBC News, the rally was organized by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The march took the group …

Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets to Support NSA Leaker

Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets to Support NSA Leaker

Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images(HONG KONG) — Protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong on Saturday to show their support for NSA leaker Edward Snowden and demand a “thorough explanation” of the secret surveillance program he exposed.Roughly 2…

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Speaks Out Against Protesters

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Speaks Out Against Protesters

Photo by Kazuhiro Ibuki – Pool/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — Massive groups of anti-government demonstrators are rallying again on Sunday in Istanbul, the 10th consecutive day of protests against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Erdogan himself …

North Korea, South Korea Engage in Marathon Talks

North Korea, South Korea Engage in Marathon Talks

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — Delegates from North and South Korea held marathon preparatory talks at Panmunjom on Sunday, after months of tension between the nations.The talks, which occurred along the heavily-armed borde…

Nelson Mandela Spends Second Night in Hospital

Nelson Mandela Spends Second Night in Hospital

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, spent a second night in the hospital battling a lung infection on Saturday.On Saturday, South Africa officials said Mandela was in …

Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PATIKA, Afghanistan) — An apparent insider attack has killed three Americans in the Patika region of Afghanistan.A man wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on his American trainers early Saturday, killing three. Two …

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Lung Infection

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Lung Infection

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, is in “serious but stable condition” after contracting a lung infection, South Africa officials said.The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner’s …

NTSB to Investigate Cargo Plane Crash at US Base in Afghanistan

NTSB to Investigate Cargo Plane Crash at US Base in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGRAM, Afghanistan) — Officials from the Afghan Ministry of Transport held a news conference Monday morning and offered an update on the Boeing 747 cargo plane that crashed dramatically at Bagram Air Base on April 29.The black …

Pistorius Family ‘Shaken’ by Photos of Crime Scene

Pistorius Family ‘Shaken’ by Photos of Crime Scene

Photo by Waldo Swiegers/Heat Magazine/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius’ family is “shaken by the graphic images” released by a British media news outlet that show the bloody crime scene where the Olympian fatally sho…

UN Reports May Was Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

UN Reports May Was Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As many had feared, May not only turned out to be the deadliest month in Iraq since American forces left the country a year-and-a-half ago but also the month with the most fatalities since June 2008.According to stat…

Losing a Hot Meal Makes Marines Hot Under the Collar

Losing a Hot Meal Makes Marines Hot Under the Collar

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Marines are losing a daily hot meal due to the gradual U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan.Last Saturday, Camp Leatherneck in southwestern Helmand Province cut back its food service from four to three meals …

McCain Says Al-Assad Has ‘Upper Hand’ in Syria

McCain Says Al-Assad Has ‘Upper Hand’ in Syria

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Senator John McCain’s visit to Syria last week was a secret, but he’s not holding back on what he thinks is the status of the two-year-long conflict and it isn’t good.Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation Mond…

Steven Seagal ‘Opened Up Doors’ for US Delegation in Moscow

Steven Seagal ‘Opened Up Doors’ for US Delegation in Moscow

Photo by Matthew Simmons/WireImage(MOSCOW) — First, there was Dennis Rodman, who struck an unexpected friendship with the reclusive leader of North Korea. Now, add Steven Seagal to the list of improbable celebrity diplomats.The former action film hero…

Protests Continue Throughout Turkey

Protests Continue Throughout Turkey

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) — Protesters continued demonstrations in a number of major cities in Turkey on Sunday, voicing frustration with authoritarianism and urging the government to resign after violence was used on peaceful demonstrators ear…

Four-Block Drug Den Made $44 Million Per Year

Four-Block Drug Den Made $44 Million Per Year

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOGOTA, Colombia) — In recent years, drug dealers have created a terrifying new form of criminal enterprise in Colombia. Micro-traffickers in Bogotá and other cities have taken over small neighborhoods to establish hubs c…

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