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at 06:45 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in Egyptian province

CAIRO - A Muslim mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumours spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church.


at 08:31 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Japan zoo

TOKYO - An elderly elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69.


at 08:25 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

NASA inflating new experimental room at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA released air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday, but put everything on hold when pressure readings crept too high.


at 08:21 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate

LE HAVRE, France - Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labour bill that would loosen protections for French workers.


at 07:36 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump

SHIMA, Japan - President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.


at 07:00 on May 26, 2016, EDT.

WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

WASHINGTON - Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups.


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