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Egypt judges attack Mursi ousting of prosecutor-general

A group of Egyptian judges has criticised President Mohammed Mursi’s attempt to remove the country’s top prosecutor as a “farce”.   The president said he was reassigning prosecutor-general Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, regarded as a figure…


Emory University apologises over anti-Semitism

A US university has apologised for years of anti-Semitism at its dental school going back decades.   Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, invited former Jewish students to meet with University President James Wagner.   More…



US running mates clash in debate

US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed sharply in their only debate, amid tightening polls ahead of the 6 November election.   Thursday night’s debate saw feisty exchanges on national security, the economy,…


Dead hero’s mother rebukes Romney

The mother of an American killed in last month’s Libya consulate attack has said his death has been used by the Romney campaign for political purposes.   The Republican presidential nominee has been citing his…




‘No warning’ of Libyan US attack

The US Department of State has said it had no “actionable intelligence” about plans for last month’s deadly attack on the American consulate in Libya.   The 11 September Benghazi assault, in which the ambassador…


Shot Pakistan girl’s surgery ‘a success’

Surgeons have removed a bullet from the head of a 14-year-old girl, a day after she was shot by Taliban gunmen in north-western Pakistan’s Swat Valley.   Malala Yousafzai, a campaigner for girls’ rights, is…