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Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison8/29/2015 4:15:30 PMCAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.
With rhythm and reverence, New Orleans marks 10 years since Katrina8/29/2015 3:58:07 PMNEW ORLEANS - New Orleans, a town renowned for staging big celebrations, faces a tricky challenge on Saturday, 10 years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina slammed into southeast Louisiana and triggered flooding that would leave 80 percent of the city under water.
Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large8/29/2015 2:33:14 PMWASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups.
IMF's Lagarde says restructuring should suffice for Greek debt8/29/2015 3:41:52 PMZURICH - A form of debt restructuring rather than outright forgiveness should enable Greece to handle its "unviable" debt burden, the head of the International Monetary Fund was quoted as telling a Swiss newspaper.
Thousands rally to pile pressure on Malaysia's PM8/29/2015 4:04:25 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Tens of thousands joined a peaceful protest in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name.
North Korea agrees to talks with South on family reunions8/29/2015 2:23:20 PMSEOUL - North Korea has agreed to Red Cross talks with South Korea to discuss reunions of families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War, a South Korean official said on Saturday, setting up the first meeting under a recent accord aimed at defusing tensions.
Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica8/29/2015 10:32:33 AMMIAMI - Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack8/29/2015 4:20:43 PMTORONTO - The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks.
Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumes8/29/2015 1:23:45 PMBEIRUT - A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.