Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reportedly suffered multiple strokes and was being transferred to a military hospital, NBC News has learned. Mubarak’s lawyers told NBC News he needed to be stabilized before he was moved. His health has been deteriorating since 3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET), his lawyers told NBC. He suffered two or three strokes and his heart had… Read more →
The beating death of a Texas man who was allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-girl will be treated as a homicide investigation, the Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The girl’s father, 23, whose name has not been released, says he caught Jesus Mora Flores, 48, trying to molest his daughter on his ranch earlier this month. After hearing… Read more →
(multimedia) South Korea is set to spend over $7 billion dollars on FX fighter jets, with three competing sellers. A supplier will be announced in October as up to 50 percent of all of the country’s fighter jets are over 30 years old and South Korea’s aviation industry is still in its infant stages.
(multimedia at bottom of article) The Occupy movement’s hatred for authority is well known. Last fall, Occupy Baltimore was condemned by the heads of three rape crisis centers after they published a pamphlet which seemed to discourage victims from reporting rape to police (preferring instead to handle such accusations as an internal matter). In a similar move last week, a group calling… Read more →
The Muslim Brotherhood has called for mass protests across Egypt to demonstrate against sweeping new powers taken by the ruling military council. Over the weekend, the generals issued two decrees dissolving the Islamist-dominated parliament and claiming all legislative power for themselves. MPs are also expected to try to enter the parliament building on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood has said the… Read more →
An active sunspot is amping up the sun’s activity, and has already unleashed two strong solar flares that triggered weekendgeomagnetic storms on Earth, NASA officials say. The M-class solar flares set off two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that erupted from the sun on last Wednesday and Thursday (June 13 and June 14). The first flare peaked Wednesday at 9:17 a.m. EDT (1317 GMT), and lasted for three hours, NASA scientists said…. Read more →
KADUNA, Nigeria – At least 52 people were killed in religious rioting sparked by three suicide bombings against churches in northern Nigeria, where the dead were piled up on Monday in mortuaries and cemeteries in the city of Kaduna. Rioting broke out Sunday after suicide car bombers attacked three churches in northern Nigeria, killing at least 19 people and wounding… Read more →
(Reuters) – Pakistan’s increasingly assertive Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil during one of the worst crises in relations with the United States. The move is bound to sharply raise tensions between unpopular civilian government and Supreme Court Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who has made a name… Read more →