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Egypt's prosecutors order release of ex-president Mubarak

Egypt's prosecutors order release of ex-president Mubarak

An Egyptian attorney general ordered on March 13, 2017 the release of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak after he served his maximum pre-trial detention sentence, reported the official Ahram newspaper. Mubarak ceded power in 2011 and after public anger, he was sentenced to life in 2012. When he does, he will join Suzanne, his wife of almost 60 years, his two sons - one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa - their wives and three grandchildren.


Royal Jordanian airline trolls United States on Twitter after electronics ban

Royal Jordanian airline trolls United States on Twitter after electronics ban

After Dubai's Emirates and Turkish Airlines, it is now Royal Jordanian airline's chance to take a dig at the United States and UK's decision to ban electronic devices larger than a standard smartphone on board planes. Why not meditate? Or analyse the meaning of life? Britain announced similar restrictions. Since then, the carrier has been trying to cheer up passengers and potential customers with humorous Twitter messages.


Mexican Journalist Assassinated for Being a

Mexican Journalist Assassinated for Being a "Loudmouth"

A Mexican reporter was gunned down in the northern state of Chihuahua on Thursday, becoming the third journalist to be killed this month in one of the most risky countries for media workers. On Thursdaylocal journalists protested at Chihuahua's state congress, raising homemade signs that said: "Enough already". Only Iraq and the Philippines saw more journalists killed during that time.


Number of uninsured unchanged in revised USA health bill - CBO

Number of uninsured unchanged in revised USA health bill - CBO

Jeff Malet Photography/NewscomOn Monday, House GOP leadership released a package of updates to the health care bill in the form of a manager's amendment . That version has not yet received a "score" from the CBO as the other two versions have because it is not yet finalized. The updated analysis elicited no immediate response from Ryan or the GOP leaders of four House committees that have raced in recent weeks to assemble and approve the legislation.



Two 'significant arrests' made overnight in association to London attack

The man had been named a day earlier as 52-year-old British man Khalid Masood. Nine people remained in police custody and one woman had been released on bail. The six were also held on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. The attacker, identified as Khalid Masood, drove his auto into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, killing three and wounding some 50, before stabbing a police officer to death at the Houses of Parliament.


Pelosi: 'Rookie Day' for Republicans

Pelosi: 'Rookie Day' for Republicans

Pelosi repeated that the timing of the vote was a "rookie's error" on the president's part before her voice started cracking. "They're scrambling to find a bill that they can pass on the floor". Nancy Pelosi ribbed Republicans efforts to shore up support for the American Health Care Act. The House was slated to vote Thursday night, but the legislation has been running into trouble - from the right and the center.