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Schumacher stable overnight

Schumacher stable overnight

Michael Schumacher’s manager has reported there has been no change in his condition and he remained stable during a third night in Grenoble Hospital. Schumacher remains in intensive care at the University Hospital of Grenoble after he hit his head on a rock and was airlifted off Meribel’s slopes on Sunday. “Michael’s condition has been [&hellip

S Sudan rivals to meet in Ethiopia

S Sudan rivals to meet in Ethiopia

The government of South Sudan and rebels have sent negotiating teams to the Ethiopian capital to find a solution to nearly three weeks of conflict that has left thousands dead and displaced around 200,000 people. The negotiating teams arrived in Addis Ababa by Wednesday evening to discuss a ceasefire between rival parties in the conflict, [&hellip

Rwanda exile found dead in S Africa

Rwanda exile found dead in S Africa

Exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya has been found dead in a Johannesburg hotel room, South African police say. He was stripped of the rank of colonel after falling out with his former ally, Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Mr Kagame had accused him of involvement in terrorist attacks in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Mr [&hellip

Vitamin E ‘beneficial’ in dementia

Vitamin E ‘beneficial’ in dementia

A daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia, research suggests. A study in the journal  JAMA found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a dummy pill. They were able to carry out everyday tasks for longer [&hellip

S Sudan declares state of emergency

S Sudan declares state of emergency

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in the states of Unity and Jonglei as fighting continues between the army and rebels in the world’s youngest nation. “President Salva has declared the state of emergency in Unity and Jonglei,” the South Sudanese government said in a statement on Wednesday. The announcement [&hellip

11 killed in Mogadishu bomb blasts

11 killed in Mogadishu bomb blasts

At least 11 people have been killed and 17 others wounded in three bomb blasts that hit the Somali capital Mogadishu. The attacks were carried out late on Wednesday near Jazeera hotel, which is located in a heavily fortified district and is popular with government officials. “At least 11 people are dead and 17 others [&hellip

Jan. 20 offered to implement Geneva deal

Jan. 20 offered to implement Geneva deal

The head of Iran’s expert-level nuclear negotiating team says Tehran and the six world powers have proposed January 20 as the date to implement the landmark Geneva deal. Hamid Baeidinejad said on Wednesday that the proposed date needed to be verified by the two sides’ political directors. He noted that due to the Christmas recess [&hellip

Iraq PM backs Anbar troop deployment

Iraq PM backs Anbar troop deployment

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has come out in support of his decision to send the country’s army to the western province of Anbar to fight pro-al-Qaeda militants. In a Wednesday statement, Nouri al-Maliki stressed that the fight against terrorism would continue in the restive province, noting that the army is committed to hunting down [&hellip

Blast kills Palestinian envoy to Prague

Blast kills Palestinian envoy to Prague

The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of injuries he suffered after an explosion at his residence in the capital, Prague, which authorities believe was probably an accident. Czech police said on Wednesday that Ambassador Jamal Al-Jamal succumbed to injuries sustained in the blast that took place earlier in the day. “With regret [&hellip

New England braces for snow

New England braces for snow

Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region. Snow was expected to begin falling overnight, promising a messy commute for the first business day of the new [&hellip