Thousands of Egyptian doctors protest over alleged police brutality
Thousands of Egyptian doctors demonstrated in Cairo on Friday in a rare protest at what rights groups call police impunity after two doctors were alleged to have been assaulted in a hospital in the city last month. The Egyptian Medical Syndicate held an emergency meeting on Friday and called for the prosecution of police officers involved in the alleged assault in Matariya, a district of northern Cairo. Protests involving thousands of people on the streets of Cairo have become rare since a strict law was passed allowing for jail sentences of up to seven years for those participating in demonstrations without prior police approval.
Russian, Ukrainian, German, French officials meet on UkraineMUNICH (AP) ? Senior officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have met on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Rubio under pressure as Republicans debate in South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) ? Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire.
Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue-media
Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a local newspaper said on Saturday, as the military and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi negotiate the terms of transition. The move means Min Aung Hlaing has consolidated his power base among the military leadership and would allow the army to avoid a top-level reshuffle at this sensitive period. It will also boost Min Aung Hlaing's position in talks with Suu Kyi.
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Viewers' Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Serious issues face Saturday night's Republican presidential debaters in South Carolina, a state with deep-rooted military culture and home to a mass murder at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But style is going to beg for attention alongside pressing matters of policy.
Cruz's right turn on immigration belies more moderate past
Rihanna hits the runway _ this time, as designer
LaVine shines as US beat World in NBA Rising Stars Challenge
Minnesota forward Zach LaVine scored 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the United States to a 157-154 victory over the world team in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto. LaVine was named Most Valuable Player of the contest featuring many of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players, which launched the festivities of All-Star weekend. Sunday's All-Star Game will cap the action at Air Canada Centre, but before then LaVine will defend the title he won last year in Saturday's Slam Dunk contest.
Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammalsANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from harmful algae in 13 species, creating concern that the natural poisonous substances could increase as water temperatures warm and sea ice diminishes.