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  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • Migrants' newest route to Europe means an epic Balkans trek

    Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel...
  • UN approves 1,000 more peacekeepers for C. African Republic

    The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that authorizes more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The resolution follows up on a request...
  • Saudis, Egypt consider intervention in Yemen, likely by air

    With Yemen's president swept out of power by Shiite rebels, neighboring Saudi Arabia and allies such as Egypt are considering whether and how to intervene to stop a takeover of the country by rebels they believe are backed by Shiite Iran. President...
  • Schlumberger Ltd. to pay $232M in sanctions violations case

    The world's largest oil services company, Schlumberger Ltd., has agreed to a penalty of more than $232 million and one of its subsidiaries will plead guilty to trade sanctions violations, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The criminal case...
  • Official: Boko Haram using civilians as human shields

    Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official said Wednesday. Mike Omeri, the director general of the National Orientation Agency would not say how...
  • Official: Boko Haram abducted hundreds of Nigerians, used them as human shields

    Official: Boko Haram abducted hundreds of Nigerians, used them as human shields
    Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian official confirmed Wednesday. The news of the mass kidnappings comes as Nigeria prepares for crucial...
  • US envoy urges talks after S Sudan leader's term extension

    The U.S. envoy to South Sudan on Wednesday urged the country's warring factions to resume peace talks the day after lawmakers voted to extend President Salva Kiir's term by three years. The way to peace "is through negotiations" between the warring...
  • Prosecutor: Central African minister arrested for rape

    A minister in Central African Republic was arrested this week on charges he raped a teenager earlier this year, a prosecutor confirmed Wednesday. Romaric Vomitiade, the minister for tourism, arts and culture, was arrested Monday night and has been in...
  • Egyptian leader defends Nile rights in Ethiopia's parliament

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el- Sissi on Wednesday urged Ethiopia's leaders to put aside "centuries of mistrust" and cooperate on sharing Nile River waters as Ethiopia presses ahead with the construction of a massive new dam. El-Sissi, in Ethiopia on...
  • Protesters supporting Togo teacher strike clash with police

    Hundreds of people protesting in support of a teachers' strike along a major highway in Togo clashed with security forces on Wednesday, the government and a witness said. In a statement read out on state television, the government said 20 security forces...