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Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

The southern state of Arkansas has carried out the first double execution in the United States in nearly 17 years, forging on with a controversial push to execute a string of inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month.

Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

The southern state of Arkansas has carried out the first double execution in the United States in nearly 17 years, forging on with a controversial push to execute a string of inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month.

Egypt eyes faith and luxury in tourism plan

Egypt plans to promote religious, medical and luxury trips, and develop new markets in India and eastern Europe, as it pushes to revive its vital tourism industry to pre-2011 revolution levels within two years.

Security firms in race along Silk Road

Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing’s modern-day “Silk Road,” the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world’s second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond.

All eyes on Stuttgart as Sharapova returns

Not much fazes Roberta Vinci after 16 years on Tour but the maelstrom swirling around her opening match in Stuttgart against Maria Sharapova will test even the Italian’s vast experience.

Pacquiao lands Down Under, tells Horn to be ready

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao concedes his next opponent Jeff Horn is a bit of an unknown quantity but has told the Australian he needs to be in peak condition to make sure their WBO welterweight title fight pleases fight fans Down Under.

On the trail of poachers, in VR

As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow’s high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

On the trail of poachers, in VR

As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow’s high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.

Caitlyn Jenner tells all in new memoir

Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday in an Associated Press interview about her rocky road to transition and why she wrote a tell-all memoir, "The Secrets of My Life."

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for violinist

The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl.

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for violinist

The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl.

Tripoli’s new language institute offers immersion 

The Levantine Institute of Tripoli – unique in its location and core mission – welcomed the local community and potential students to a rooftop event last weekend in anticipation of the center’s opening later this month.

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