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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Egyptian officials tried to cool tensions with Ethiopia Wednesday over the new Nile River dam project by highlighting its "neighborliness" as the Ethiopian prime minister's spokesman insisted that nothing would stop the dam from being completed upstream from Egypt, which is wholly dependent on Nile River water.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some might find it strange that Joss Whedon's first movie since "The Avengers" — his 2012 megahit about a team of Marvel Comics superheroes — is an independent adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." But it makes perfect sense to him. The man who created TV hits like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spinoff "Angel" says his dramas all have a bit of the Bard in them.
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Ziyad Abid was a Missouri college student aspiring to become a pilot like his father back home in Saudi Arabia when he was accused of paying his roommate to kill a local bar owner. The judge set bond at $2 million, completely out of reach for his family — but not for the Saudi government.
By Richard Lough NAIROBI (Reuters) - Britain has agreed on a multi-million dollar compensation settlement for thousands of Kenyans tortured by colonial forces during an uprising at the tail end of the British Empire, a lawyer and expert witness said on Wednesday. Negotiations began after a London court ruled in October that three elderly Kenyans, who suffered castration, rape and beatings while in detention during a crackdown by British forces and their Kenyan allies in the 1950s, could sue Britain. ...