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Seychelles

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  • East African rapid reaction force ready by December: officials

    KIGALI (Reuters) - A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force - meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda - will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday. The idea of a joint force for the region -...
  • Go Away With ... Tom Ellis

    Go Away With ... Tom Ellis
    Born in Wales, Tom Ellis made a name for himself in the BBC soap opera "EastEnders." The actor, 35, now stars as Dr. William Rush in the USA Network's new medical drama, "Rush." He calls London home, but is currently based out of Vancouver shooting his...
  • Tiny 'earless' frog hears sound with its mouth, scientists say

    Tiny 'earless' frog hears sound with its mouth, scientists say
    Tiny frogs that have no middle ear use their mouths to hear, French scientists say. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  shows that the almighty eardrum may not be vertebrates’ only solution for picking up sound....
  • 'Captain Phillips' ship deaths: Ex-Navy Seal, security officer ID'd

    The Maersk Alabama, featured in the movie “Captain Phillips,” has left the Seychelles after authorities completed the investigation into the deaths of two Americans, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL. On Tuesday, two Americans were found...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Royal honeymoon: Kate and William jet off to the Seychelles

     
    The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, hopped a private jet Monday for the Seychelles, arriving early Tuesday for a 10-day royal honeymoon getaway. After landing at the Indian Ocean...
  • China executes about 4,000 people a year, reports U.S. group

     
    The number of executions reportedly are down in China. A U.S. human rights group reported that the number of executions in China has dropped in half, to roughly 4,000 per year....
  • Pakistan seminary raid finds students held in abusive conditions

     
    Police rescued approximately 50 students late Monday from an Islamic seminary in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, several of whom were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban....
  • Santa Ana resident accused of running illegal robocalling network

     
    Robocalling case: FTC accuses Roy M. Cox Jr. of Santa Ana of robocalling numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry...
  • Briefly In Neighbors

    Enjoy some snow in sunny California A winter wonderland is coming to Aliso Viejo with the Snow Fest on Jan. 28. The city will transform Grand Park, where visitors can enjoy the Grand Mountain (long run), the Bunny Slope (short run), and the Snow Man...
  • Disabled Costa cruise ship reaches port

    Disabled Costa cruise ship reaches port
    A disabled Italian cruise ship, the Costa Allegra, reached port in the Seychelles Thursday. The Allegra lost power in the Indian Ocean Monday because of a fire in the engine room. It was carrying 636 passengers and a crew of 413, according to Costa...
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