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Morocco flash floods kill at least 32

Rabat - The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 32, authorities said on Monday.

Earth's most wondrous cities narrowed to 14 finalists

Barcelona - The modern seven most wondrous cities of the world will be revealed Dec. 7 from a list of 14 finalists scattered throughout Earth's six inhabited continents.

King of Morocco mistaken for people smuggler off Ceuta shores

Ceuta - In a rather embarrassing incident, Spain's Civil Guard apprehended King Mohammed VI of Morocco while he was enjoying a summer boat trip in waters more commonly used by drug smugglers and human traffickers. Faces were red and apologies have been made.

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

France's Interior Minister announces new anti-radicalization laws

Marseille - France is likely to introduce new measures to combat religious radicalization, with the emphasis on fighting radicalization via the Internet, French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said Thursday.

Mawazine — The binding of cultures, the channeling of acceptance

Rabat - The Mawazine Music Festival is hosted in Rabat, Morocco by Maroc Cultures and attracts cultures in music and people from around the globe.

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.

Op-Ed: Africa’s investment needs: is Morocco the next financial hub?

Casablanca - As was emphasised during the recent EU-Africa summit in Brussels, investment is one of the keys to Africa’s economic development; its infrastructure needs alone are estimated to amount to some 90 billion dollars annually.

Morocco's mentally ill await deliverance from their 'demons'

- A thin mist hangs in the air as a handful of troubled souls wander aimlessly around the Bouya Omar mausoleum in central Morocco, the occasional chilling cry rising from behind its walls.

Morocco relocation of migrants stirs 'crisis' warning

- Rabat's policy of relocating sub-Saharan migrants, apparently under pressure from Spain to stem a surge in illegal border crossings, is creating a potential humanitarian crisis, according to NGOs.

Rare genetic disease discovered

Tel Aviv - Researchers in Israel have unraveled the genetic basis of a hereditary disease that causes severe brain atrophy, mental retardation and epilepsy in Jews of Moroccan ancestry.

Cash-strapped Morocco courts U.S. investment

Rabat - Morocco's finance minister on Monday urged US businesses to boost investment in the country and take advantage of "unprecedented" regional growth, as the cash-strapped government battles to fix its ailing finances.Rabat is a key regional ally of Washin...

Op-Ed: Training for your first or next job online

Everybody is online nowadays, but can you make it pay? Some are skeptical about training and qualifying online, others less so.

Op-Ed: Morocco, a key partner to build up America’s long term security

The White House is hosting today a meeting between President Barack Obama and the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI. This encounter is key for the US as Morocco is an island of stability in a volatile North Africa.

Moroccan teens arrested after posting a kissing photo on Facebook

Nador - A teenage couple in Morocco have been arrested for violations of public decency after posting a photo of themselves kissing on Facebook. A local newspaper went on to print the photo and the 14- and 15-year-old couple were arrested shortly afterwards.

Police confirm identity of scuba-diving skeleton off Calpe, Spain

Tangier - Police have now officially confirmed the identity of the skeleton, wearing a neoprene scuba diving suit, found off the coast of Calpe in the Mediterranean sea in July 2013.

Photo Essay: Dialogue of Civilizations at Coquimbo Mosque Special

Coquimbo - The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” is a religious and cultural center located in the city of Coquimbo, Chile. The Mosque has a 40-metre tall minaret which is a scale replica of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco.

Moroccan royal pardon of Spanish pedophile 'a mistake'

Rabat - Convicted two years ago of sexually abusing 11 children aged between three and 15 and handed a 30-year sentence, Daniel Galván Viña has apparently been "mistakenly" pardoned by the King of Morocco.

Moroccans protest royal pardon of Spanish pedophile

Rabat - The decision by Morocco's king to pardon a Spanish pedophile who raped 11 children has outraged many in the north African kingdom.

Review: History and maritime exploration at the Bygdøy Peninsula museums Special

Oslo - For a traveler interested in history and discovery, a visit to Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula is a must. Located in close proximity of each other there are several interesting museums with a view of Norway’s past, adventure and ocean-going exploration.
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