By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Police raided Uganda's leading independent newspaper on Monday and disabled its printing press after it published a letter about a purported plot to stifle allegations President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son for power, a senior editor said. Speculation is growing that Museveni, in office since 1986 and one of Africa's longest serving leaders, is lining up his son Kainerugaba Muhoozi to take power, a move that would likely test loyalties in Uganda's ruling elite. ... More »Ugandan police raid newspaper over Museveni succession letter
Abu Araf lives under the Syrian opposition’s most well-developed transitional government, complete with elected officials. But with most residents still turning to a patchwork of aid groups and fighting units for support and leadership and with electricity running only a few hours a day, it hardly feels like there is a government in charge – especially not one for which he and so many other Syrians have risked everything by joining the revolution. More »Aleppo's elected council ignored as foreign funds go elsewhere
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's election overseers said Monday they will bar candidates who are physically weak from running in next month's presidential election, a reference to a former leader seen as a threat to hard-liners. More »Iran election overseers may bar former president
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's state medical examiner's office says a second person was killed by a tornado that leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park. More »Official: 2nd person killed by Oklahoma tornado
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African financial services firm Alexander Forbes said on Monday it is considering possible deals to sell off stakes in its short-term and life insurance unit, Guardrisk. The company did not name investors that have shown interest in Guardrisk, which operates in South Africa, Mauritius and Namibia. More »S.Africa's Alexander Forbes considers offers for insurance arm
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Shares in Kenya's top telecoms operator Safaricom fell on Monday after hitting a five-year high last week, nudging the Nairobi bourse lower, while the shilling was steady. The benchmark NSE-20 Share Index, which has gained 20.5 percent in the year to date, closed 0.37 percent lower at 4,960.30 points. Safaricom, usually the bourse's most traded stock, fell 2.09 percent, while oil marketer KenolKobil was down 7.4 percent. Traders said Safaricom shares, which jumped last week after announcing bumper annual profits, closed lower on Monday due to profit-taking. They closed at ... More »Safaricom drags Kenyan shares lower, shilling steady
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By Chris Francescani (Reuters) - A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died. By 9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, more than two dozen tornadoes had been spotted in parts of Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and local news reports. ... More »Powerful tornadoes strike in four central U.S. states
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The central United States braced for another round of violent weather on Monday after high winds, hail, and tornadoes struck the region over the weekend, killing one man and injuring more than 20 people. Severe storms were expected to pummel several states, with northwest Arkansas, far southeast Kansas, southern Missouri, most of Oklahoma and northern Texas facing the greatest risk, according to the National Weather Service. "A very moist atmosphere will become quite unstable again today," the weather service said. ... More »More severe storms, tornadoes expected across central U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's tempting to say Daft Punk has gone Hollywood. More »Daft Punk goes outside comfort zone for new album
A video game console’s exterior hardware is undoubtedly the least important part of the gaming experience, but fans were still angry when the PlayStation 4 event came and went with no physical console having been unveiled. As expected, however, Sony plans to debut its new console design during the annual E3 conference that kicks off next month on June 10th. In a newly released promotional video, Sony teased the PlayStation 4 console for the first time, showing blurry images of the box and zoomed-in pictures of various parts. It’s impossible to make out the PS4′s final design for the time being, but all will be revealed in under a month during Sony’s E3 press conference. In the meantime, the full More »Video: Sony teases PlayStation 4 hardware unveiling with blurry console photos
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli university says it will present singer Barbra Streisand with an honorary Ph.D. when she visits Israel next month. More »Barbra Streisand to receive honorary PhD in Israel
OneVoice partnered with Members of Knesset from various factions to establish the first-ever caucus for the two-state solution, taking place today in Israel. By Tal Harris. More »The Arab Peace Initiative Makes Its Way to the Knesset
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Hough has made it to the finals of the 16th edition of "Dancing With the Stars," which wraps Tuesday, but he almost didn't return to the ABC show this season. More »Derek Hough wants to expand career beyond 'Stars'
MADRID, May 20 (Reuters) - Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has convened a news conference for later on Monday amid speculation the La Liga club are poised to announce the departure of coach Jose Mourinho. Perez will appear at the Bernabeu stadium at 8 p.m. local time (1800 GMT), Real said on their website (www.realmadrid.com) without giving further details. The world's richest club by income, Real will end this season without major silverware following Friday's defeat by city rivals Atletico Madrid in the King's Cup final. ... More »Soccer-Real call news conference amid Mourinho exit speculation
By Felix Salmon Amidst all the positivity coming out of Yahoo and Tumblr, any self-respecting pundit is going to want to pour cold water on the whole deal. Especially since billion-dollar mergers almost never work out very well. But here's the weird thing: the more I look at this tie-up, the more it makes sense to me. Yahoo has more than enough money to pay for Tumblr in cash, which is exactly what it's doing. ... More »Why Yahoo-Tumblr makes sense
Martin Sheen’s character on “The West Wing” was named after a Founding Father who passed away this week in 1795. So who was the real Josiah Bartlett? More »The real-life namesake of the ‘West Wing’ president
The Supreme Court will hear at least one of two potentially wide ranging cases involving the separation of church and state in its next term, which starts in October 2013. More »Supreme Court to hear at least one religious case
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's presumptive prime minister has called for peace talks with Taliban militants at war with the government. More »Pakistan's presumptive PM calls for Taliban talks
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Gangs of youth angered by the police shooting death of an elderly man in a mainly immigrant neighborhood hurled rocks at police and set cars and buildings on fire in a Stockholm suburb early Monday, forcing the evacuation of an apartment block. More »Riots in Stockholm suburb over police shooting
MADRID, May 20 (Reuters) - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has spoken out in defence of his captain Iker Casillas and confirmed that the Real Madrid goalkeeper will be part of the world and European champions' squad at next month's Confederations Cup in Brazil. Casillas has been warming the bench at Real since returning from a broken hand after he fell out with coach Jose Mourinho but Del Bosque said he had faith in his captain, who turned 32 on Monday, and he would be travelling to the warm-up tournament for next year's World Cup. ... More »Soccer-Del Bosque defends benched birthday boy Casillas
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Malawi's headline consumer inflation slowed to 35.8 percent year-on-year in April from 36.4 percent in March, data on the National Statistical Office's website showed on Monday. More »Malawi inflation slows to 35.8 percent y/y in April: NSO