A dozen masked attackers fired birdshot late Saturday at protesters who have camped outside Egypt’s presidential palace in Cairo for the past month, wounding several along with security forces standing watch nearby, witnesses said. It was the latest in a series of shootings of protesters in Egypt. Paramedic Mohammed Sultan put the total number of wounded in the attack at 15, including nine members of the security forces and six protesters.
Birth aboard airplane
A passenger gave birth aboard a plane flying to Armenia on Saturday. The birth of the healthy baby girl occurred two hours before the Armavia airline flight landed in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, after a long flight from Siberia. Flight attendant Asmik Gevondyan said she organized the delivery after she noticed that passenger Armina Babayan, 31, appeared to be in labor. Babayan, who had claimed to be 6½-months pregnant during check-in, named her first child Asmik, local television reported.
Quake third anniversary
President Michel Martelly urged Haitians to recall the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives in a devastating earthquake three years ago, marking the disaster’s anniversary Saturday with a simple ceremony. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton joined Martelly later in the day for a similarly quiet wreath-laying commemoration.
At least 50 mothers sat down in a mall’s fast food area and breastfed infants for nearly two hours Saturday, protesting over the shopping center forcing a woman to stop nursing her daughter a week earlier. The action by Lincoln Square in San Jose set off a furor on Costa Rican social media and even prompted a statement from the president — a reaction that seemed to shock the mall’s management, which quickly apologized for the incident and announced that breastfeeding would be allowed anywhere in the shopping center.
Compiled from wire reports.