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Deadly clashes as anger with Egypt military boils over

AFP – A second day of clashes with Egyptian police left five more people dead as anger against the ruling military boiled over amid fury at the recent deaths of 74 people in football-related violence. Marchers took to the streets across the country to demand that the generals cede power immediately after a night of violence in several cities. Two ...

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More than 220 dead as big freeze grips Europe

Temperatures have plunged to new lows in Europe where a week-long cold snap has now claimed more than 220 lives as forecasters warned that the big freeze would tighten its grip over the weekend. A total of 223 people have died from the cold weather in the last seven days according to an AFP tally, with Ukraine suffering the heaviest ...

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Syria: over 200 dead after ‘massacre’ in Homs

Observers claim deaths came after shelling by security forces on eve of UN vote on removal of Bashar al-Assad Houses apparently damaged during a military crackdown on protesters near Homs. This picture has been provided by unverified sources and distributed by Reuters More than 200 people were reported to have been killed yesterday in the Syrian city of Homs as ...

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Filipino troops still searching for terrorist

JIM GOMEZ Associated Press= MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A day after proclaiming the death of a top regional terrorist suspect in a U.S.-backed airstrike, the Philippine military acknowledged Friday that his remains still have not been found. Troops were searching the jungle camp that was hit Thursday for the body of Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, said ...

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Greece Talks Enter ‘Final Phase’ on Second Bailout to Secure Place in Euro

Greece may conclude a seven-month effort to wrap up its second bailout in the coming days with the country’s stability hanging in the balance. A plan that’s been in the works since July may emerge from parallel talks among caretaker Prime Minister Lucas Papademos’s coalition members; international monitors and Greek officials; and Greece’s government and its creditors, as well as ...

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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan at highest level in a decade

A string of bigger and more complex suicide attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan have pushed civilian deaths to their highest level in a decade a United Nations report says. Georgette Gagnon, director of human rights for the UN’s Kabul mission, said: “To the Afghan people, the credibility and value of a negotiation process and progress toward peace will be measured ...

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