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149 dead across Egypt as police storm protest camps

149 dead across Egypt as police storm protest camps

Aug 14, CAIRO — Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking running street battles elsewhere in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 149 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites. Vice President […]

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Bahrain on edge ahead of opposition-called protest

Bahrain on edge ahead of opposition-called protest

Aug 13, – MANAMA, Bahrain — Inspired by the movement behind Egypt’s military coup, anti-government activists seeking more influence in Bahrain are hoping to gain new momentum by calling for nationwide protests Wednesday. Authorities warned they will “forcefully confront” any large demonstrations, raising fears of more violence in the strategic Gulf kingdom. Concrete barriers lined […]

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Women held in Peru ‘claim they were threatened at gunpoint’

Women held in Peru ‘claim they were threatened at gunpoint’

Aug 13, – The family of one of two UK residents being held in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking has said she denies involvement in any criminal offence. Michaella McCollum, 20, from Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid, 19, from Scotland, were arrested trying to board a flight to Madrid a week ago. It is […]

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Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks

Aug 13, – Israel has freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners, whose release was agreed as part of the deal that allowed peace talks to resume. The prisoners, most of whom carried out attacks more than 20 years ago, were driven out of a jail in white minibuses with tinted windows. About half are […]

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Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Arrives Early

Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Arrives Early

Aug 11, – Sound the alarm: Katy Perry‘s new single “Roar” has roared early. The tune, the first single from her forthcoming third studio album Prism (due Oct. 22), was slated to premiere on Monday, Aug. 12. However, in the early morning of Aug. 10, the song leaked to the Internet. In turn, “Roar” has […]

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Cuban ‘rum’ kills seven in Havana

Cuban ‘rum’ kills seven in Havana

July 01, – The toxic liquid was stolen from a government department and sold as traditional Cuban rum, according to reports read on state television. Seven people have died in Cuba after drinking illegal alcohol, the public health ministry has said. At least 40 others have been admitted to hospital in the capital, Havana, and […]

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FBI rescues more than 100 young people from sex traffickers

FBI rescues more than 100 young people from sex traffickers

July 30, WASHINGTON — The young people in the roundup, almost all of them girls, ranged in age from 13 to 17. The largest numbers of children rescued in the weekend initiative, Operation Cross Country, were in San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans. The operation was conducted under the FBI’s decade-long Innocence Lost […]

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Tunisia dismisses charge against Femen topless activist Sboui

Tunisia dismisses charge against Femen topless activist Sboui

July 29, – A court in Tunisia has dismissed one charge against a member of the women’s activist group Femen. However, Amina Sboui remains in prison pending trial on the charge of desecrating a cemetery. Defense attorney Leila Ben Debba said Monday that the court in Tunis had tossed out a charge of insulting and […]

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Tunisian top politician assassinated outside his home

Tunisian top politician assassinated outside his home

July 25, – According to Tunisian website Nawaat, Brahmi was shot 11 times while leaving his house in el-Ghazala, a northern suburb of the capital Tunis. Tunisian opposition politician and assembly member Mohammed Brahmi was killed outside of his home on Thursday, local media reported. The unidentified assailants shot Brahmi point blank before fleeing by […]

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