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Egypt: Tear gas kills 36 in prison truck

Egypt: Tear gas kills 36 in prison truck

Aug 18, CAIRO — At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in the street clashes roiling Egypt’s capital were killed Sunday when security forces fired tear gas inside of the prison truck holding them, security officials said. Those killed were part of a prison truck convoy of some 600 detainees heading to […]

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Record floods in eastern Russia could force mass evacuations

Record floods in eastern Russia could force mass evacuations

Aug 17, – The worst floods in 120 years in eastern Russia are threatening 100,000 people with evacuation from their homes. There are no casualties as yet. The floods have been caused by rain in the the Amur, Khabarovsk and Jewish Autonomous regions near the Amur river which forms the border between the far east […]

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Divers search Philippine ferry for 213 missing

Divers search Philippine ferry for 213 missing

Aug 17, – Divers combed through a sunken ferry Saturday to retrieve the bodies of more than 200 people missing from an overnight collision with a cargo vessel near the central Philippine port of Cebu that sent passengers jumping into the ocean and leaving many others trapped. At least 28 were confirmed dead and hundreds […]

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Egyptian Islamists vow more protests

Egyptian Islamists vow more protests

Aug 17, CAIRO  — Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president are vowing to defy a state of emergency with new protests on Saturday, the day after marches in Cairo devolved into the fiercest street battles the capital has seen in more than two years. More than 80 people were killed Friday in what the Muslim […]

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