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Clashes as Egypt leader’s backers, foes rally

Photos CAIRO – (AP) — Tens of thousands of backers and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president held competing rallies in the capital Friday and new clashes erupted between the two sides in the country’s second largest city, Alexandria, in a prelude to massive nationwide protests planned by the opposition this weekend demanding Mohammed Morsi’s removal. In Alexandria, where dozens were ...

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U.S. starts sending arms for Syrian rebels: media

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Xinhua) — The Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA) has started sending weapons to Jordan with a view to arming small groups of vetted Syrian rebels within a month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. “The CIA is expected to spend up to three weeks bringing light arms and possibly antitank missiles to Jordan,” the newspaper said ...

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U.S. starts sending arms for Syrian rebels: media

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Xinhua) — The Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA) has started sending weapons to Jordan with a view to arming small groups of vetted Syrian rebels within a month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. “The CIA is expected to spend up to three weeks bringing light arms and possibly antitank missiles to Jordan,” the newspaper said ...

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Egypt braces for bloody rival clashes

Fears mounted of a bloody showdown between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Friday after one activist was killed in the latest violence to cloud the Arab world’s most populous democracy. Islamist groups called on their supporters to camp out indefinitely in a Cairo square two days before a planned protest by the mainly secular opposition ...

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Egypt braces for bloody rival clashes

Fears mounted of a bloody showdown between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Friday after one activist was killed in the latest violence to cloud the Arab world’s most populous democracy. Islamist groups called on their supporters to camp out indefinitely in a Cairo square two days before a planned protest by the mainly secular opposition ...

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India floods: Thousands still stranded in Uttarakhand

Nearly 3,000 people are still stranded in India’s Uttarakhand state where more than 800 people have died in floods and landslides, the army chief says. Gen Bikram Singh, who is visiting the state to assess conditions, said most were in the temple town of Badrinath. Meanwhile, state authorities say that up to 3,000 could be missing, far more than the ...

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India floods: Thousands still stranded in Uttarakhand

Nearly 3,000 people are still stranded in India’s Uttarakhand state where more than 800 people have died in floods and landslides, the army chief says. Gen Bikram Singh, who is visiting the state to assess conditions, said most were in the temple town of Badrinath. Meanwhile, state authorities say that up to 3,000 could be missing, far more than the ...

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Australian PM Kevin Rudd ‘has learnt lessons from past’

Newly returned Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he has learnt from his last experience as premier and will strive to consult with colleagues during his new tenure. Mr Rudd had previously been criticised for failing to consult on…

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Australian PM Kevin Rudd ‘has learnt lessons from past’

Newly returned Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he has learnt from his last experience as premier and will strive to consult with colleagues during his new tenure. Mr Rudd had previously been criticised for failing to consult on…

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Brazil: In the throes of reform

Protests, pacts, plebiscites: The Brazilian government has reacted to mass demonstrations with landmark promises of reform. But not all of the proposals are actually new. All of a sudden, Brazilian parliamentarians are brushing the dust off of policy reform proposals that got bogged down in congress 15 years ago. Through citizen referenda, the population is supposed to better participate in ...

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