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Egypt arrests Brotherhood's spiritual leader

Posted: 08/20/2013 - The Brotherhood's spiritual guide, Mohammed Badie, was arrested in an apartment at the eastern Cairo district of Nasr City, close to the location of the six-week sit-in protest by supporters of Morsi.

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Pakistan's Musharraf charged in Bhutto killing

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of iconic Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record submerged more than half the capital Tuesday, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters.

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Ousted China leader's trial caps dramatic downfall

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Only a few people heard it, but when one of China's most prominent politicians slapped his police chief across the face, it would end up reverberating far and wide.

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Egypt officials: Mubarak could be freed this week

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Mubarak has been ordered released in two other court cases against him — the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him and another in case, on illegal earnings.

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Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Wary of being seen as taking sides in the Egyptian military's standoff against Islamist supporters of the ousted president, Israel also needs the Egyptian army to maintain quiet along their shared border.

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Oscar Pistorius indicted on murder charge

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

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Germany: man takes hostages at city hall

Posted: 08/19/2013 - A man took several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt on Monday, police said. It wasn't clear what weapons the man might have or what he wanted, police spokesman Guenther Beck said.

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Egypt's military chief: Army to confront violence

Posted: 08/18/2013 - Egypt's military leader has vowed the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds have been killed in recent days in political unrest.

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Quakes shake central New Zealand, damaging homes

Updated: 08/16/2013 - Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries were reported.

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US warns of rising threat from al-Qaida in Iraq

Updated: 08/16/2013 - Top U.S. and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al-Qaida, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency

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Islamists take to Egypt streets in defiant protest

Updated: 08/16/2013 - The government has authorized the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions while the international community has urged both sides to show restraint.

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AP Analysis: Egypt enters uncharted territory

Posted: 08/16/2013 - With astonishing speed, Egypt has moved from a nation in crisis to a nation in real danger of slipping into a prolonged bout of violence or even civil war.

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Other crises overshadow growing violence in Iraq

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Security crises in Egypt, Syria and other countries are overshadowing rising death tolls and new fears of civil war in Iraq, once the top U.S. priority in the Mideast.

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3 bodies found on Indian sub; 15 more likely dead

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Indian navy divers on Friday recovered three severely burned bodies of sailors who had been trapped inside a submarine damaged by twin explosions, a navy spokesman said.

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Ecuador's president abandons no-drilling plan

Posted: 08/16/2013 - President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he has abandoned a unique and ambitious plan to persuade rich countries to pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in a pristine Amazon rainforest preserve.

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Death toll in Egypt violence rises to 421

Posted: 08/15/2013 - An Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman has further raised the death toll from the previous day's clashes between police and supporters of the country's ousted president to 421.

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Cairo's Islamist camps overrun amid crackdown

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Crushed, dazed and chanting "Down, down with military rule!" hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted president streamed out of a protest camp that had come to symbolize the resistance of Arab Spring Islamists.

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Paraguay's new president was targeted by the DEA

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The man taking over as Paraguay's new president Thursday has built a family fortune in one of the most unequal places in South America, dominating industries from banking to tobacco to soft drinks to soccer.

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Officials: Car bombs kill 31 in Iraqi capital

Posted: 08/15/2013 - A wave of car bombs in the Iraqi capital on Thursday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest attacks in a months-long surge in violence.

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278 dead across Egypt

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

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