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1:53 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Young Activists Rouse Egypt Protests but Leave Next Steps to Public

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CAIRO — Two months ago, five young activists at a Cairo coffee shop hatched a simple plot to capture the growing public frustration with the direction of their country: collect signatures calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and organize a protest at the presidential palace on June 30, the anniversary of his inauguration.
CAIRO - Two months ago, five young activists at a Cairo coffee shop hatched a simple plot to capture the growing public frustration with the direction of their country: collect signatures calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and organize a protest at the presidential palace on June 30, the anniversary of his inauguration.
1:49 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

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I asked if he ever talked about it. Jason shook his head no. Did they find out anyway? “Always.” The first time was at Fort Benning in 1994, in the middle of the hell of basic training. The ex-cop recruits in boot camp with him said that prisoners had more freedom than they did. There were guys who faked suicide attempts to get out of basic. But Everman never had any doubts. “I was 100 percent,” he told me. “If I wasn’t, there was no way I’d get through it.”
I asked if he ever talked about it. Jason shook his head no. Did they find out anyway? "Always." The first time was at Fort Benning in 1994, in the middle of the hell of basic training. The ex-cop recruits in boot camp with him said that prisoners had more freedom than they did.
1:39 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

New China law says children 'must visit parents'

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Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says.
Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says. China's new "Elderly Rights Law" deals with the growing problem of lonely elderly people by ordering adult children to visit their ageing parents.
1:38 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Suicide attack on Nato supply firm in Kabul

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Insurgents have killed at least seven people in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan, police say.
At least seven people have been killed in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan. Four Nepali guards were among those killed in the incident, which happened early on Tuesday morning. The Kabul police chief told the BBC the attacker had a truck full of explosives.
1:32 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Dead fish fill Mexico reservoir

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Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of a Mexican reservoir, amid allegations that a local firm contaminated the water.
Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of a Mexican reservoir, amid allegations that a local firm contaminated the water. Local Mayor Emeterio Corona said the firm had dumped hundreds of litres of molasses into a canal that flows into the reservoir in Jalisco state.
9:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Hollande: Bugging allegations threaten EU-US trade pact

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French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned trade deal.
French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned trade deal. Negotiations over the EU-US pact, the biggest bilateral deal ever negotiated, are due to start on 8 July. Mr Hollande said there could be no negotiations without guarantees spying would stop "immediately".
9:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Catholic Priest 'Beheaded By Jihadist Fighters In Syria'

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A Catholic priest has been killed in Syria, it has been confirmed by the official Vatican news agency. Franciscan Father Francois Murad is said to have died after fighters linked to the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra …
A Catholic priest has been beheaded by jihadist fighters in Syria, it has been confirmed by the Vatican. Franciscan Father Francois Murad died at the hands of fighters from jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra on Sunday 23 June. Footage of the 49-year-old's horrific death is featured on the LiveLeak website.
9:34 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Hong Kong marchers demand China uphold democracy pledge

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Tens of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong to demand China honour promises to hold fully democratic elections in 2017.
Huge crowds are expected to join an annual pro-democracy march in Hong Kong, as it marks the 16th anniversary of the handover to China. Participants are demanding democratic reform and protesting against the leadership of the current chief executive, CY Leung. Hong Kong's top official is currently chosen by a group of 1,200 electors.
9:30 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Egypt protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

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Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo.
Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo. People ransacked the building in the Moqattam area and set parts on fire. Officials say eight people have been killed in clashes outside since Sunday, while eight others have died elsewhere.

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