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North Korea military marks Korean War ceasefire anniversary

North Korea has celebrated the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by staging a major military parade. The ceasefire in the 1950-53 war is celebrated in North Korea as “Victory Day.” North Korean state television showed a lavish parade through the capital Pyongyang, with spectators shouting their allegiance to leader Kim Jong Un. China’s vice president Li ...

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EGYPT UPDATE: 70 Morsi supporters shot dead by security forces

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces shot dead at least 70 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi early on Saturday, his Muslim Brotherhood said, deepening the turmoil which has convulsed Egypt for weeks. Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said the shooting started shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers on the fringes of a round-the-clock vigil being staged by backers of Morsi, who was toppled ...

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Tunisia Brahmi murder: State funeral to be held for MP

A state funeral is due to be held for Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi who was killed on Thursday by gunmen in the capital, Tunis. His death has sparked widespread unrest. One protester died in overnight clashes in the southern town of Gafsa. The interior minister said Mr Brahmi, 58, was killed with the same gun as a fellow left-wing ...

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Cambodian poll campaign nears end, rights group calls it flawed

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s political parties hit the streets on Friday in a final push for votes in Sunday’s general election, but a rights group said the campaign had been biased in favor of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party, widely expected to retain power. Hun Sen has been premier for 28 years, bringing stability after years of war and ...

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Japan’s PM calls for high-level talks with China

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Friday for a leaders’ summit or a foreign ministers’ meeting between his country and China as soon as possible, adding that such talks should be held without preconditions. Sino-Japanese ties, often fragile, have been seriously strained since September when a territorial row over tiny islands in the East China Sea ...

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Spain train driver to be questioned by police

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing at least 80 people, was under police guard in hospital on Friday after the accident, which an official source said was caused by excessive speed. The eight-carriage train came off the tracks, hit a wall and caught fire just outside the pilgrimage destination Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain on Wednesday ...

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Spain train driver to be questioned by police

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing at least 80 people, was under police guard in hospital on Friday after the accident, which an official source said was caused by excessive speed. The eight-carriage train came off the tracks, hit a wall and caught fire just outside the pilgrimage destination Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain on Wednesday ...

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Divided Egypt braces for rival rallies

Tense Egypt braced Friday for a showdown in the streets between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his army-backed opponents, who have called rival rallies across the Arab world’s most populous country. Tensions soared when the military reportedly gave Morsi’s backers until the end of Friday to end sit-in protests they began after the army deposed the Islamist president ...

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Divided Egypt braces for rival rallies

Tense Egypt braced Friday for a showdown in the streets between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his army-backed opponents, who have called rival rallies across the Arab world’s most populous country. Tensions soared when the military reportedly gave Morsi’s backers until the end of Friday to end sit-in protests they began after the army deposed the Islamist president ...

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