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Assad regime’s ballistic missiles killing children in Syria: HRW

Beirut: Ballistic missiles used by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad are killing many civilians, including children, an international rights group said on Monday. These missiles “are hitting populated areas, causing large numbers of civilian deaths, including many children”, said Human Rights Watch, which has investigated nine ballistic missile…

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US official visits senior Egypt Islamist in jail

HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat met early on Monday a jailed senior leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, part of mediation efforts to end the standoff between Egypt’s military-backed government and protesters supporting the ousted president, government officials said. They said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met in prison with Khairat el-Shater, the ...

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US official visits senior Egypt Islamist in jail

HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat met early on Monday a jailed senior leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, part of mediation efforts to end the standoff between Egypt’s military-backed government and protesters supporting the ousted president, government officials said. They said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met in prison with Khairat el-Shater, the ...

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Heavy rains, floods kill 60 in Pakistan; Karachi worst-hit

Islamabad: Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods across Pakistan have killed 60 people over the past three days, with southern port city of Karachi being worst-hit, officials said on Monday. Most of the people were killed in Karachi where some areas…

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Heavy rains, floods kill 60 in Pakistan; Karachi worst-hit

Islamabad: Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods across Pakistan have killed 60 people over the past three days, with southern port city of Karachi being worst-hit, officials said on Monday. Most of the people were killed in Karachi where some areas…

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Morocco king orders probe into Spanish rapist release

RABAT – Morocco’s king on Saturday announced an investigation into the release of a Spanish paedophile convicted of raping 11 children aged between four and 15. Daniel Galvan Vina, said to be in his 60s, was pardoned by King Mohammed VI and freed on…

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces election will be held on September 7

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called an election for Sept. 7 and said Sunday that it will be fought over who can be trusted to manage the Australian economy as it transitions from a decade-old mining boom fed by Chinese industrial demand that is now fading. In starting the five-week election campaign, Rudd said the economy can no longer rely on ...

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Iran’s Rohani takes oath on vowing to rescue economy

Iran’s new President Hassan Rohani was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday a day after taking office with a promise to work to ease crippling Western sanctions. Rohani formally took office on Saturday at a ceremony in which he received the endorsement of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who retains the final say on all strategic issues, ...

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Berlusconi’s Followers Threaten Fragile Truce in Italy

ROME — Lawmakers from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s political party said Friday that they were prepared to resign en masse to protest Mr. Berlusconi’s definitive conviction for tax fraud, a move that would effectively sink the uneasy alliance supporting the government. Enlarge This Image Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told fellow party members Friday that the ...

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Berlusconi’s Followers Threaten Fragile Truce in Italy

ROME — Lawmakers from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s political party said Friday that they were prepared to resign en masse to protest Mr. Berlusconi’s definitive conviction for tax fraud, a move that would effectively sink the uneasy alliance supporting the government. Enlarge This Image Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told fellow party members Friday that the ...

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