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Broad international condemnation of killings in Egypt

Turkey has urged the UN Security Council and Arab League to act quickly to stop a “massacre” in Egypt and Iran has warned of the risk of civil war, after Egyptian security forces killed dozens of Islamist demonstrators. European leaders criticised the violence against a camp of protesters seeking the restoration of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, calling for restraint ...

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Wrapping up visit, Ban calls for strengthening bonds between UN and Pakistan

Print 14 August 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the strong partnership between the United Nations and Pakistan on a wide range of issues, and voiced his hope that the country can build on the recent achievement of its first democratic transition between two civilian governments. “I welcome this…

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Dozens killed across Egypt as security forces, protesters clash

By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces killed at least 29 people on Wednesday when they moved in to clear a camp of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, in a dramatic dawn swoop aimed at ending a six-week standoff in Cairo. Troops opened fire on demonstrators in clashes that brought chaos ...

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Malians return to polls for 2nd round of voting

The Associated Press BAMAKO (AP)—From the ancient desert town of Timbuktu to refugee camps in neighboring countries, voters cast ballots Sunday to see who should lead Mali out of the political upheaval that left the country’s north in the hands of Al-Qaida-linked militants for much of last year. Mali’s next president will be tasked with not only rebuilding the country’s ...

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MSF pulls out of Somalia due to attacks

The international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has begun closing all its humanitarian operations in Somalia because of attacks on its staff. The withdrawal of MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is a blow to the government’s effort to…

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Wind and sea turbine breaks hybrid energy barrier

CBS News Money Watch reports that a Japanese company is set to test a new power generation system which should harness the energy of both the sea and the wind to feed the demand for electricity on land. If successful, the Skwid power generator will be the first of its kind to simultaneously utilize two types of green energy to ...

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Eurozone climbs out of recession

The eurozone has climbed out of recession with better-than-expected growth of 0.3 percent in the second quarter led by Germany and France, the European Union has said. Data agency Eurostat said on Wednesday that the 18-month downturn which has cost millions of jobs and…

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Pope has divided loyalties in Italy-Argentina match

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis told the Italian and Argentine soccer teams on Tuesday that he could not decide who to back in their friendly match on Wednesday, but he urged them to set a good example in their behaviour on and off the field. “It’s a bit hard for me to decide who to support,” Francis, an Argentine whose parents ...

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Czech cabinet resigns ahead of possible polls

The Czech government has formally resigned after losing a confidence vote last week, ahead of snap elections to drag the country out of a deepening political crisis. The outgoing technocrat cabinet of Jiri Rusnok was appointed by his leftist ally,…

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Greenpeace challenges Rosneft vessel in Arctic waters

MOSCOW: Activists from environmental lobby group Greenpeace on Tuesday challenged a ship from Russian oil giant Rosneft in the Barents Sea, in a bid to stop oil exploration work they say is harming the Arctic ecosystem. Rosneft, which has been increasingly targeted by campaigners over its Arctic shelf exploration drive, dismissed Greenpeace’s concerns and said the seismic survey was being ...

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