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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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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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Obama administration won’t use ‘coup’ for Egypt

BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told lawmakers Thursday that it won’t declare Egypt’s government overthrow a coup, U.S. officials and lawmakers said, allowing the United States to continue providing $1.5 billion in annual military and economic aid to the Arab world’s most populous country. William Burns, the State Department’s No. 2 official, held closed-doors briefings ...

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Obama administration won’t use ‘coup’ for Egypt

BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told lawmakers Thursday that it won’t declare Egypt’s government overthrow a coup, U.S. officials and lawmakers said, allowing the United States to continue providing $1.5 billion in annual military and economic aid to the Arab world’s most populous country. William Burns, the State Department’s No. 2 official, held closed-doors briefings ...

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N. Korea marking 60th anniversary of war’s end

PYONGYANG, North Korea — U.S., Chinese and North Korean war veterans on Thursday joined North leader Kim Jong Un at an event marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Kim, who took over as leader after his father Kim Jong Il’s death…

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Syrian refugees: how many are there and where are they?

As part of the Guardian’s series on the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Syria, we are updating our numbers on refugees. They show a population still urgently in need of help • Download the data A Syrian refugee flashes a victory sign in the new refugee tent compound in Boynuyogun, Turkey, near the Syrian border. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP Almost ...

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Syrian refugees: how many are there and where are they?

As part of the Guardian’s series on the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Syria, we are updating our numbers on refugees. They show a population still urgently in need of help • Download the data A Syrian refugee flashes a victory sign in the new refugee tent compound in Boynuyogun, Turkey, near the Syrian border. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP Almost ...

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