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Egypt Unrest

  • Death toll from raid on Cairo protesters and clashes hits 149

    CAIRO - The death toll from a raid on supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo and other clashes nationwide has climbed to 149, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

    The official MENA news agency also quoted a ministry spokesman as saying 1,403 people were wounded.

    (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.