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  • Death toll from Cairo protests reaches 50: officials

    About 50 people were killed in protests in Cairo on Friday, security officials said. Thousands of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi have been staging nationwide protests against a security crackdown on Islamists.

    (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Michael Georgy)
    by Clare Richardson edited by Margarita Noriega (Reuters) 8/16/2013 3:32:23 PM
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U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific but, despite his blunt remarks, the response from Chinese officials was measured.