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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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Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.