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Egypt Unrest

  • 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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Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State insurgents pushed on with their assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the conflict. | Video