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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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Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. | Video