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Egyptian police block border crossings

Police impede border crossing with Israel and crossing into Gaza to push state to help free kidnapped colleagues. Egyptian police angered by the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by armed fighters in the Sinai Peninsula, have blocked a commercial …

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Jordan eyes role in Israeli-Palestinian talks

Prime minister says involvement in final settlement discussions will aim at guaranteeing rights of Palestinian refugees. Jordan hopes to play a role in the negotiations for a final settlement in the long-running conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, the kingdom’s prime …

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Why I had double mastectomy – Angelina

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer, encouraging other women to address threats to their health. The ultra-glamorous Jolie — whose mother Marcheline Bertrand …

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Bangladesh cracks down on protest group

Leader of Hifazat-e-Islam forced to exit Dhaka after clashes between group’s supporters and police leave many dead. The government in Bangladesh has cracked down on protests, taken a television station off-air and transfered the man at the head of the …

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NBA Star admits being homosexual

NBA veteran centre Jason Collins has become the first active player in any US major professional sports leagues to reveal that he is gay, doing so to Sports Illustrated in a major cover story released on Monday. Collins, who is …

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Italian Prime Minister wins confidence vote

New Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first confidence vote in parliament after promising to press for change to the European Union’s focus on austerity and pursue economic growth and jobs. The lower house confidence motion in his coalition …

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