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Sky News Cameraman Killed In Egypt

Sky News cameraman Mick Deane has been shot and killed in Egypt this morning. Mick had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem. He was part of our team covering the violence in Cairo. The …

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Mapping the main pro-Morsi sit-in

Egyptian security forces moved in on Wednesday to disperse two ongoing pro-Morsi sit-ins, now in their sixth week. The smaller of the two protests, at Nahda Square in Giza, was quickly destroyed by the army and police. But they have …

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Egypt’s sexual assault epidemic

Women who attend protests are often cordoned off into gender-segregated pens for their safety [AP] It is the night of July 3, and on the streets of downtown Cairo thousands are celebrating the ousting of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohamed Morsi. …

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Volcano: Deaths As Indonesia’s Rokatenda Blows

Lava spewing from a volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village in Indonesia as hot ash and smoke shot up to 2,000m (6,560ft) in the air. Mount Rokatenda, on Palue island, erupted early on Saturday, when more than …

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U.S embassies to reopen after alert

The United States said 18 of the 19 diplomatic missions recently closed due to security threats will reopen on Sunday. The state department said its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa will stay closed “because of ongoing concerns.” BBC reports …

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US Marine demoted for urinating on corpses

A US Marine sergeant who was videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has been demoted to the rank of corporal after pleading guilty, the Marine Corps has said. Sergeant Robert Richards was the last of eight Marines to …

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US Promises Easy Visa Application Process For Nigerians

The US Consul-General, Mr Jeffery Hawkins, yesterday said that the American government was determined to make visa application process easier for Nigerians. Hawkins said this in a paper he presented at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), in Lagos. …

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Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin

President Barack Obama has decided to cancel a summit in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin, a US official said Wednesday, signalling Washington’s displeasure over the Edward Snowden affair. Obama talked about the souring relationship with Moscow in a talk show …

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