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Building collapse kills at least two in India's Mumbai

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A three-storey building collapsed in India's Mumbai on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring five, local authorities told AFP. "We received five patients from the site of the collapsed building," said a duty officer at JJ Hospital in Mumbai, one of two hospitals where...(more) 



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Iraqi forces fire tear gas, bullets in air at Green Zone protesters: sources

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and bullets into the air in an effort to stop more supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr from entering Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, sources in the police and Sadr's office said on Saturday. SWAT troops and...(more) 



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France to increase troop numbers in Ivory Coast after beach attack

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GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - France will nearly double the number of troops it has in Ivory Coast, the defense minister said on Saturday on a visit during which he laid flowers at the site of an attack on tourists that killed 19 people.  



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State of emergency declared in Baghdad as protesters take Iraqi parliament

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Demonstrators calling for reform broke through security cordons in the capital. Some lawmakers remained trapped inside. Organizers urge protesters not to attack embassies. 



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Hundreds detained as German party meets

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German police detain about 400 left-wing demonstrators who were trying to prevent people entering a right-wing party conference in Stuttgart. 



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Sadr followers storm into Baghdad's Green Zone, political crisis deepens

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By Saif Hameed and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed into Baghdad's Green Zone and entered parliament on Saturday after Sadr denounced politicians' failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption. The protesters, who...(more) 



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Thousands of protesters storm Iraq parliament in Green Zone

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Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the Iraqi parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers. Jubilant supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr invaded the main session hall, shouting slogans glorifying their leader and claiming...(more) 



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Iraq declares state of emergency as protesters storm Green Zone, parliament

a shared story    11 hours 40 minutes ago
Demonstrators loyal to popular Shiite cleric are pressing for government reforms         



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20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail

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CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013. 



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Hindu tailor in Bangladesh hacked to death in attack claimed by Islamic State

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Three assailants sped up to a Bangladeshi tailor's shop by motorcycle on Saturday, dragged out the Hindu owner and hacked him to death, police said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.  



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Five killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

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A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed in floods in Texas caused by a storm system that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The flood victims in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km)southeast of...(more) 



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Kenya’s president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching

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Kenya’s president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching. 



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