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Egypt presidential candidate bows out, predicts Sisi victory

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CAIRO — An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday, and state media quoted him as saying he had received a sign from God that victory belonged to former army chief Abdel...(more) 




Young woman fatally shot in Queens

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The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was shot in the upper body in Richmond Hill around 11 a.m., officials said.  



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Kidnapped foreign journalists still held in Syria

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Several foreign reporters remain captive in Syria, dubbed by a media watchdog as the most dangerous country for journalists, after four French colleagues were freed Saturday after 10 months in captivity. Thirteen major international news organisations, including the New York Times, BBC News, Reuters, The Associated...(more) 



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Top Egypt censor quits after 'adults only' film pulled

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The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned in protest at a decision to pull Lebanese star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie, which has been criticised for scenes deemed sexually provocative. On Wednesday evening, prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) not to...(more) 



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Egypt satirist Youssef goes off air to avoid influencing voters

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Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef will stay off the air until after next month's presidential election to avoid influencing voters, his television network said on Saturday. The May 26-27 vote is widely expected to be won by former army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who is riding a...(more) 



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Sub scanning ocean floor for Flight 370 nears midpoint of search

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BEIJING — Authorities using a robotic submarine to look for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said Saturday they expect to complete the search of the “focused underwater area” in five to seven days. 



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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. 



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'Bury him': Jailed mobster's chilling execution order

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"The important thing is you have to bury him," Giovanni Di Giacomo was recorded saying of a suspected rival in a bugged conversation with his brother Giuseppe, who was himself killed in an ambush in Sicily last month. "Keep hitting him on the head," jailed Di...(more) 



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New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

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The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo. The bomb exploded in Cairo's Lebanon Square on Friday night, killing the officer and wounding another. Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, said in a statement...(more) 



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Boy among three dead in Belgium shooting

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A couple and a young boy were shot dead in an overnight attack near the eastern Belgian city of Liege, media reports said on Saturday. Belga cited local mayor Marc Neven as saying that a "man sitting in a car opened fire on a man, a...(more) 



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Ministry: 2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing

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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama. 



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Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested

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VIENNA (AP) — A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. 



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