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Brotherhood calls protest march as death toll mounts

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on followers to march in protest in Cairo on Thursday, after at least 421 people were killed in a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that has left the most populous Arab nation polarised and in turm

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Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed

Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt on Thursday after hundreds of people were killed when authorities forcibly broke up camps of supporters protesting the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, in the worst nationwide bloods

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Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria's Homs

More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country. The British-based Syrian Obser

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Syria opposition says 100 massacred in Homs

More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country. The British-based Syrian Obser

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Schools closed in US town on ‘suspicious person’

All schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are in lockdown because of a suspicious person, police said on Monday, according to the Hartford Courant. No further details were immediately available. Ridgefield is about 20 miles (30 km)

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Connecticut's mindless massacre

  Twelve girls and eight boys. The 20 children who lost their lives in the mindless massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in New Town were all aged between 6 and 7.   They were shot repeatedl

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Massacre in Damascus; over 200 bodies found

  Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar Al-Assad's forces on Sunday of committing a massacre of scores of people in a town close to the capital that the army had just retaken from rebels.  

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Wounded Syria nears threshold of civil war

Whatever label the world gives it, Syria's worsening conflict justifies a UN warning of imminent civil war following massacres that have heightened the risk of widespread sectarian violence. Political analysts say several powerful fact

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Smell of death 'lingers at Syrian massacre village'

The smell of burnt flesh hung in the air and body parts lay scattered around the deserted Syrian hamlet of Mazraat al-Qubeir on Friday, UN monitors said after visiting the site where 78 people were reported massacred two days ago. The alle

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Houla victims killed in summary executions: UN

Most of the 108 people killed in the Syrian town of Houla were civilians and entire families were shot in their homes, the UN human rights office said on Tuesday. Witnesses and survivors have told UN investigators that most victims died in

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