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Fresh clashes at Egypt̢۪s Al-Azhar Univ

Students of al-Azhar University who support the Muslim Brotherhood gesture towards riot police during clashes outside their campus in Cairo on Monday. — AFP photo
The Egyptian police chased students of an Islamic university around their campus Monday, arresting dozens and firing tear gas after protesters set security vehicles on fire, the interior ministry said. It was the second consecutive day of protests by... Full story

Hagel warns Pak leaders over border protests

The defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don̢۪t resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in... Full story

Wave of bombings kill 21 in Iraq

A series of attacks, including a car bomb outside a cafe, killed at least 21 people in Iraq on Monday, officials said. Iraqi authorities have struggled to quell a surge in violence — mostly from insurgent attacks and bombings... Full story

French troops start disarming fighters in Central Africa

French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants. Full story

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World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela

Mourners from Nigeria, sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. — AP photo
Presidents past and present, global figures and A-list celebrities made their way to South Africa on Monday to pay the world̢۪s respects at a memorial service and state funeral for freedom icon Nelson Mandela. More than 80,000 people will attend an impassioned... Full story

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Abe̢۪s ratings slide after state secrets act

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Support for the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, slid in opinion polls after his ruling coalition steamrolled through parliament a tough secrecy act that critics fear could muzzle media and allow officials to hide misdeeds. Shrinking support could push... Full story

10 killed as commuter train crashes in Jakarta

A crowded commuter train crashed into a fuel tanker on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a huge explosion and injuring scores. Investigations were under way after the accident shortly... Full story

27 held as S̢۪pore hit by rare outbreak of rioting

A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with the police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. Full story

Kerry ideas will cause ‘total failure’ of talks: Palestinians

US proposals on security presented by the secretary of state, John Kerry, will lead to the ‘total failure’ of peace talks with Israel, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday. ‘These ideas will drive Kerry’s efforts to an impasse... Full story

Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

The president, Vladimir Putin, tightened his control over Russia̢۪s media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organisation that is to promote Moscow̢۪s image abroad. Full story

Kuwait court clears 70 opposition members

A lawyer defending 70 Kuwaiti opposition members on trial in connection with the 2011 storming of the oil-rich Gulf nation̢۪s parliament says they have been found not guilty. Full story

Kim̢۪s uncle accused of corruption

North Korea confirmed Monday that the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong-Un has been purged, with state TV airing humiliating images of Jang Song-Thaek being dragged away by uniformed officers. Full story

Saudi human genome project launched

Up to 100,000 people in Saudi Arabia are to have their genetic codes mapped in a new human genome project, BBC reported. The research will look at genes linked with diseases, and pave the way for prenatal and premarital screening. Full story


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