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Death toll from twin suicide bombings in southern Somalia rises to 20

The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalia's southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured, a local hospital official said on Sunday.

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Watch: Mohamad Salah scores with corner kick, gets injured

Egyptian soccer star Mohamad Salah scored while taking a corner kick during a 4-1 win against Swaziland during Africa Cup of Nations qualifications.

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An American Is Dying in an Egyptian Prison. The United States Is Doing Nothing.

Egypt has sentenced an American businessman, who is diabetic, to 15 years in prison.

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Kanye and Taylor Swift face criticism for talking politics. In other countries, musicians face much worse.

Last year, at least 48 artists were handed prison sentences in authoritarian countries.

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Kanye and Taylor Swift face criticism for talking politics. In other countries, musicians face much worse.

Last year, at least 48 artists were handed prison sentences in authoritarian countries.

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Egyptian court sentences 17 to death over church bombings

An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death on Thursday over their involvement in the 2016 and 2017 bombings of three churches and a ...

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Egyptian military court sentences 17 to death over church bombings

An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death on Thursday for their involvement in bombing attacks on three churches and a police checkpoint in 2016 and 2017 that killed more than 80 people, the state news agency MENA reported.

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American limo driver tortured and raped in Egyptian prison, rights group says

Human Rights Watch said Khaled Hassan of New York was “forcibly disappeared.” Egypt denies the allegations.

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As Markets Swoon, Finance Chiefs Urge US, China to Cool It

The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world's two biggest economies. Global economic growth is slowing but remains strong, Christine Lagarde, managing ...

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Egyptian police question, release son of jailed ex-president

Egyptian authorities detained the youngest son of jailed former President Mohammed Morsi for questioning on charges of publishing “fake news,” then ...

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Son of ousted Egyptian president freed on bail: judicial source

The youngest son of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi was released on bail, a judicial source said on Wednesday, hours after a family member ...

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Sudan Economy Facing Crisis After Sharp Currency Dip

Many Sudanese are complaining after the government's sharp devaluation of the pound Sunday, cutting its official value almost in half, as an already serious economic crisis plagues the country.  The end of long-standing U.S. economic sanctions in ...

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U.S. Supreme Court tackles immigration detention case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with another immigration dispute involving the Trump administration that focused on the U.S. government's ability to detain people awaiting deportation after they complete prison sentences for criminal convictions.

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Bangladesh court sentences 19 to die for grenade attack 14 years ago

A Bangladesh court sentenced 19 people to death Wednesday, including prominent opposition party members, for an attack that killed two dozen people years ago.

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Mysterious 'keeper of the secret' tomb found in Egypt

An ancient Egyptian tomb, dating back more than 4,000 years, has been discovered. The tomb belongs to the "sole friend" of an Egyptian pharaoh and is described as the "keeper of the secret of the Morning House."

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Justice Kavanaugh Takes the Bench on the Supreme Court

On Tuesday, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh heard his first Supreme Court arguments, all concerning enhanced sentences for gun crimes.

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Libyan Forces Detain Former Egyptian Army Commander Wanted in Attacks

Libyan forces captured a former Egyptian army commander wanted for a series of deadly attacks in Egypt, a boost for Cairo as it struggles to put down ...

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East Libyan forces arrest major militant suspect wanted by Egypt

East Libyan forces on Monday captured a top suspected Egyptian militant long sought by Cairo on charges of orchestrating a deadly desert ambush on police last year and other high-profile attacks, the Libyan military said.

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Activist's Art Offers Rare Glimpse Inside Egypt's Prisons

In Yassin Mohammed’s sketches and paintings, he and other Egyptian prisoners are crammed into tiny cells, feet in each other’s faces and their few belongings hanging from the walls. The cramped scenes, defined by bars and closed cell doors, capture the claustrophobic reality of Egypt’s prisons, where tens of thousands have been locked away, ...

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The Prison ‘Old-Timers’ Who Gave Me Life

Aging inmates, some serving life sentences, helped me turn my life around. They could do even more good on the outside.

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Egypt bans former presidential candidate from travel abroad: agency

An Egyptian judge has issued an order banning a former presidential candidate from traveling abroad over suspicions he may be linked to a case ...

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Fantasy Football Week 5: Mark Ingram and Julian Edelman return plus eight things to know

Mark Ingram and Julian Edelman have served their sentences. Heath Cummings tells you what that means and what else you need ...

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EgyptAir Stands by Purported Interview With Drew Barrymore

EgyptAir is standing by a writer for its in-flight magazine who penned a bizarre article purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew ...

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Rights group accuses Egyptian police of 'forcibly disappearing' rights lawyer

An international rights group on Wednesday accused Egyptian authorities of "forcibly disappearing" a prominent human rights lawyer who was due to be ...

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Turkish court upholds life sentences for journalist Ahmet Altan, five others: Anadolu

A Turkish court upheld life sentences on Tuesday for prominent journalist Ahmet Altan and five others, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, after they were sentenced in February on charges of aiding plotters of a failed military coup in 2016.

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Islamic State announces death of senior militant in Egypt's Sinai

Islamic State announced on Tuesday the death of a senior member of the group in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to a social media posting, dealing a blow to militants behind a wave of attacks on Egyptian military and civilian targets.

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Iran sentences three to death in drive against economic crimes

Special courts set up in a drive against financial crime have sentenced three people to death in Iran, state television reported on Sunday, as the country faces renewed U.S. sanctions and a public outcry against profiteering and corruption.

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