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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    400 ‘disappeared’ tortured in secret Egyptian military prison

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... described as "repression on a scale unprecedented in Egypt's modern history". Prisoners at Azouli are routinely given electric shocks, beaten and hung naked by their tied wrists ... They are among at least 16,000 political prisoners arrested since last summer's regime change. But what sets Azouli's prisoners apart is the way they are held outside Egypt's legal system ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Deaths in police custody revive Egyptian rights fears

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... to the Abu Zaabal jail. He had been arrested four days earlier, on August 14, when security forces began clearing a protest camp against the ouster of Egypt’s elected president Mohamed Morsi. ... 18. Egypt’s government denies wrongdoing in the incident, and the interior ministry has pledged a full investigation. But human rights activists and relatives of those killed accuse ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Heavy toll of Gaza ground invasion tests resolve of Israeli public

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:10pm by AP

    ... Gaza is no democracy and Hamas rules by force, this seems to reflect genuine support for Hamas' aim of breaking the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the strip. Emboldened, Hamas ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Video a chilling prelude to balloon calamity

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... scenes, visitors from Hong Kong, France, Japan, Britain, Hungary and Egypt merrily wave at the camera and snap pictures as the balloon is inflated. A young Chinese woman poses for photos with her ... a safety drill with them. As the green and yellow balloon rises up, a couple are seen kissing. Other passengers gaze around, taking in a bird's eye view of the ancient city. A single voice ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian mosque besieged as Islamists prepare fresh protests

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 03:01pm by \Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... in another. Elsewhere in Egypt, 10 people were killed by security forces and dozens injured in the canal city of Suez when they gathered to protest in defiance of the curfew. Their deaths brought ... that the government, the armed forces, the police and the great people of Egypt are united in confronting the malicious terrorist plot by the Muslim Brotherhood,” it said. And the interior ministry, which ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian troops move against pro-Morsi sit-ins

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 02:46pm by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... in clashes in Egypt following Morsi’s ouster in a military coup that followed days of mass protests by millions of Egyptians calling for his removal An Associated Press television video journalist ... At least 250 people have died in clashes in Egypt following Morsi’s ouster in a military coup that followed days of mass protests by millions of Egyptians calling for his removal. Supporters ...

  7. News - World

    Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation ‘fails’

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah Government plans to remove Islamist protest camps Egypt’s government vowed on Wednesday to remove Islamist protest camps after it said foreign ... hours before the end of the Muslim fasting month. The presidency said earlier Wednesday that Western and Arab efforts to mediate an end to Egypt’s political deadlock had failed. The statement ...

  8. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Guangzhou locals seek 'Cantonese Day' to help preserve mother tongue

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Mimi Lau

    ... with soccer and beer Cantonese is regarded as a modern variant of the ancient Han language. It is a much older language than Putonghua, linguists say, with pronunciation, vocabulary and usage similar ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of the Möbius ring someone mentioned that it was starting to look like a Chinese lucky knot, a highly significant form derived from ancient folk art." As a European firm working in China for more ...




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