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Factory workers go on open-ended strike in Egyptian city

Thousands of Egyptian workers at a textile factory have staged an open-ended strike in a northern Egyptian city where crippling industrial action several years ago inspired many other factories and helped spark a revolution against ousted president Hosni Mubarak. As many as 16,000 workers at the government-owned Misr Spinning and Weaving ...

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Russian forces hold major drills in Baltic Sea

The Russian navy has staged major tactical drills in the westernmost region of Kaliningrad, the latest in a series of high-profile war games by the country’s military forces in the strategic Baltic Sea. More than 2,000 marines and soldiers from the 11th Army Corps of the Russian Baltic Fleet took ...

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South Africa opposition moves to dissolve parliament

South Africa’s opposition party in parliament has submitted a motion to dissolve the national assembly and hold fresh elections. The attempt to dissolve parliament, which requires 201 out of 400 parliamentary votes to pass, is seen as unlikely to succeed as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party holds a ...

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Double-decker bus smashes into store in London

A double-decker London bus has smashed into a store building in south London causing multiple casualties, police say. The incident took place on Thursday morning, as one of London’s symbolic red buses drove into a shop in Lavender Hill. Footage from the crash showed a heavy presence of police and ...

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Two teenagers stabbed to death in 2 UK cities

Two British teenagers have been stabbed to death in Manchester’s Moss Side and Croydon, south London, in the latest spate of violent attacks in the UK, reports say. One 18-year-old man, who was not named yet, was stabbed along with three other people, who sustained wounds, in a fight on Crosshill ...

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