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Egypt crisis: Interim president to be sworn in after Morsi ousted

The top judge of Egypt’s constitutional court, Adli Mansour, is to be sworn in as interim leader, hours after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced the move in a TV address on Wednesday evening, in what Mr Morsi said was a military coup. Gen Sisi said Mr Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader, ...

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Obama treads cautiously on Egypt leader’s ouster

JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is treading carefully after Egypt’s military overthrew its president, wary of taking sides in a conflict that pits a democratically elected leader against a people’s aspirations for prosperity and inclusive government. Denounce the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi outright, and the U.S. could be accused of propping up a ruler ...

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U.S., Germany to hold talks on surveillance programs

> • Obama and Merkel agreed to hold a high-level bilateral meeting over U.S. surveillance programs. • Obama assured Merkel Washington “takes seriously the concerns of our European allies and partners.” • They reaffirmed importance of continued close cooperation in fight against terrorism and other threats. WASHINGTON, July 3 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

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U.S., Germany to hold talks on surveillance programs

> • Obama and Merkel agreed to hold a high-level bilateral meeting over U.S. surveillance programs. • Obama assured Merkel Washington “takes seriously the concerns of our European allies and partners.” • They reaffirmed importance of continued close cooperation in fight against terrorism and other threats. WASHINGTON, July 3 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Leader arrested

MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation’s interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and launched a major crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails. In the highest profile arrest since Morsi’s ouster, security officials ...

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Inventor of Computer Mouse, Doug Engelbart dies at the age of 88

Tweet Computer mouse is or has been used by every individual that can sit on computer. It gave way to touchpad for laptops but is still used in more number than its counterpart. The man who invented the Computer mouse, Doug Engelbart died today at the age of 88. Engelbert’s daughter Christina notified about his death to the state’s Computer ...

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Acheh quake death toll rises to 30

JAKARTA: The death toll of the Aceh earthquake which registered 6.2 on the Richter scale continued to rise and as at noon today Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported 30 people were killed while 12 more were reported missing. The number of injured victims rose to 275 and they were being treated at the district hospital as as well ...

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Seoul proposes new talks on Kaesong

Seoul – South Korea offered to hold talks with North Korea aimed at re-opening a jointly run factory park near the armed border between the two countries just three weeks after their last attempt at dialogue faltered amid bickering over protocol. The offer, made on Thursday, was for talks to be held on Saturday at the Panmumjom truce village that ...

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Egyptian army chief announces end of Morsi presidency

The Egyptian army has said that President Mohammed Morsi is to be removed from his post and that the constitution has been suspended. Fresh troops have been deployed around Cairo, with anti-Morsi protesters jubilant. Egyptian Armed Forces Commander in Chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi announced on national television on Wednesday evening that the head of the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court would act ...

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