Wednesday, July 31, 2013

World News Briefs -- July 31, 2013 (Evening Edition)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi march from Al-Fath Mosque to the defense ministry in Cairo July 30. Reuters

Egypt's Cabinet Orders Police To End Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins -- BBC

Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital Cairo.

"The cabinet has decided to take all measures necessary to confront these risks and put an end to them," an official said in a televised statement.

The statement termed the continued rallies "a national security threat".

Three top Muslim Brotherhood leaders have also been referred to court on charges of inciting violence.

The movement's supporters have been staging sit-ins for several weeks since President Morsi was removed on 3 July, after just one year in office.

They have defied previous threats of removal from their sit-in protests, despite deadly clashes with security forces.

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UN to visit Syria 'chemical attacks' sites.

Syrian troops launch assault on northern village.

Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series.

Over 645,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR.

Iran seen able to process bomb-grade uranium next year.

Russia's Putin to meet new Iranian president in September.

989 killed in Iraq in July, most in five years: govt.

Drive-by shootings, bombings kill 18 in Iraq.

Rights group condemns lashing, jailing of Saudi blogger on Islam.

Stolen Saddam Hussein sword returned to Iraq.

Iran President's inner circle has western accent.


Taliban jailbreak prompts fears of more attacks on Pakistan prisons.

Secretary of State Kerry in Pakistan on unannounced visit.

Fear of violence as India tears state in two.

U.S., South Korea discuss delaying wartime command transfer.

Report: Civilian casualties rising in Afghanistan.

Pakistani Taliban move prisoners to tribal region. About 200 inmates escape in Pakistan Taliban attack on prison.

U.S. raises military assistance to the Philippines.

China media: Japan tensions.

China issues heat alert as 'hottest July' hits Shanghai.


Egypt’s government tells police to break up pro-Morsi protests. Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood intensifies in Egypt.

Gaddafi minister sentenced to death.

Rwanda says U.N. ultimatum threatened Congo peace talks.

Zimbabwe votes in third Mugabe-Tsvangirai showdown. Fraud claims mount as Zimbabweans vote.

134 people killed in clashes in Sudan's Darfur: Tribal leader.

Ex-Prime Minister Keita holds wide lead in Mali vote. Mali election 'marred by ballot-stuffing': URD.

Nigeria says to begin Mali troop pullout on Wednesday.

'New Somalia' risk as warlords rule in Central African Republic.

DR Congo unrest: UN orders Goma to be arms-free.

North African instability a concern for NATO: Military chief.


British fury as Spain ups tension on Gibraltar with new lorry blockade.

Gay athletes could be prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian lawmaker suggests.

Turkish militants held in Greece for weapons: minister.

Eurozone unemployment total in slight fall.

Spanish train driver on phone to Renfe official at moment of crash, court says.

Eurozone must fill £9.6bn gap in Greek finances, warns IMF.

Portugal PM wins confidence vote, vows to meet bailout goals.

Doubts grow over Spanish government reforms.

Cyprus U.N. envoy says peace talks could resume in October.

Spain hit by killer heatwave: Tourists warned to expect dangerously high temperatures of 43C as scorching winds sweep in from Africa.


Misconduct allegations rise for U.S. airport security workers.

Mexico's homicide rate falls slightly from 24 to 22 per 100,000.

US economy grows at 1.7 pct. pace in 2nd quarter.

Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreigners; report could hurt immigration deal.

Panama uncovers fighter jet engines from seized North Korea ship.

FARC renews offer to free former US marine.

US Air Force flying 24 tons of cocaine to Miami because Costa Rica can't destroy it on its own.

Honduras declares emergency over dengue fever.

Woman charged in vandalism at National Cathedral ordered held without bond.


Zawahri vows al Qaeda to free Guantanamo inmates.

Pentagon: Guantanamo tab $5.2 billion and counting.

US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 3 AQAP operatives.


Exclusive: Russian billionaire seeks U.S. government financing for luxury jets.

US oil and gas will surge for years, firm projects.

EADS to restructure and change name to Airbus.

Railway company ‘can’t pay’ for Quebec train disaster.

Bank of England helped in sale of looted Nazi gold.

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