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Nigerian military threatens action in delta (Reuters) PDF Print E-mail
Reuters - Nigeria's military threatened on Saturday to carry out raids against camps of criminal gangs in the creeks of the oil-producing Niger Delta, and told civilians in the vicinity to leave.
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Airbase attacked, 10 killed in Afghan market bombing (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

NATO soldiers arrive at the site of a suicide attack near the former Royal Palace in Kabul on November 12. The Taliban have launched a pre-dawn attack on a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a firefight with foreign and Afghan forces that left eight militants dead.(AFP/File/Massoud Hossaini)AFP - The Taliban launched a pre-dawn attack on a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, triggering a firefight with foreign and Afghan forces that left eight militants dead.


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Sunni-backed bloc attends Iraqi parliament session (AP) PDF Print E-mail

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik, center, shakes hands with a lawmaker during a parliament session in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Iraq's president gave Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the nod to form the next government Thursday after an eight-month deadlock, but a dramatic walkout from parliament by his Sunni rivals cast doubt on a power-sharing deal reached by the two sides less than a day earlier. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)AP - A Sunni-backed political bloc said Saturday it will join efforts to produce a national unity government, backing away from a threat to boycott parliament.


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X Factor hopefuls to sing Elton John song's (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

Sir Elton John performs in California last on November 5. X Factor contestants were scheduled to tackle his songs on Saturday, just three weeks after the 'Crocodile Rock' singer blasted TV talent shows.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Kevin Winter)AFP - X Factor contestants were scheduled to tackle the songs of Sir Elton John on Saturday, just three weeks after the 'Crocodile Rock' singer blasted TV talent shows.


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Myanmar pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi freed (Reuters) PDF Print E-mail

Activists speak under portraits of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the office of the her National League for Democracy (NLD) in Yangon November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Soe Zeya TunReuters - Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi walked out of her home to rapturous cheers from thousands of supporters on Saturday after the country's military rulers released her from seven years of house arrest.


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An alternative travel guide to Egypt:

The shark attacks in the diving mecca of Sharm el Sheikh certainly didn't help Egypt tourism but there are many other reasons to holidaying in Egypt. From ancient monuments, the world’s l...

Egypt - Land of the Pharaohs:

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Holiday Guide to Egypt:

Egypt lies at the North Eastern tip of Africa, bordering Sudan to the south, Libya to the west and Israel to the east. The northern coast borders the Mediterranean sea and the eastern c...