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Clashes in Egypt as anti-Morsi camp demands change
Clashes in Egypt as anti-Morsi camp demands change

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in several Egyptian provinces in rallies calling on Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to fulfil the goals of the revolt that brought him to power.

Clashes in Egypt as anti-Morsi camp demands change
Eddie Obeid. ©REUTERS
Australian ministers dragged into corruption probe

Two senior Australian ministers have been dragged into a snowballing Labor party corruption scandal, admitting accepting hospitality from a former powerbroker at the centre of an explosive inquiry.

Australian ministers dragged into corruption probe
Liao Yiwu. ©REUTERS
Liao slams Chinese politicians' 'dirty wealth'

Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu accused China's political elite of accumulating "dirty wealth" on Thursday, saying it had turned his country into "one of the biggest landfills in the world."

Liao slams Chinese politicians' 'dirty wealth'
BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences
BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences

The BBC on Thursday agreed to pay a former politician £185,000 in damages over false child sex abuse claims, hours after police reportedly arrested another of its former presenters for sexual offences.

BBC Savile colleague held for suspected sexual offences
China bloggers expose more corruption: reports
China bloggers expose more corruption: reports

Chinese officials have launched a probe after microbloggers said they had uncovered another allegedly corrupt leader who owns millions of dollars worth of property.

China bloggers expose more corruption: reports
World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan
World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan

Politicians and aid officials gathered on Tuesday in the northeast of Japan, devastated by last year's quake and tsunami, to discuss what lessons can be learned from disasters.

World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan
Imran Khan. ©REUTERS
Imran Khan leads US drone protest in Pakistan

Pakistan cricket star turned politician Imran Khan leads Western peace activists and local loyalists on a highly publicised rally to Pakistan's tribal belt Saturday in protest against US drone strikes.

Imran Khan leads US drone protest in Pakistan
Photo courtesy of haveeru.com
Maldivian ruling party MP assassinated in capital

An unidentified attacker stabbed and killed a Maldivian ruling party legislator Tuesday in the first assassination of a lawmaker in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Maldivian ruling party MP assassinated in capital
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. ©REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
British PM begins government reshuffle

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to reshuffle his ailing government on Tuesday, but with unpopular finance minister George Osborne expected to keep his job despite continued economic gloom.

British PM begins government reshuffle
Ethiopia readies first state funeral of a leader in 80 years
Ethiopia readies first state funeral of a leader in 80 years

Ethiopia will bury its longtime powerful prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in the first state funeral staged for a leader of the Horn of Africa nation in more than 80 years.

Ethiopia readies first state funeral of a leader in 80 years
©REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
FBI probes Republicans' drunken Israel trip

The FBI has investigated an incident that saw at least one Republican congressman swim naked at a drinking party in Israel last year attended by top leadership staff, Politico reported Sunday.

FBI probes Republicans' drunken Israel trip
The bodies of killed after explosion at a wedding party. ©REUTERS/Parwiz Parwiz
Afghan wedding suicide attack kills prominent MP

A suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan lawmaker and 12 other people at his daughter's wedding party in the north of the country Saturday.

Afghan wedding suicide attack kills prominent MP