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Egypt’s el-Sissi sworn in as president

This image made from Egyptian State Television shows, soon to be sworn in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 8, 2014. El-Sissi’s inauguration Sunday comes less than a year after the 59-year-old career...
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Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising

This image made from Egyptian State Television shows newly sworn in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, being congratulated by outgoing interim President Adly Mansour, center left, after a ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 8, 2014....
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Double bombing at party office kills 19 in Iraq

Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion at an industrial area in Baghdad’s eastern Ur neighborhood, Iraq, Sunday, June 8, 2014. A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing and wounding scores of people, in a day of...

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

PARIS (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. The official...
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Quebec sees second jailbreak involving helicopter

Police check a car by the Orsainville Detention Center near Quebec City on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Three inmates have escaped from the center with the help of a helicopter, police said late Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Francis Vachon) Police check a car by the...

Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country’s restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said. The...
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Sinn Fein to skip UK inquiry into IRA fugitives

Martina Anderson, centre, celebrates with her husband Paul and Sinn Fein members Martin Mc Guinness and Gerry Adams, left, at the Kings Hall count centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, May 26, 2014. Sinn Fein’s Martina Anderson has topped the poll in the European...

Official: 34 dead in east Congo after attack

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An official in eastern Congo says at least 34 people are dead including many women and children after a nighttime attack. Provincial interior minister Jean Julien Miruho says the massacre took place in Mutarule late Friday. The attackers also...
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Man charged in Mounties’ death obsessed with guns

RCMP officers scour a field in Moncton, N.B. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 not far from where officers arrested a man charged with killing three of their colleagues. A few dozen Mounties are searching for clues behind the residential area where suspected gunman Justin Bourque was...
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Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine’s president

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviews an honor guard after the inauguration ceremony in Sophia Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 6, 2014. Petro Poroshenko took the oath of office as Ukraine’s president Saturday, assuming leadership of a country mired in a...