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-- TOP STORIES --
+ Court verdict in Egypt sparks deadly unrest
+ Terror suspect Abu Qatada back in jail in Britain
+ UN welcomes release of peacekeepers held in Golan
A court verdict over deadly football violence sparks fresh unrest in Egypt, with two people killed and buildings torched in Cairo, as Islamist President Mohamed Morsi faces growing civil unrest.
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Terror suspect Abu Qatada is sent back to jail by a British judge, two days before the government was due to make a fresh bid to deport him to Jordan.
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The United Nations welcomes the release of 21 Filipino peacekeepers, who had been seized by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights, as they crossed to freedom in Jordan after a three-day ordeal.
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-- AMERICAS --
Venezuela marches towards a bitter election to succeed Hugo Chavez after his political heir takes over as acting president in a ceremony disputed by the opposition following the leftist leader's funeral.
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-- ASIA --
A suicide bomber on a bicycle kills nine people outside the defence ministry in central Kabul during a visit to the Afghan capital by new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for her once-banned party to unify amid concerns that internal squabbles could undermine its push for power at historic polls in 2015.
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Thousands of angry protesters set ablaze more than 100 houses of Pakistani Christians over a blasphemy row in the eastern city of Lahore, officials say.
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Pakistan's premier Raja Pervez Ashraf prays for peace in his country at a 13th-century Muslim shrine in northern India on a lightning visit in which politics was kept off the agenda.
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Drooping eyes barely visible behind a mountain of glossy black fur, an enormous dog snoozes on stage in an industrial Chinese city. Its asking price: close to a million US dollars.
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The Vatican installs a special chimney on the Sistine Chapel from which white smoke will signal the election of a new pope, as cardinals prepare for the historic vote next week after Benedict XVI's resignation.
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-- AFRICA --
Uhuru Kenyatta narrowly wins Kenya's presidential election, final results show, but his main rival refuses to concede, raising tensions following the key poll.
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Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela is hospitalised for a "scheduled medical check-up" months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.
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After the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential victory, parts of Kenya saw people dancing in the streets while areas loyal to his rival Raila Odinga were all gloom.
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Large numbers of mourners in Mozambique attend the burial of a taxi driver who died in police custody in South Africa after officers cuffed him to their van and dragged him through the streets.
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