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-- TOP STORIES --
+ Egypt PM does not rule out Brotherhood in govt
+ Late Russian lawyer convicted of fraud
+ Karadzic genocide charge reinstated
+ US tells China to 'play by rules'
Egypt's premier says he does not rule out including Muslim Brotherhood members in his cabinet, even as the group vows to keep defying the army's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi with rival demonstrations planned on Friday.
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A Moscow court convicts late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking fresh outrage more than three years after his prison death came to symbolise rights abuses under President Vladimir Putin.
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The UN's Yugoslav war crimes court reinstates a genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, overturning on appeal an earlier decision by trial judges.
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The United States calls on China to abide by what it called international rules in areas from cyber-hacking to freedom at sea as the world's two largest economies wade into key disputes.
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-- AMERICAS --
Canada's main opposition party calls for tougher rail-industry regulations after a weekend derailment and explosion in a small Quebec town that left 50 people dead or missing.
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Striking workers block highways and stage peaceful protest marches across Brazil in a day of industrial action called by major unions to demand better work conditions and tougher government measures to contain inflation.
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The trial of a US neighborhood watch volunteer accused of murdering a black teenager takes a fresh twist after jurors were told they could convict him of the lesser charge of manslaughter.
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-- EUROPE --
Luxembourg appears set for a snap October election, the day after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker's coalition collapsed in a scandal over misconduct within the tiny nation's secret service.
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Bosnia buries 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, including a newborn, on the 18th anniversary of the worst slaughter in post-war Europe.
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-- MIDDLE EAST --
Militants kill 25 Iraqi security forces personnel in a wave of attacks as 15 people, including 10 mourners killed in twin bombings, die in other unrest.
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The people of Egypt are marking the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan amid soaring tensions following last week's ouster by the military of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
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-- ASIA --
North Korea retracts its proposal to hold talks with South Korea on restarting a family reunion programme, after separate discussions on reopening a joint industrial estate faltered.
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Taiwan evacuates more than 2,000 tourists as the island braces for super-typhoon Soulik, while Japan's Okinawa warns residents that giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could pound the archipelago.
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The gap between Japan and its neighbors over war history is deepening, with Chinese and Koreans sharply critical of Tokyo but most Japanese believing they have apologized enough, a survey says.
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-- AFRICA --
Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment but remains in a critical condition 34 days into his hospital stay, South Africa's presidency says.
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President Robert Mugabe kick-starts his election campaign exuding confidence that Zimbabweans will vote to extend his 33-year rule when they go to the ballot box in three weeks' time.
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Rich and poor alike suffer in Sudan's Darfur after the region's worst urban warfare in recent memory leaves school children without free lunches and merchants looted of thousands of dollars in merchandise.
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