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Egypt policeman gets 10 years for Islamist prisoner deaths

An Egyptian court sentenced a policeman to 10 years Tuesday for the deaths of 37 prisoners who suffocated on tear gas in one of the most brutal incidents in a crackdown on Islamists. The court verdict, which also saw three other police officers handed one year suspended jail terms, was the first against policemen for violations during the crackdown on supporters of president Mohamed Morsi since his ouster by the army in July.

Egypt panel mostly blames Mursi supporters for deaths in protest break-up

By Maggie Fick and Shadia Nasralla CAIRO (Reuters) - A government-appointed panel said on Wednesday that the deaths of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters at a protest camp in Cairo last August was mostly the fault of demonstrators who had provoked the security forces into opening fire. It found that 632 people were killed, 624 of them civilians in one of the bloodiest days in Egypt's modern history.

Elderly march in Venezuela after night-time clashes

Hundreds of mainly elderly people marched Sunday in downtown Caracas in support of President Nicolas Maduro, a day after Venezuela's largest demonstrations in weeks of escalating protests left 25 people injured. Maduro is grappling with the biggest crisis of his rule since narrowly being elected last year after the death of leftist icon Hugo Chavez, with at least 10 people dead since protests erupted on February 4.

Elderly march in Venezuela after night-time clashes

Hundreds of mainly elderly people marched Sunday in downtown Caracas in support of President Nicolas Maduro, a day after Venezuela's largest demonstrations in weeks of escalating protests left 25 people injured. Maduro is grappling with the biggest crisis of his rule since narrowly being elected last year after the death of leftist icon Hugo Chavez, with at least 10 dead people dead since protests erupted on February 4.

Two shot at Venezuela opposition protest

At least two people were injured after unidentified assailants fired into a crowd of anti-government protesters in Caracas on Wednesday amid rival demonstrations over Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's handling of a deepening economic crisis. The motorcycle-riding gunmen fled after firing the shots outside the attorney general's office, where opposition protesters had gathered. The OPEC-member has been battered by inflation running at more than 50 percent a year, a shortage of hard currency, and dwindling supplies of consumer goods.

Two killed in Egypt as police, Islamists clash

At least two people were killed in clashes in Egypt Friday as police dispersed protesters loyal to ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, security officials said. Police clamped down on protests in several cities, firing tear gas at Islamists, who aimed fire works at the riot police in one incident, police officials said. One man was killed in Cairo and another in clashes in Fayoum, southwest of the capital, the health ministry said.

One dead in Egypt clashes

One person was killed Friday in clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, and police arrested dozens of Islamists across the country, security officials said. A police official said a street vendor was shot dead in clashes between Morsi's Islamist supporters and civilian opponents in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The Islamists had held rallies in several cities demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, who the military ousted in July following mass protests demanding his resignation.

Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt

At least 11 people were killed Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the health ministry said. The protests came after an Islamist alliance that backs Morsi called for demonstrations ahead of a new hearing on Wednesday in a trial of the ousted president. Police moved in swiftly to disperse the rallies, after warning they would not tolerate protests by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood following its designation as a terrorist group last week.

Deadly clashes as Morsi backers rally in Eygpt

At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi be reinstated, officials said. The protests came after an Islamist alliance that backs Morsi called for demonstrations ahead of a new hearing on Wednesday in a trial against the ousted president. Three people were killed in Cairo, and three others in the cities of Ismailiya, Fayoum and Alexandria, as the Islamist protesters fought with police and civilian opponents, said the health ministry.

Three killed as clashes erupt in Egypt

At least three people were killed as supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi clashed with police and opponents in three cities Friday, security officials and medics said. Thousands of the Islamist's backers had rallied across the country before police intervened to disperse the protests with tear gas and birdshot. The protests came after an Islamist alliance backing Morsi called for demonstrations ahead of a new hearing in Morsi's trial on Wednesday.
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