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Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders

Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders

Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting "revolution" have taken to the streets of Beirut for an unprecedented mobilisation against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt.

Christian group occupies Philippine highway

Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Manila for a second night, protesting against what they say is government intrusion in church affairs.

Journalists sentenced to three years prison in Egypt

Journalists sentenced to three years prison in Egypt

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.

Thailand bombing suspect arrested

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a suspect they said fitted the description of a man seen on security cameras leaving a rucksack at the site of the Bangkok blast.

Tropical Storm Erika heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida.

Poland almost certain it has found buried Nazi train

Poland is almost certain it has located a Nazi train rumoured to have gone missing near the close of World War Two, loaded with guns and jewels.

Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief

Rebekah Brooks will return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Thailand issue arrest warrant for second bombing

Thailand issue arrest warrant for second bombing

An arrest warrant has been issued for an unnamed suspect in a bomb blast at a Bangkok pier that took place a day after Thailand's worst ever-bombing killed 20 people at a popular shrine, Thai police said.

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