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The case involves 25 defendants, five of whom - including prominent rights activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and political commentator Amr Hamzawy - were fined 30,000 Egyptian pounds each ($1,688). Abdel-Fattah is an outspoken blogger and leader of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. A software engineer by profession, he also campaigned against the policies of the military council that ruled Egypt for almost 17 months following Mr Mubarak's departure.
  • Israeli Minister Wishes Iranian Protesters 'Success'

    Israeli Minister Wishes Iranian Protesters 'Success'

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    In recent days Iran has seen widespread anti-government protests, the largest since those that followed a disputed election in 2009. Netanyahu began by contradicting Iran's "laughable" assertion that Israel is behind the protests. He said the Iranian regime wastes tens of billions of dollars "spreading hate", when that money could have built schools and hospitals. No wonder mothers and fathers are marching in the streets.
  • Death toll from Iran's anti-govt protests rises to 15

    Death toll from Iran's anti-govt protests rises to 15

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    Over the past two days, anti-government protests erupted in some Iranian major cities and in a number of cases they turned into violence and clash between people and police. President Hassan Rouhani has acknowledged the public's anger over the Islamic Republic's flagging economy, though he and others warned that the government wouldn't hesitate to crack down on those it considers lawbreakers.
  • North Korea's Kim Signals Olympics Truce, Seeks Talks With Seoul

    North Korea's Kim Signals Olympics Truce, Seeks Talks With Seoul

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    However, he also steadfastly declared North Korea a nuclear power. "We truly wish the South a successful Olympics", Kim said in his address. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes a speech at 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on December 23 in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 24, 2017.
  • Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

    Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

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    The bill was passed after the House rejected a series of amendments moved by various opposition members. And if the Opposition insists on vetting the bill by a parliamentary panel, it will lead to delay and be passed only in the next session of parliament.
  • Compass CEO, 5 others die in seaplane crash in Sydney

    Compass CEO, 5 others die in seaplane crash in Sydney

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    Ken Gaunt, also from Sydney Seaplanes , said he's devastated at the loss of Morgan who was his friend, pilot Gareth Morgan. He had been widely credited with turning the company's business around and turning Compass into one of the FTSE 100's best-performing firms.
  • Blockchain Expert Released By Kidnappers After Ransom Paid

    Blockchain Expert Released By Kidnappers After Ransom Paid

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    Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. An employee of a United Kingdom -based bitcoin exchange who was kidnapped while leaving his office in Ukraine earlier this week has now been released, according to a statement from the company.
  • Truck hits pedestrians in San Francisco

    Truck hits pedestrians in San Francisco

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    A family of five in the vehicle all suffered minor injuries with ages ranging from pre-teen to adult, according to fire officials. There are no indications that the incident was a terrorist attack, SFPD spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan told the San Jose Mercury News , confirming " multiple " injuries.
  • North Korea gives U.S. condition to end nuclear tests

    North Korea gives U.S. condition to end nuclear tests

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    The Ministry of Defence said it would assign four units to operate under a new official overseeing North Korea policy, aimed to "deter and respond to North Korea's nuclear and missile threat". In its 2018 forecast, South Korea's Unification Ministry said it believed the North would eventually find ways to blunt the effects of the sanctions.
  • Storm Eleanor to bring powerful winds on Tuesday

    Storm Eleanor to bring powerful winds on Tuesday

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    The second warning for high winds begins just after midnight until 10pm tomorrow, covering the same areas plus the Midlands, east of England, London, the southeast, the southwest and Wales . She said the Met Office is "monitoring" the Atlantic weather system in case it strengthens into a named storm. "There will be some very lively conditions with bouts of wet and windy weather sweeping the UK".
  • Netanyahu refutes Rouhani's claim Israel is behind Iran protests

    Netanyahu refutes Rouhani's claim Israel is behind Iran protests

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    And unlike Rouhani, I will not insult the Iranian people. Netanyahu said "Brave Iranians are hitting the streets". Iran's success in the region was unbearable to them. "No wonder mothers and fathers are marching in the streets ", he said. The regime is terrified of them, of their own people. That's just not right.
  • China Resists US Efforts to Blacklist Ships Through UN

    China Resists US Efforts to Blacklist Ships Through UN

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    The Hong Kong government said in a statement Friday it had noted media reports that the Lighthouse Winmore had been seized. "We never allow Chinese companies and citizens to violate the resolutions", she said. China insists that there was no sanctions violation. He said that "if this continues to happen", then there will never be "a friendly solution" to the nuclear crisis.
  • Kim Jong Un says the nuclear button is always on his desk

    Kim Jong Un says the nuclear button is always on his desk

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    If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb - their seventh - "I would say 70 percent", he said. "The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. A report released Saturday by North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency said the country will remain committed to nuclear development in 2018.
  • This week in the Trump-Russia investigation

    This week in the Trump-Russia investigation

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    While Trump has the "absolute right" to name the Attorney General and set DOJ policy, he doesn't have the "absolute right" to politicize and interfere with DOJ prosecutions. Trump said there was " no collusion " at least 15 times during the NYT interview. 'We urge the Administration, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, and the American public, to support the work of Special Counsel Mueller to its conclusion, whatever it may be, ' reads the open letter signed by officials ...
  • Two protesters killed at anti-government rally in Iran

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    Those foreign interventions are also fueling anger in the Islamic Republic because Iranians want their leaders to create jobs instead of engaging in costly proxy wars. CNN can not independently verify the authenticity of the video. Two protesters have been killed at a rally in Iran amid a wave of anti-government protests, an official has said.
  • Pence's office says VP visit to Israel remains in plans

    Pence's office says VP visit to Israel remains in plans

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to leave on a five-day trip to India on January 14. "We can always adapt it and change it". But on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said Pence is not scheduled to visit this month. Pence was originally due in Israel on December 20 after a trip to Egypt, following closely on the heels of Trump's Jerusalem decision. In Ramallah, he was to sit down with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, but Abbas later pulled out of the meeting after ...
  • DC-area forecast: It's frigid for the entire first week of 2018

    DC-area forecast: It's frigid for the entire first week of 2018

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    That high will remain there for several days so we will remain bitter cold for at least a week. Mostly sunny, breezy and cold. Wind chills will once again fall into the single digits. Today will be partly sunny with a high of 17. Weather service forecasters predict wind chills to drop Sunday night to as low as -16 in Sandusky.
  • Palestinians temporarily call back envoy to Washington for talks on USA relations

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    Foreign Minister Riad Malki says Sunday that discussions would take place "to set the decisions needed by the Palestinian leadership in the coming period regarding our relations with the U.S". Trump's December 6 announcement regarding the disputed city deeply angered the Palestinians and led to weeks of unrest. Violence since Mr Trump's announcement has left 13 Palestinians dead, with most killed in clashes with Israeli forces.