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27 Jan

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Egyptian anti-government protests – in pictures

Demonstrators take to the streets of Cairo for a second day to demand President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation

egpyt protests: Demonstrators clash with police
While previous calls for protests have yielded ‘meagre results’, these demonstrations are ‘unprecedented’ in their scale, according to al-Jazeera television Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters torch Egypt police post

Police post in city of Suez burnt down as angry protests continue to erupt despite security crackdown.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 15:55 GMT
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Anti-government rallies hit Yemen

Tens of thousands of people, inspired by events in Tunisia, protest in Sanaa to demand President Saleh’s resignation.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 15:16 GMT
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Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists

Thursday’s cabinet reshuffle likely to see loyalists of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the ousted president, being replaced.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 11:12 GMT
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“The region is slipping away”

Gregg Carlstrom 26 Jan 2011 19:38 GMT
Documents reveal a Palestinian Authority that’s critical, mistrustful and fearful of Arab neighbours.
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Lebanon convulses on ‘Day of Rage’

Matthew Cassel 27 Jan 2011 15:02 GMT
View slide show of protests by Sunni backers of Saad Hariri, after US-backed March 14 coalition lost majority status.
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S Africa prays for ailing Mandela

Nelson Mandela Foundation says former president in hospital for “routine tests”, as ruling party calls for calm

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Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Lloyd Blankfein and Daniel Mudd

Bankers, politicians and the people blamed for credit crisis

Stephen Foley: Wall Street’s recklessness and specific frauds to be detailed today in report on US crash.

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Welcome to Utah – please shoot carefully

Just three weeks after the Arizona massacre, its trigger-happy neighbouring state has made a Browning semi-automatic pistol its official symbol 

By Guy Adams, Thursday, 27 January 2011

AP Utah’s Governor, Gary Herbert, holds a Browning automatic pistol presented to him by the gunmakers
It’s hardly the most sensitive timing, given recent events in neighbouring Arizona, but politicians in the God-fearing, gun-loving State of Utah are set to pass landmark legislation that will make an automatic pistol their official “state firearm”. 
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Africa

Riot police clash with demonstrators in Cairo yesterday

Egyptian police arrest 1,000 in violent clashes

Catrina Stewart: Egyptian officials last night confirmed two people had been killed in a fresh wave of anti-government protests in central Cairo. 

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US embassy official kills two men during ‘robbery’ in Pakistan

27 Jan 2011: Media name American as Raymond Davis, who claims he shot two people in self-defence, and ask why he was armed

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