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Over 140 hurt as Egyptians rally against military rulers

July 24, 2011 Comments off

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Thousands march to Defense Ministry calling for reforms and chanting ‘peaceful, peaceful.’
 Egyptians protest in Tahrir Square Photo by: REUTERS

At least 143 people were injured in the Egyptian capital this weekend when thousands of demonstrators fought opponents with stones on their march to the Defense Ministry to urge their military rulers to speed up reforms, witnesses said.

They said most of the injuries occurred Saturday when civilians, believed to be thugs, hurled barrages of stones and firebombs at protesters, who fought back with stones torn up from pavements.

Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper estimated 143 people were hurt in the clashes, while state-run Al-Ahram on Sunday put the figure as high as 296, quoting a health official.

Military police, armed with Tasers and batons, fired in the air to stop the Read more…

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Norway tragedy update

July 24, 2011 3 comments

thesun

DRAMATIC photos that may show the Norway gunman during his killing spree have emerged.

The blurry images — taken from a helicopter — appear to show a tall blond figure in a dark uniform holding what may be a rifle.

At his feet are what look like bodies floating on the water.

The man is believed to be Anders Behring Breivik, a crazed hunting fan arrested over gun and bomb attacks that killed at least 92 innocent people yesterday.

Dressed as a policeman, the gunman massacred 85 youths camping on an island — two hours after a huge car bomb wrecked government buildings in capital Oslo, killing seven.

 

Killer ... helicopter snap supposedly shows the gunman surrounded by dead bodies

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CALIFORNIA Volcanic eruption at Pisgah Crater

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‘Super Congress’: Debt Ceiling Negotiators Aim To Create New Legislative Body

July 24, 2011 1 comment

huffingtonpost

WASHINGTON — Debt ceiling negotiators think they’ve hit on a solution to address the debt ceiling impasse and the public’s unwillingness to let go of benefits such as Medicare and Social Security that have been earned over a lifetime of work: Create a new Congress.

This “Super Congress,” composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), legislation to lift the debt ceiling would be accompanied by the creation of a 12-member panel made up of 12 lawmakers — six from each chamber and six from each party.

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