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Violence Mars Third Anniversary of Egypt Uprising – ABC News

ABC NewsThe anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists.Egyptian police, Muslim Brotherhood protesters clash on third anniversary of …ABC OnlineEgyptian activists behind bars on uprising’s anniversaryCNN InternationalClashes kill […]

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After Bombings, Cairo Anxious 3 Years After Egyptian Uprising – New York Times

New York TimesAfter the first explosion in Cairo on Friday, supporters of Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi gathered outside Abdeen Palace. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters. CAIRO — The capital was empty and anxious Saturday morning on the third anniversary of the Egyptian …Egypt Convulsed by Violence Before Anniversary of Revolt (1)BusinessweekMilitants Claim Responsibility for Friday Cairo BombingsVoice […]

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Edward Snowden Denies Being a Russian Spy – TIME

TIMENational Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden denied allegations that he was acting as a Russian spy when he took classified intelligence documents and later fled the United States. “This ‘Russian spy’ push is absurd,” Snowden told the New Yorker in …Snowden denies receiving assistance from Russian intelligence with NSA leaksWashington PostEdward Snowden denies suggestions he […]

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Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas. Rebels and fighters with the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic …Syrian rebels want foreign fighters goneCNNAl-Qaeda-linked ISIS under attack in northern SyriaBBC NewsQaeda-Linked Insurgents Clash With Other Rebels […]

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1 Dead in Thailand Protest Shooting, While Demonstrators Disrupt Election … – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaOfficials in Thailand say one person was killed and three wounded early Saturday in Bangkok when at least one gunman fired into a group of anti-government protesters, while elsewhere, protesters continued to block candidates from registering for upcoming …Thai protester shot dead as political crisis deepensBBC News1 protester killed in new Thai political […]

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Icebreakers speed toward stranded ship in Antarctica – CBS News

CBS NewsLOS ANGELES — Three icebreakers are speeding to rescue a ship carrying tourists and researchers that is trapped in thick ice in Antarctica. The ship has been stuck since Tuesday about 1,700 miles south of New Zealand. Passengers and crew aboard the …Ship trapped in Antarctica surrounded by iceNBCNews.comAntarctica researchers stuck after wind blows […]

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Japanese prime minster to visit controversial war shrine – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit a controversial World War II shrine on Thursday, his office told CNN. Past visits by Japanese prime ministers and other political leaders to Yasukuni Shrine have ignited a firestorm of controversy with …Japanese prime minister to visit Yasukuni shrineUSA TODAYJapan PM Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni […]

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Thai military backs elections despite links to opposition – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Thailand’s powerful military has declared its support for elections set for February in a blow to the country’s protest movement that has crippled the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. But top military commander Thanasak …Thai military chief rebuffs appeal for interventionTimes of IndiaProtest leaders outline their aimsHerald ScotlandThai protest leader wants […]