Egyptian Government Calls Sit-Ins a 'Threat to National Security'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_b4b6f6cabd.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police in Cairo to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. In a televised statement, Information Minister Dorreya Sharaf el-Din said, “The cabinet has decided to take all measures necessary to confront these risks and put an end to them."

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Twelve Wrongful Death Suits Filed in Quebec Train Crash

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_693b4a2e4f.jpgFrançois Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago law firm has filed 12 wrongful death suits on behalf of Canadian victims who died in the Quebec train crash earlier this month, court documents show. Meyers and Flowers filed the suits in Chicago's Cook County Court, claiming wrongful death and negligence.

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Civilian Deaths on the Rise in Afghanistan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_417de193ca.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Afghan forces are scheduled to take over all combat duties from American soldiers by the end of 2014, but a new report on civilian deaths indicates it’s going to be a difficult challenge. According to a United Nations report, the number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan rose by 23 percent in the first six months of 2013. 

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State Department on Assad Instagram: #Despicable

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_c202b159ed.jpgABC NEWS/Rob Wallace(WASHINGTON) -- Embattled Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has apparently opened up an Instagram account, Syrian Presidency, which reads, “Welcome to the official Instagram account for the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic. There are currently 73 posts in the account with more than 5,000 followers. The presidency is following no-one at the moment.

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Chinese Government Issues Heat Warning After Record Temperatures

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_c9b48eac0d.jpgWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Temperatures in China have reached record levels this month with at least 10 people suffering from fatal cases of heatstroke. According to the BBC News, the city of Shanghai has experienced its hottest July in 140 years. The China Meteorological Administration issued a level-two emergency heat alert for nine provinces on Tuesday.

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