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US Lifts Freeze, Will Deliver Apache Choppers To Egypt

WASHINGTON - The United States will lift a suspension on the delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt after concluding Cairo has upheld its peace treaty with Israel, US officials said yesterday.

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Pakistan Army Threatens TV Station

Activists shout slogans during a protest against the attack on television journalist Hamid Mir by gunmen. /pic: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty ImagesPAKISTAN's army demanded the closure of the country's most popular television channel on Tuesday following allegations that the military's main intelligence agency had ordered an assassination attempt on its star journalist.

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American Middle Class No Longer World's Richest

pic: www.nbcnews.comTHE American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

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Tony Blair To Say Battle Against Islamic Extremism Is Paramount

TONY BLAIR will warn the west it needs to take sides in the Middle East and move the battle against Islamist extremism to the top of the political agenda.

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Drew Barrymore Welcomes Second Baby Girl

Pic ; google.comLOS ANGELES: Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two.

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Mexico Arrests 110 Posing As Vigilantes

A file picture shows members of the community police, acting in this case as vigilantes, stand together after breaking into the village of Paracuaro, and taking over, in Michoacan state (PIC: AFP)MORELIA: Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan in the last two weeks, an official said yesterday.

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UK Tourist Recounts ‘Hellish’ Time In Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo

British tourist Naomi Coleman poses for a photograph to display a tattoo of the Buddha on her upper arm, after she was arrested at Sri Lanka’s main international airport and later ordered with deportation for having a tattoo of the Buddha, in Colombo (PIC: Reuters)COLOMBO: A 37-year-old British nurse recounted yesterday her “hellish” experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

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Violent Protest Hits Fabled Rio Beach District

A boy observes World Cup soccer merchandise at a store in Saara, a popular market, in Rio de Janeiro, April 23, 2014. Police have been cranking up efforts in recent months to clear favelas in thrall to violent criminals before the month-long World Cup kicks off June 12 (PIC: Reuters)RIO DE JANEIRO: Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, yesterday following the death of a resident, an AFP photographer said, less than two months before the World Cup.

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Search For MH370 Reveals A Military Vulnerability For China

People queue to get on board Chinese naval missile destroyer Harbin (112) during a public visit at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium, in Qingdao, Shandong province, April 23, 2014/Pic:ReutersHONG KONG: When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing — its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.

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New York Police Twitter Campaign Backfires Badly

Images and tweets of many arrests of demonstrators went viral after the New York police department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign /Pic:TwitterNEW YORK: New York police yesterday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter — only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

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