Malian soldiers in Diabaly, which is back in government control

After the bombs, Mali hunts for the enemy within

The hunt is on in Mali for fugitive rebels who have gone into hiding

Egyptian TV host Bassem Youssef

Egyptian TV host accused of insulting Morsi

Prosecutors are investigating a popular television comedian for allegedly insulting the President. An Islamist lawyer filed the charges against Bassem Youssef, whose show on the private satellite channel is modelled on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show in the US.

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New German party has its eye on the far-right torch

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Islamists claim victory on constitution, amid allegations of abuses

Egyptians voted in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists, but opposed by secularists and others, officials in rival camps said after the first round of a two-stage referendum. The document threatens to divide the Arab world's biggest nation.

Paek’s paintball strategy is based on a solution submitted by the winner of the competition last year, who suggested deflecting an asteroid with a cloud of solid pellets. Paek’s strategy is based on using pellets, but also filling them with paint in order to cover the asteroid in a fine, five-micrometer-layer of paint.

The end of the world is nigh!

Haven't you heard? It's the end of the world! Or nearly anyway. Today is 12/12/12; crazy things will doubtless happen at 12:12:12 this afternoon. But we're also getting extensive reports that around the world, particularly in Russia and China, that doomsayers are convinced that December 21st will be our last day on earth. Presumably these are the same religious brethren who predicted the millennium would bring the end of the world, as have other fantasists from time immemorial. Apocalypse is a Christian idea.

Masked gunmen attack opposition protesters as crowds gather for rallies in Egypt

'At least 11 protesters were wounded in the pre-dawn attack'

Mohamed Morsi's decree has alienated both the judiciary and the people

Morsi's offer to reverse power grab rejected

Opposition groups have spurned an offer from the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to reverse the highly controversial power grab he issued last month, vowing to escalate their protests until he scraps a planned referendum on the new constitution.

An opposition protester outside the presidential palace

Egypt's Morsi rescinds decree

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi early Sunday annulled most of an extraordinary decree that gave him near-absolute power and has plunged this nation into a deeply divisive political crisis.

Egypt's military calls for dialogue to resolve political dispute

Egypt's military has warned of 'disastrous consequences' if the political crisis gripping the country is not resolved through dialogue.

Egyptian President's supporters clash with rioters in Cairo

Clashes pitted Egyptian against Egyptian and were the most serious since Morsi's election

Tahrir Square fills up with anti-Morsi protesters yesterday

Protests grow as Islamists in Egypt rush through a new constitution

Egypt hit by strike threats after assembly backs President's power grab 'project'

Islamist-led assembly votes on Egypt constitution

The vote escalates a confrontation that has already thrown Egypt into turmoil

Egyptian police fired tear gas against protesters in Tahrir Square yesterday

Egypt appeal judges strike over Morsi power grab

Egypt's two highest appeals courts suspended their work yesterday in protest over the presidential decrees that have given the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported.

Beautiful Berlin cabaret theatre discovered under 20 tonnes of rubble

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