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Morsi declares 30 day state of emergency

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has proclaimed a 30-day state of emergency and a night-time curfew in three urban areas along the Suez Canal which have seen fatal clashes in the…

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Australian Open citing slow injury recovery

Rafael Nadal announced on Friday he is withdrawing from the 2013 Australian Open Championships as a result of a stomach virus that has slowed healing of a left knee injury,…

300km wide cyclone Evan forces thousands to flee

Cyclone Evan made landfall on the western part of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, near Nadi, a city with a population of about 42,000, on Monday. Current wind speeds…

Hospital staff mourn loss of colleague after prank call

A prank call to a London hospital has left hospital staff mourning the loss of a colleague¬†after authorities found the nurse who answered the phone call, dead near the hospital.…

Typhoon Bopha makes landfall

Typhoon Bopha, also known as typhoon Pablo, made landfall in the Philippines over Bagana, Davao Oriental at 4:30am (local time or 20:30 GMT/UTC) – about 150 km northeast of Digos…

Ceasefire in Israel-Palestine conflict amid grizzly murders

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza was announced on Wednesday amid violence that saw Palestinians execute six men suspected of being Israeli spies. The ceasefire agreement was reached after eight…

Approaching weather prompts NY Mayor to close beaches, parks

A weather disturbance moving northward along the southeastern US coastline with forecasters predicting gusty winds, rain with the possibility of snow, and higher waves in the New York and surrounding…

Smartphone apps may be illegal: Australian state government

Smartphone apps may be illegal: Australian state government

The state government of NSW warned on Friday smartphone apps that allow Australians to book private cars instead of taxis may be illegal. The warning comes amid the release of…

First Australian deaths from use of bath salts

A central coast truck driver, Glenn Punch, 44, and his girlfriend, Rachael Hickel, 42, injected a drug while in the cabin of his truck one afternoon two weeks ago; they…

Israeli psychiatric institution shut down amid suspicions of patient abuse

Israel’s Health Ministry shut down a psychiatric hospital on Thursday, one day after a raid that included two hundred policemen, which resulted in the detention and questioning of 70 medical…

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