Category: World

Egyptian MPs meet

defy military ruling
CAIRO — Egypt’s Islamist-led parliament reconvened today in an open challenge to the generals who dissolved the assembly last month, stirring up tensions with the military just 10 days into Mohamed Mursi’s presidency.
Mursi,

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Texas against Medicaid growth

AUSTIN — Governor Rick Perry said yesterday Texas will not implement an expansion of the Medicaid programme or create a health insurance exchange, placing the state with the highest percentage of people without insurance outside key parts of Preside

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Warlord gets 14-year jail sentence

HAGUE — Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for recruiting and using child soldiers in his rebel army in 2002 and 2003.
Taking into account time in custody, he will now serve a further eight years.
In March, he

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Record temperatures bake US

WASHINGTON — Scorching temperatures in June’s second half helped the continental United States break its record for the hottest first six months in a calendar year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday.
The last 12 mon

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