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New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

(Reuters) – Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid died on Thursday in Syria of an apparent asthma attack, the newspaper reported. Shadid, 43, was on a reporting assignment in eastern Syria when he died, according to an obituary posted on the Times web site. It said Shadid…

After Tunisia, ‘electrified’ Arab world sets sights on brewing revolt in Egypt

Teen sets self on fire in France Member of Pirate Party given position in Tunisian government In a sign that an “electrified” Arab world has been inspired by the events in Tunisia to rise up against their governments, opposition leaders in Egypt have called for an open revolt in the…