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Egypt’s Interior Minister survives assassination effort that injures 7 others

Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Thursday survived a bomb attack on his convoy, warning shortly afterwards the country faced a “wave of terrorism” amid a sweeping police crackdown on Islamists. Security officials said a car bomb struck the minister’s convoy around 10:30 am (0830 GMT) near his home in…

Thousands of Cambodian workers protest over arrested Nike strikers

Thousands of Cambodian workers protested Wednesday against the arrest of strikers during a police crackdown at a factory making clothes for US sportswear giant Nike, unionists said. Cambodia’s workers are seeking to flex their muscles over discontent at low wages and tough conditions in the multibillion-dollar textile industry, which produces…

Bolivia Amazon natives resume protest after crackdown

Indigenous Bolivians angry at plans to build a highway through an Amazon nature preserve resumed their protest march Saturday after a violent police crackdown a week ago, a top demonstration leader said. The march began at daybreak in the town of Quiquibey, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) northeast of the…

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