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Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day.   "We just passed an important milestone,"... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 15:10
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Egyptian policeman was killed in Upper Egyp'ts Sohag on Friday morning, according to MENA. The low ranking policeman, whose body was found in a side road near his home, was shot three times, initial investigatios... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 13:52
Egypt's Supreme Elections Commission (SEC) will announce next Sunday the schedule of and procedures for the coming parliamentary elections, it said on Thursday.   The commission will hold a press conference on... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 13:35
  Dozens of refugees -- most likely fleeing war-ravaged Syria -- died of suffocation inside an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway, authorities said Friday.   The 71 victims were 60 men, eight women and... Friday, 28 August, 2015 - 13:10
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Egypt

Luxor witnessed heavy rain and hail at dawn on Friday amid the happiness of residents following a heatwave nationwide...
Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy
Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khaled Hanafy signed an agreement with Italy to establish 10 silos for wheat at a...
Voter dipping his finger in phosphoric ink on the second round of parliamentary poll at third constituency, Naga Hammadi, Qena, 15 January, 2012. Elections were canceled in Qena's third constituency and another one in South Sinai as two court rulings nullified it. Elections were canceled to 14 and 15 January.
The Public Coalition to Support Egypt and the President receives calls for alliance with political parties in the upcoming...

Middle East/North Africa

The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, 11 May 2011. 
  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that those who use toxic chemicals in the Syrian civil war will face...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 4, the White House said, as...

World

Catalonia's resident Artur Mas
Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists...
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un waves at the end of a major military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. Kim delivered his first public speech and vowed to push for "final victory" for his impoverished state despite a failed rocket launch two days ago.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called this week’s accord between the rival Koreas “a landmark occasion,”...
 Brazil police

 
The death toll from a mass killing in Sao Paulo earlier this month has risen to 19, after a teenager girl...

Business

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Egypt's stock market has witnessed loses of LE6.4 billion (US$818 million) this week, as all indexes dropped, Egyptian...
dollar vs Egyptian pound
Egypt's central bank kept the pound steady at 7.73 per dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Thursday, and the...
Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal
Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal decided Wednesday to remove EgyptAir Holding Company chief Sameh al-Hefny, reportedly...

Science

Fiber foods
American researchers have shed light on the divide between the desire to go on a diet to lose weight and the follow through...
sand clock / hour glass
A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln in the UK has succeeded in identifying the...
blood tests
An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new...

Arts

David Lagercrantz signs his book at a release event for the fourth book in the Millennium series of crime novels in a Stockholm bookshop today. The tattooed young hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Stieg Larsson's ‘Millennium 
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on...
Cast member Vin Diesel poses for media during a promotional event for ''Fast & Furious 7'' in Beijing, March 26, 2015.
A Fast & Furious-themed ride will be racing over to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida in 2017.   After debuting...
Kermit the Frog is back with the gang in a reboot of" the Muppets"
It's that time of the year again.   New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that...

Living

Pyramids of Giza
Every year, around 25 global sites deemed to have "outstanding universal value" are added to UNESCO's World...
The CNN Travel staff has put in some hard miles. Collectively, we've touched down on every continent on earth and we...
A group of young people performing stretching exercises after sunset.  
Don't have the time or money to join a gym? That's okay, because exercising outdoors is the new big thing. Fitness...