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Egypt Clerics Warn Of 'Civil War'As Rivals Clash
Egypt's leading religious authority warned of "civil war" on Friday and called for calm as political factions clashed ahead of major rallies the opposition hopes can force the Islamist president to quit.

Professor Who Found Oldest U.S. Cave Art Says There's More
Jan Simek, leader of the team that discovered the oldest known cave art in the United States, says he is far from finished.

Two Blasts, Suicide Bomber Kill 14 People In Iraq
Two bombs planted in a senior Iraqi police officer's car and another attack by a suicide bomber at a funeral killed at least 14 people in Iraq on Friday, police said.

Snowden's Father Says Former Contractor May Return If Conditions Met
The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said in an interview that while he has not had recent contact with him, he is reasonably confident his son would return to the United States if certain conditions were met.

Mandela Improving As Obama Flies In
South Africa's ailing anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is doing much better in hospital, his ex-wife Winnie said on Friday before a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama that will include a personal homage to the globally admired statesman.

Rebels Seize Deraa Army Post In Battle For Cradle Of Syria Revolt
Syrian rebels said they had overrun a major military checkpoint in Deraa on Friday and hoped it would allow them to capture the southern city, the cradle of their 27-month-old uprising.

Kenya Deputy President Loses Case Linked To Poll Violence
Kenya's High Court ordered Deputy President William Ruto on Friday to surrender a 100-acre farm in the lush Rift Valley and pay compensation to a farmer who had accused the politician of grabbing the land during election violence five years ago.

Iran Detains Slovak Hang-Glider Group - Slovak Media
A group of five or six Slovak hang-glider enthusiasts has been detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage, the Slovak news website www.sme.sk said on Friday.

Turkish Security Forces Fire On Protest In Southeast, One Dead
Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded six on Friday when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, officials said.

EU Gives Serbia Green Light To Start Membership Talks
Serbia won the green light on Friday to start negotiations by January on joining the European Union, capping a remarkable transformation in the prospects of the biggest former Yugoslav republic since the 1990s wars.

France Challenges Arbitration Award, Tapie Investigated
A tycoon with ties to ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was put under formal investigation on suspicion of fraud on Friday in connection with a 403 million-euro (344 million pounds) arbitration award he received in 2008 to settle a legal dispute.

Rights Group Accuses Central African Republic Rebels Of Abuses
Rebels in Central African Republic have razed villages, torched homes and murdered civilians in violence across neglected rural areas that began before they seized power in March and continues today, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.

Somalia May Accept Former Islamist Warlord In Port City
Somalia's government may recognise a former Islamist warlord it had opposed as interim leader of a strategic port city in a bid to defuse tensions, diplomats said, although a new clash between rival militias erupted there on Friday.

Senior Vatican Cleric Arrested In Money Smuggling Case
A senior Catholic cleric with connections to the Vatican bank was arrested on Friday for plotting to help rich friends smuggle tens of millions of euros in cash into Italy from Switzerland, in the latest blow to the Vatican's image.

NASA's Voyager 1 Approaches Outer Limit Of Solar System
Artist's concept released June 19, 2012 by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 at edge of solar system



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