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Egyptian govt quits

Cairo, Feb. 24 (Reuters): Egypt’s government has resigned, the Prime Minister said today, a step likely to pave the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for President.

“(The government) made every effort to get Egypt out of the narrow tunnel in terms of security, economic pressures and political confusion,” Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a live nationwide speech.

Uganda bill

Entebbe, Uganda (Reuters): Uganda’s President signed a new law imposing harsh penalties on gay people on Monday, defying protests from rights groups and western donors.

British DJ

London (Reuters): Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis is to face a retrial on two counts on which the jury had been unable to agree, prosecutors said on Monday.

Actor dead

Washington (Reuters): Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for his role in Ghostbusters, died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease.


 
 
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