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Kenyan port city again hit by riots over mosque raid

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse Muslim youths rioting for a second day on Monday in protest against a raid on a mosque used by firebrand preachers in the port city of Mombasa, a Reuters witness said.

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Insight - Fight for Istanbul likely to shape Turkish political landscape

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Immaculately coiffed with a camera-ready smile, Mustafa Sarigul's composure cracks a little as his campaign bus swings towards Istanbul's old city walls.

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Syrian forces kill 83 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo - activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian military helicopters dropped more improvised "barrel bombs" on the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group said, bringing the death toll to at least 83 people in the latest episode of a campaign that many consider a war crime.

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Murum dam on schedule, expected to begin producing power in Sept

KUCHING: The 944MW Murum hydroelectric dam in the upper Rajang basin is expected to begin producing power for energy-intensive industries in early September.

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Syrian forces kill 83 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo - activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian military helicopters dropped more improvised "barrel bombs" on the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group said, bringing the death toll to at least 83 people in the latest episode of a campaign many consider a war crime.

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EU 'seriously concerned' about China crackdown on rights activists

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is "seriously concerned" about China's treatment of human rights campaigners after a spate of trials and detentions, the bloc's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

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Corporates cheer as India's oil minister takes charge of green clearances

NEW DELHI: Veerappa Moily has two seemingly incompatible jobs. As oil minister, he has overseen India's petroleum and natural gas needs. But now he also runs the environment ministry, where he has issued permits for 100 stalled projects in a month-long spree that has delighted industry but shocked green activists.

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Hundreds evacuated from besieged district of Syrian capital

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Aid agencies in Syria have evacuated hundreds of people from the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Yarmouk, a government-aligned Palestinian group said on Saturday, in a rare moment of coordination between the government and rebel forces.

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Jordanian Islamist prisoners stage hunger strike

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamist prisoners in Jordan, including several prominent figures linked to al Qaeda, began a hunger strike on Saturday to protest about jail conditions, sources and officials said.

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Ukraine PM resigns amid unrest, parliament revokes anti-protest laws

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, back-tracked and overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through parliament 12 days ago.