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Southern Sudan votes overwhelmingly for independence
Nairobi/Juba, Jan 30 (DPA) Just short of 99 percent of Southern Sudanese have voted to secede from the north and form an independent state, according to preliminary results released Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:57:01 PM

Unrest swells in Egypt as cornered government bans Al-Jazeera
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's long reign seemed to teeter as unrest raged across the country despite the military moving on the streets to control tens of thousands of protestors. Over 10 people were killed in fresh clashes with police here Sunday as authorities banned Arabic TV channel Al-Jazeera that has been prompt in reporting the anti-government protests.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:53:50 PM

Egypt military moves into Sharm el-Sheikh
Cairo, Jan 30 (DPA) The Egyptian military moved into the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh Sunday in an effort to control unrest in the tourist areas, while Cairo airport was flooded with foreigners trying to leave the country in a hurry.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:38:51 PM

Southern Sudan independence gets nearly 99 per cent vote
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Just short of 99 percent of southern Sudanese have voted to secede from the north and form an independent state, according to preliminary results released Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:12:25 PM

10 killed as protesters storm Cairo building
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 10 protesters were killed in clashes with police near the Egyptian Interior Ministry building in Cairo in the early hours of Sunday, RIA Novosti said quoting Al Jazeera.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:47:45 PM

Thousands flee Egyptian prison: Reports
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) About 5,000 Egyptian prisoners broke out of a prison in the Fayyoum Govenorate amid the nationwide riots Saturday night, Xinhua quoted the Dubai-based Arabiya TV report Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:37:18 AM

Firing cabinet not enough, Mubarak must go: El Baradie
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) Protests in Egypt continued unabated as the pro-democracy leader Mohamed El Baradie stuck on the demand of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation and said the appointment of a new vice president and a prime minister was not enough.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:17:24 AM

Protests continue in central Cairo
Cairo, Jan 29 (DPA) Protest demonstrations continued Saturday in central Cairo after the government-ordered overnight curfew expired, with the military taking charge of security after Friday's violence.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:07:14 PM

Football matches postponed in Egypt for security reasons
Cairo, Jan 29 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's Football Association has postponed all football matches scheduled for Saturday citing security reasons related to the ongoing wave of anti-government protests that have shaken the country since Tuesday, a news website said.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:28:23 AM

Mubarak fires ministers, vows to stay, appeals for calm
Cairo, Jan 29 (DPA) Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak refused calls to step down, instead calling late Friday for his cabinet to resign amid nationwide protests.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:04:21 AM

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