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Egypt second round run-off turns ugly

Egypt's presidential run-off next month will pit former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi. An outcome branded a nightmare scenario by many of those whose protests ousted Hosni Mubarak last year. As each candidate seeks to win allies and woo the Egyptian public, the campaign is becoming increasingly divisive. On Monday night Ahmed Shafiq's campaign HQ was attacked.

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2014-04-15 trade

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2014-04-14 Ukraine

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2014-04-11 Mexico

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2014-04-10 justice

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In Japan the longest serving man on death row - sentenced to capital punishment a massive 48 years ago - has been released from jail. Isao Hakamada was freed after DNA tests...

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2014-04-09 religion

Indian general elections: Narendra Modi, a divisive politician

General elections have kicked off in India - the world's largest ballot ever: 815 million people voting over a month-long roll out programme. Today in Focus we report on the man...

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