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altOne student was killed, several injured and at least 60 arrested on Saturday as students at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University battled with security forces.  At least two buildings were set ablaze. The day was the first of end-of-term examinations at the university, the epicentre of recent anti-government demonstrations led by Islamist youth

    The state-owned al-Ahram  newspaper reported that security forces used teargas to disperse students who were stopping others taking their exams. The violence followed the deaths of at least five people during protests in several cities on Friday.

altResearch institute of United Kingdom forecast China is going to be the economic super power in 2028.  London  based  research institute of business studies predicted  after analysing data from  30 major world economies. According to the report China will surpass USA in 2028 with current economic growth rate and  production capacity. The report published recently said that India will be the world third economic power by 2028 surpassing Japan.

altIt is reported that North West US and South East Canada is experiencing a severe snow fall. This had resulted in half a million people without electricity facing extreme difficulties.

altAs a result of the stormy weather thousands of people are facing difficulties with floods and power cuts in southern England. It is reported that severe flood warnings have been issued and thousands of people needed to be rescued overnight.

It is said that thousands of properties are facing Christmas morning without electricity.

altEdward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message in which he calls for an end to the mass surveillance revealed by his disclosures.

The short film was recorded for Channel 4, which has 20-year history of providing unusual but relevant figures as an alternative to the Queen's Christmas message shown by other UK broadcasters. It will be Snowden's first television appearance since arriving in Moscow.

Iran's supreme leader voiced support Wednesday for the negotiations over his country's nuclear program, but insisted there are limits to the concessions Iran will make in exchange for an easing of the sanctions choking its economy.

Up to 10,000 are said to have died in Tacloban city, Philippine and hundreds elsewhere from a typhoon said to be the worst one in the history.  Hundreds of thousands are displaced. The typhoon flattened homes, schools and an airport in Tacloban.

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After gunmen opened fire on wedding party in Cairo in Egypt, including eight years girl, three people died.Officials said that nine others were wounded and no one has claimed the responsibility. 

Series of attacks targeted to the Christian community in Egypt have being initiated by Islamic extremist and they accuse that the Church  backed the army's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in July.  The unidentified attackers fired indiscriminately as people left the church.

When head of the armed forces, Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, went on television to announce that the Islamist president had been deposed in the wake of mass opposition protests demanding his resignation, The Head priest of Christian Church appeared alongside him.He is under death threats, and several Christians have been killed. Christian shops, homes and businesses have also been targeted. 

Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo.

At least nine others were wounded in the attack in Giza, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Bangladesh Supreme Court yesterday sentenced a senior Islamist opposition leader to death for mass murder during the country's 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. In February Abdul Kader Mullah (65), of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was convicted by the special war crimes tribunal of five out of six charges, including murder. 

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