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Egypt sentences 75 to death over clashes, photojournalist gets 5 years

Amnesty International said the sentences, linked to clashes in 2013 between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, amounted to “a mockery of justice”. Photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid was among 739 defendants on trial, most of them charged with killing police and vandalising property. The journalist, widely …

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Three dead in Nicaragua clashes as US slaps sanctions on government

The deaths occurred in renewed violence in the country’s northwest, where security forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega fought with anti-government activists in a bid to quash the popular uprising against the embattled leader. More than 220 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest since mid-April. Earlier, around 20 …

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