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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 16:47:45

Scores of people were injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Saturday, officials said, with the toll expected to rise as fighting continues.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 16:21:49

Some of the Filipino blue helmets surrounded by militants linked to al-Qaeda on the Syrian side of the border with Israel in the Golan Heights were evacuated amid gun battles on Saturday, but others remain trapped.

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From Zambian Economist Sat Aug 30 2014, 15:43:00

I was going through my report archive and I stumbled on this report. After checking I have concluded that unfortunately I have not shared it before. It has some helpful statistics pertaining to the Zambian economy last year. 

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 14:23:40

Polish Prime Minister Donald tusk became president of the European Union's Council and Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini was appointed as diplomacy chief at a summit in Brussels on Saturday.

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From Emergent Africa Sat Aug 30 2014, 10:28:00

From Smart Monkey, a conversation with Toby Green author of The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa: 1300-1589:

Historian Toby Green, author of The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa: 1300-1589 on: the scale of the Transatlantic slave trade over 350 years; its relationship to the previously existing slave trade and the growth of global capitalism; and its impact on those parts of Africa where the Transatlantic slave trade first took off.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 10:16:35

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison after religious authorities rejected the death penalty, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 09:39:16

More than 2,000 of the party faithful are at the French Socialist Party's 22nd annual summer rally this weekend in the western port city of La Rochelle, amid a dispute over the government's austerity measures.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 06:29:18

A firefight erupted Saturday between a group of Filipino UN peacekeepers and the jihadists surrounding their position in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, defence officials in the Philippines said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Aug 30 2014, 04:18:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a "coalition of nations" to combat the "genocidal agenda" of the Islamic State militant group, which has seized large sections of territory across Iraq and Syria in recent months.

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