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Be careful what you say in Egypt today

Six months after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became Egypt's president after crushing his opponents, criticism of his regime is either whispered or left unspoken amid stifling curbs on freedom of expression.

Sydney gunman dropped off watch list: Abbott

Man Haron Monis, the gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list - but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.

Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears

A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them.

Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theatres

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats on Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film 'The Interview' that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Pakistani Taliban: The deadly group behind Peshawar school attack

Considered to have close ties to al Qaeda and listed as a terrorist group by the United States since September 1, 2010, the TTP is a loose coalition of jihadist militants that has killed thousands of Pakistanis since its formation in 2007.

Pakistan leaders condemn attack, Sharif terms it 'national tragedy'

Pakistan leaders united on Tuesday in condemning the Tehreek-e-Taliban's attack on an army-run school, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif termed the siege "national tragedy" and chaired a security meeting in Peshawar where he was briefed about the the attack.

US: George W Bush's brother, Jeb Bush, may be in fray for 2016 presidential polls

A third Bush is suiting up for the White House. Jeb Bush, son of former president George H Bush and younger brother of former president George W Bush, announced on Tuesday he was actively exploring the possibility of a run in 2016.

'A teacher was shot till she fell silent': Survivors recall horror

It began like any other morning in Army Public School. But, in an instant, the peace was shattered - gunshots were heard and bodies were strewn across the halls and corridors after militants opened fire.

Yemen: 2 car bombs kill 15 students, 10 rebels

Two car bombs exploded south of the Yemeni capital Tuesday, hitting a school bus traveling near a Shiite rebel gathering, killing 25, including at least 15 primary school students, the rebel group said.

Timeline of the deadliest terror attacks in Pakistan

The Taliban's insurgency against the Pakistan state has killed thousands since it erupted in 2007. Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups since 2007:

In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school

Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in restive northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 132 children and nine school employees. Images of terrified children and wailing parents followed the carnage.

Pakistan attack a chilling reminder of Beslan school siege

Taliban attackers' brazen assault on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city that claimed the lives of over 150 students on Tuesday has brought back chilling memories of a similar bloodbath in Russia in 2004 when Chechen rebels stormed a school.

'I saw death so close': Student recalls Peshawar school siege

A teenage survivor of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.

Sydney café siege hostages pleaded for the sick and elderly among them

After a gunman took 17 hostages at a cafe in Sydney's Martin Place, he held them captive for almost 16 hours and used them to try to make his strange demands through social and mainstream media.

132 children killed as Taliban gunmen storm Peshawar school

A group of heavily armed Pakistani Taliban gunmen in salwar kameez and suicide vests massacred 132 children and nine staff members during a seven-hour siege at an army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday.
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