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Around 300 dead in Egypt unrest: UN

world Updated: Feb 02, 2011 01:14 IST
Geneva

As many as 300 people may have died in anti-government unrest in Egypt according to unconfirmed reports, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday.

“Casualties have been mounting on a daily basis, with unconfirmed reports suggesting as many as 300 people may have been killed so far,” Pillay said.

Beauty queens flee Egypt

Rust (Germany): A group of 24 beauty queens who flew to Egypt to pose in the sun for photos are to leave early because of the spreading unrest, organisers of the Miss Germany competition said Tuesday. The women, aged 17 to 24, had been flown to Hurghada in Egypt as their prize for winning provincial competitions.

Suu Kyi supports Egypt protesters

London: Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi told anti-regime protesters in Egypt on Tuesday "we're all with you", as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Cairo. In a live question and answer session on BBC World Service radio, the Nobel peace laureate, said she was "very interested" in the situation.

Dabur, Marico shut Egypt plants

New delhi: Leading Indian FMCG firms Dabur and Marico Industries on Tuesday said they have shut down their plants in Egypt due to the ongoing unrest in the African nation, while another company Emami is assessing the situation for its future course of action.

Pro-Egypt rally in Gaza stopped

Gaza City: Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Hamas police have prevented some 20 people from demonstrating in solidarity with the Egyptian protesters who are demanding President Hosni Mubarak's ouster. HRW says the demonstrators gathered Monday in Gaza City when the police came to stop them.