Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Rain-swollen rivers are spilling over their banks across the South, and a Mississippi mayor says water has encircled his town and forced some families to leave
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Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

Authorities say a fight between two train conductors led to an unmanned locomotive slamming into a barrier and exploding in the Egyptian capital's main train st
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Sudan protesters defy ban on rallies amid crackdown

Sudanese protesters defy embattled president's ban on public gatherings to rally despite state of emergency
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Egypt's leader says Europe cannot 'teach us' about rights

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is defending his country's widely-criticized human rights record and warning the countries of Europe not to lecture the
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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

Weekend storms have raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi c
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EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

Leaders from EU and Arab League countries are vowing to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever su
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Egypt rejects UN criticism of trials for hanged convicts

Egypt has rejected criticism from a U.N. human rights body about a recent spike in executions allegedly involving confessions made under torture, saying Cairo c
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Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado shatters businesses in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no immediate reports of any de
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I-40 closed, homes threatened by floods in the US South

Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South flooded or out of commission amid days of drenching rains; threat of severe storms continues
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Rivers rise in soggy South as days of rain flood roads

The waterlogged Tennessee Valley faces more rain and severe storms in coming days, even as flood predictions along the Mississippi River rise
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Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests
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Flooding forces closure of Kentucky-Illinois bridge

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois is being closed probably until late next week due to flooding
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The Latest: Ohio River bridge among roads cut by floodwaters

The Latest: A bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois is closing because of flooding, one of more than 50 highways underwater across four sta
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Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

Egyptian security officials say nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members have been executed after being convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of t
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Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president

Egyptian lawmakers overwhelmingly approve motion to extend president's term limits, which could see President el-Sissi staying in power until 2034
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Cyprus, Egypt, Greece say gas search in sea won't be stopped

The speaker of Egypt's parliament appeared to push back at Turkey's opposition to drilling operations off Cyprus, saying cooperation between Egypt, Cyprus and G
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Opera, orchestra team up to tell story of deadly 1913 flood

An opera company and an orchestra are teaming up to tell the story of the 1913 Great Flood, one of the country's worst weather disasters
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Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits

Egypt's parliament is debating a motion to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the en
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Central African Republic, rebel groups initial a peace deal

Central African Republic, 14 rebel groups initial a peace deal after 5 years of fighting
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Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal

Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal after years of fighting, UN says
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Thousands protest in Sudan's Kassala as death toll mounts

Thousands of protesters poured out onto the streets of Sudan's eastern province of Kassala to denounce the killing of a protester arrested last week during demo
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Thousand protest in Sudan's Kassala as death toll mounts

Thousands of protesters poured out onto the streets of Sudan's eastern province of Kassala to denounce the killing of a protester arrested last week during demo
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Rep. John Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest

U.S. Rep. John Lewis says he sides with NFL players who want to protest police brutality and social injustice by kneeling for the national anthem
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Congressman Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest

Congressman John Lewis says he sides with NFL players who want to protest police brutality and social injustice by kneeling for the national anthem
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