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Egyptian media reported Thursday that the government is preparing to deem the Muslim Brotherhood "a terrorist organization," as pro-Morsi organizations sent out a call for protests to be held over the weekend.
Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol for the cause of human rights and earned him the Nobel Prize, died Thursday. He was 95.
Some of the world's biggest banks have been hit with a 1.71 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine for interest rate-rigging by traders, the largest fine ever imposed by the European Commission (EC).
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Thursday to discuss the civil war in Syria and strengthening bilateral ties between the two former enemies.
Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than triple to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday.
North Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system, with torture, starvation, rape and death a fact of life for tens of thousand of inmates, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years.
Opposition activists again accused President Bashar Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.