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{{newsitem| Major Oil Spill in Thai Beach Resort | 29 July| Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline. Tourists on [[Ko Samet]] island were warned to stay away from the once-serene beach, marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove oil from the water. About 50 tons of oil spilled into the sea off [[Rayong]] province. The leak was the fourth major oil spill in the country's history, Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal said. Authorities closed the bay as 300 workers attempted to remove the oil from the white beach and the water. [http://www.businessinsider.com/oil-spill-in-thailand-2013-7]}}
 
{{newsitem| General strike in Athens | 16 July| A 24-hour general strike protesting further austerity measures brought many public services in Greece to a grinding halt. Public transit systems, flights and garbage collection services are affected by the nationwide action- the fourth general strike this year-  while hospitals are running on skeleton staffing. Labor unions held a rally in central Athens, followed by a march to the national parliament building.About 16,000 to 17,000 people took part in the demonstration, which was peaceful and resulted in no arrests, Athens police spokesman Panagiotis Papapetropoulos said. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/16/world/europe/greece-strike/index.html]  }}
 
{{newsitem| General strike in Athens | 16 July| A 24-hour general strike protesting further austerity measures brought many public services in Greece to a grinding halt. Public transit systems, flights and garbage collection services are affected by the nationwide action- the fourth general strike this year-  while hospitals are running on skeleton staffing. Labor unions held a rally in central Athens, followed by a march to the national parliament building.About 16,000 to 17,000 people took part in the demonstration, which was peaceful and resulted in no arrests, Athens police spokesman Panagiotis Papapetropoulos said. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/16/world/europe/greece-strike/index.html]  }}
 
{{newsitem| Deadly clashes strike Egypt again| 16 July| The unrest and changes in power follow President Mohamed Morsy's removal from power in a military coup 3 Jul 2013. Health Ministry official Khaled Al-Khatib was quoted by EgyNews, the nation's state news agency, as saying that 261 additional people were injured in violence in the capital. Meanwhile, 401 Morsy supporters were arrested overnight in Ramses Square, according to state-run Nile TV. Cairo has seen repeated protests since Morsy was deposed. The official website of Morsy's Muslim Brotherhood party said four people were killed and more than 300 injured in the clashes in Ramses Square and near a downtown Cairo mosque, and that police opened fire on Morsy supporters while they were taking part in Ramadan prayers at Al-Fath mosque. The continuing violence comes as Egypt's interim government starts to take shape, its members chosen by the country's military leaders. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/16/world/meast/egypt-government/index.html]}}
 
{{newsitem| Deadly clashes strike Egypt again| 16 July| The unrest and changes in power follow President Mohamed Morsy's removal from power in a military coup 3 Jul 2013. Health Ministry official Khaled Al-Khatib was quoted by EgyNews, the nation's state news agency, as saying that 261 additional people were injured in violence in the capital. Meanwhile, 401 Morsy supporters were arrested overnight in Ramses Square, according to state-run Nile TV. Cairo has seen repeated protests since Morsy was deposed. The official website of Morsy's Muslim Brotherhood party said four people were killed and more than 300 injured in the clashes in Ramses Square and near a downtown Cairo mosque, and that police opened fire on Morsy supporters while they were taking part in Ramadan prayers at Al-Fath mosque. The continuing violence comes as Egypt's interim government starts to take shape, its members chosen by the country's military leaders. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/16/world/meast/egypt-government/index.html]}}
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{{newsitem| Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims to wear masks| 14 July| Saudi Arabia is asking pilgrims to cover their mouths with a mask while in crowded places -- or risk spreading a deadly disease. In four months, the holy city of [[Mecca]] opens its doors to millions of Muslim pilgrims for the annual Hajj, with multitudes congregating at the same holy places at the same time. Others visit during the holy month of Ramadan. It's a perfect scenario for catching and spreading the relatively new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has befallen Saudi Arabia almost exclusively, state-run SPA news agency reports. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/13/world/meast/saudi-arabia-pilgrims-masks/index.html] }}
 
{{newsitem| Saudi Arabia warns pilgrims to wear masks| 14 July| Saudi Arabia is asking pilgrims to cover their mouths with a mask while in crowded places -- or risk spreading a deadly disease. In four months, the holy city of [[Mecca]] opens its doors to millions of Muslim pilgrims for the annual Hajj, with multitudes congregating at the same holy places at the same time. Others visit during the holy month of Ramadan. It's a perfect scenario for catching and spreading the relatively new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has befallen Saudi Arabia almost exclusively, state-run SPA news agency reports. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/13/world/meast/saudi-arabia-pilgrims-masks/index.html] }}
 
{{newsitem| Congo rebel clashes near Goma city | 15 July| Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The fighting comes as its new 3,000-strong intervention brigade to neutralize and disarm the rebels is approaching full strength. Last year the rebels pulled out of [[Goma]] after briefly seizing the city. Peace talks between the two sides in [[Uganda]] have since stalled. Meanwhile, aid agencies say more than 70,000 Congolese refugees have now fled into Uganda following separate clashes in eastern DR Congo near the border. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23316609] }}
 
{{newsitem| Congo rebel clashes near Goma city | 15 July| Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The fighting comes as its new 3,000-strong intervention brigade to neutralize and disarm the rebels is approaching full strength. Last year the rebels pulled out of [[Goma]] after briefly seizing the city. Peace talks between the two sides in [[Uganda]] have since stalled. Meanwhile, aid agencies say more than 70,000 Congolese refugees have now fled into Uganda following separate clashes in eastern DR Congo near the border. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23316609] }}
{{newsitem| Petrol bombs thrown at police in Belfast | 15 July| At least four blast bombs and several petrol bombs have been thrown at police during rioting in east Belfast. Police is asking the public to avoid the Broadway and Glenmachan Street areas of south Belfast as a crowd of about 50 people are throwing stones and other missiles at police. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-23322091]}}
 
  
 
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