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Kerry in Egypt on First Leg of Mideast Tour

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Egypt on Saturday to relaunch a strategic partnership with Washington's longtime ally, at the start of a regional mini-tour, a correspondent said.

He is also due in Qatar on Monday to meet his Arab counterparts in the Gulf to try to ease their concerns over the Iran nuclear deal.

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Around 30 Arrested over Violence at Finland Neo-Nazi March

Finnish police said Saturday around 30 people were arrested after violence erupted at a Neo-Nazi march in central Finland.

The small protest by the Finnish Resistance Movement, a national socialist group, was relatively peaceful until some participants began targeting passersby and hindering police work,  police said in a statement.

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Egypt Prolongs Role in Saudi-led Yemen Coalition

Egypt extended Saturday its participation in the Saudi-led Arab coalition carrying out air strikes on Iran-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen for another six months, the presidency said.

"The National Defense Council agreed to prolong the participation of (Egyptian) troops engaged in a combat mission" in the Gulf, the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, a statement said.

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UK Protests Held to Support and Oppose Tunnel Migrants

Rival protests featuring those welcoming migrants and far-right wingers opposed to their presence were held in the British port town at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel on Saturday.

Small groups gathered in Folkestone, southeast England, with.around 20 people in support of the migrants, while about 30 others turned out to protest against immigration. 

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Nadal Sets Up Fognini Rematch in Hamburg Final

Top seed Rafael Nadal won through to the final of the claycourt tournament in Hamburg on Saturday with a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 semi-final win against Andreas Seppi of Italy.

Nadal, 29, will meet another Italian in Sunday's final, with 32nd-ranked Fabio Fognini beating French youngster Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the other last-four showdown.

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Japanese Journalist Pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand

Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi apologized Saturday after its Bangkok bureau chief posted an image of his genitals on a mobile forum set up by Thailand's foreign ministry, which warned of "consequences".

A spokesman for the channel said the unnamed employee had been removed from the job due to his "extremely inappropriate" behavior.

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Yahoo Buys Social Shopping Website Polyvore

Yahoo on Friday said it is adding to its lengthy roster of acquisitions with a deal to buy social shopping website Polyvore.

The pioneering Internet firm planned to use Polyvore to beef up the e-commerce potential of its digital magazines and other online products.

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Facebook Hackathon Gives Super Mario Millennial Touch

Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Super Mario made his debut 30 years ago.

But, the playfully heroic video game character became fodder for fierce rivalry between Maler and her brother as children and she pounced on a chance to create a Facebook-infused level during a two-day hackathon at the social network's headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Menlo Park.

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Egypt Court Postpones Verdict on Qaida Chief's Brother

An Egyptian court postponed its verdict expected on Saturday in the trial of Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's brother and 66 others accused of forming a "terrorist group" to carry out attacks.

State news agency MENA said the court in Cairo would announce its verdict on August 10 to allow for "further deliberations".

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Report: Nationalizations, German Probes in Greek Contingency Plan

Greece had a contingency plan in the event of being forced by creditors into a disorderly default, which included nationalizations and a corruption probe targeting German companies, a Greek newspaper reported Saturday.

Efimerida Ton Syntakton daily said the plan -- alluded to by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in parliament on Friday -- was designed "to raise the cost of rupture" for Greece's creditors.

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