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November 22, 2014

Dr. Mads Gilbert said he wanted to help people at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. (Getty file photo)
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Mads Gilbert said he was permanently banned from the occupied territory last month. Gilbert said that, although he had all the documents required, Israeli police did not allow him to cross into Gaza.

November 21, 2014

The text, in Coptic, contains a variety of ritual instructions. (Image courtesy Macquarie University)
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Researchers in Australia have successfully translated a 1,300 year old Egyptian text, revealing it to be an ancient codex of spells and invocations.
Disney denied a statement by Egypt’s Investment Minister that the company is considering building its famous amusement park in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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A Disney spokesperson denies any plans to build an amusement park in Egypt amid rumors that Disney was considering an amusement park in Egypt.

November 20, 2014

Tourism dropped in Egypt due to unrest but Disney World could be what the country needs to boost numbers. (AFP/File)
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Disney is pondering whether or not to build a Middle East branch of its famous amusement park in Egypt. Mickey Mouse could have a good view of the pyramids.
Faces of missing children will now be printed out on grocery shopping bags. (Shutterstock)
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A Turkish supermarket chain started printing images of missing children on millions of plastic grocery bags to help find the kids.
Tripoli's port was covered in red juice after the crash. (Shutterstock)
06:08 GMT
It's not something you'd see everyday, but when a truck full of juice in Lebanon's Tripoli port crashed, it left a sweet taste across the streets.
Mrs Iqbal's shocking murder in May briefly focused international attention on Pakistan's epidemic of violence against women. Hundreds of women are murdered in so-called 'honour killings' every year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced four men to death over the mob killing of a woman who married against her family’s wishes, a court official said.

November 19, 2014

The study said: “The concept of an e-government in developing countries is still in its preliminary stages."
11:14 GMT
Making all governmental procedures electronic and offering online services will cut instances of wasta (nepotism) in the Kingdom by 85 percent, according to a study by the University of Sussex in Britain.
Falafel is one of the most popular foods in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
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Falafel is big in the Middle East, whether it's a sandwich to go or, as part of a big meal. But Lebanon's capital has a special district dedicated to these tasty treats!
The Prince will be given a guided tour of Oman's sites. (AFP/File)
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Prince Harry has arrived in Oman.
Human Rights Watch has urged Indonesia's national police to halt "discriminatory" virginity tests for women applying to join the force. (AFP/file)
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Human rights group condemns 'virginity tests' for women police recruits who are forced to strip naked and undergo internal examinations in Indonesia.

November 18, 2014

The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the man of trespassing, molesting, attempting to steal and consuming liquor. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
A tourist, who was drunk when he mistakenly walked into the wrong flat and kissed a sleeping housewife, was sentenced to three months in jail.
The new colonialism … same as the old colonialism?
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Authorities in Tanzania have ordered the eviction of 40,000 Masai people so their ancestral home can be turned into a hunting ground for Middle Eastern royals.
Two of the Australian brothers reportedly weigh over 140 kilograms. (Shutterstock)
06:52 GMT
Two out of the four Aussie brothers who traveled to Syria to apparently join ISIL are too obese to join the group, according to family and friends.
The death is the second in the country this year from the deadly virus.
04:00 GMT
A woman in Egypt has died after contracting the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus.