The renewed protests and riots in Tahrir Square in Cairo have left at least forty people dead. So many people have been killed the local morgue has run out of coffins. The interim civilian government, which is under control of the military, has offered to resign.
In other news, the joint Congressional committee responsible for crafting a deficit-reduction package has failed to iron out the differences between Republicans and Democrats, and will not reach agreement before the deadline. The result will be an automatic reduction called “sequestration”, which is expected to have a disproportionately severe effect on the Pentagon budget, which had been deeply cut earlier.
Meanwhile, in the French city of Toulouse, a wild boar rampaged through a record store, causing patrons and employees to flee in fright. It was eventually killed by police.
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