Reuters:Mubarak backers assault Cairo protesters, 3 dead

(Reuters) – Backers of President Hosni Mubarak, throwing petrol bombs, wielding sticks and charging on camels and horses, attacked protesters in Cairo on Wednesday after the army told reformists demanding the president quit to go home.


TIME:WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

(OSLO, Norway) — A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, saying Wednesday that its disclosures of classified documents promote world peace by holding governments accountable for their actions.

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TIME:Mubarak Reveals a Brutal Plan to Hold Power

The “Berlin Wall” analogy that has been a staple of Western media discussion of the struggle for power in Egypt looked way off the mark on Wednesday as the regime unleashed a brutal strategy for remaining in power that might make “Prague Spring” a more apposite European analogy. The Berlin Wall’s rupture saw East Germany’s communist regime collapse; the democratic uprising in Czechoslovakia in 1968 was crushed by Russian tanks.

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