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World Briefs: Under indictment, Bashir meets Morsi
CAIRO — Sudan’s president, Omar Bashir, met Sunday with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, thus defying of the International Criminal Court’s two arrest warrants against him for a suspected role in his country’s turbulent western Darfur region.
The visit underlines a renewed interest in cooperation between the two neighbors, after what many saw as a period of neglect in the years before Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was elected this summer.
Relations largely deteriorated after former President Hosni Mubarak accused Sudan of harboring those suspected of being behind an assassination attempt against him in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa in 1995.
Prior to the trip, London-based Amnesty International called on Cairo to withdraw its invitation to the Sudanese leader or arrest him on arrival, but Egypt does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction and instead welcomed Lt. Gen. Bashir at the airport with a delegation led by Vice President Mahmoud Mekki.
Thousands protest Japan’s islands purchase
BEIJING — Thousands of anti-Japanese demonstrators mounted protests in cities across China on Sunday over disputed islands in the East China Sea, a day after an attempt to storm Tokyo's embassy in the capital.
Beijing was infuriated last week when Japan said it had bought the rocky outcrops. While the authorities often suppress demonstrations, many of Sunday’s events took place with police escorting marchers with state-run media calling the protests “reasonable”.
Demonstrators in the southern city of Shenzhen, some holding a banner calling for a “bloodbath” in Tokyo, clashed with riot police, who fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, Hong Kong broadcaster Cable TV reported.
It also showed footage of more than 1,000 protesters burning Japanese flags in the nearby southern city of Guangzhou and storming a hotel next to the Japanese consulate. Chinese state media reported a turnout of more than 10,000.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda called on China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens and businesses after widespread protests on Saturday saw attacks on individuals, establishments and Japanese-built cars.
Foundation raises bounty on Rushdie
TEHRAN — A semiofficial religious foundation in Iran has increased a reward it had offered for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million, a newspaper reported, days after protests erupted through the Muslim world over alleged insults to the Prophet Muhammad.
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