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ei: The revolution continues after Mubarak's fall 

ei: The revolution continues after Mubarak's fall : "The chants were as varied and lively as the crowd which grew to thousands: 'Long Live Egypt!,' 'The people overthrew the regime!,' 'Who's next?,' 'Tomorrow Abbas!' Some people showered the crowd with sweets, as fireworks burst overhead. Everyone took pictures, recording a moment of victory they felt was made by the Egyptian people on behalf of all of us.

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Algeria protesters push for change - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Algeria protesters push for change - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "Algerian security forces and pro-democracy protesters have clashed in the capital, Algiers, amid demonstrations inspired by the revolution in Egypt.

At least 2,000 protesters were able to overcome a security cordon enforced around the city's May First Square on Saturday, joining other demonstrators calling for reform.

Earlier, thousands of police in riot gear were in position to stop the demonstrations that could mimic the uprising which forced out Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's long-serving president.

Security forces closed all entrances to Algiers and arrested hundreds of protesters, sources told Al Jazeera.

Elias Filali, an Algerian blogger and activist, said human rights activists and syndicate members were among those arrested at the scene of the protests.

'I'm right in the middle of the march,' he told Al Jazeera. 'People are being arrested and are heavily guarded by the police.'

Officials bann…

Erekat quits over Palestine Papers - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Erekat quits over Palestine Papers - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Saeb Erekat, the Palestine Liberation Organisation's chief negotiator, has resigned from his post, after it emerged that the source of the Palestine Papers leak was in his own office.

The decision was announced on Saturday, at the same time as a Palestinian Authority (PA) official announced that the body would be holding presidential and legislative elections before September this year.

Erekat said his resignation came as a result of an internal investigation into the Palestine Papers, a set of leaked documents that was released by Al Jazeera.

Erekat, who has retained his position in the PLO's executive committee, said the investigation showed that the papers were leaked from the Negotiations Support Unit, which he heads.

Earlier, he had said he would bear all responsibility if any security breach was found in his office.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Mahmoud Zahar, a senior Hamas leader, welcomed the resignatio…

Post-Mubarak era dawns on Egypt - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Post-Mubarak era dawns on Egypt - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Egyptians have woken to a new dawn after 30 years of rule under Hosni Mubarak.

As the Muslim call to prayer reverberated across Cairo on Saturday, the sound of horns honking in jubilation could still be heard after a night when millions celebrated the fall of the president, who has handed over power to the military.

After 18 days of rallies at Cairo's Tahrir Square, resisting police assaults and a last-ditch raid by Mubarak supporters, people packed not just the epicentre but, it seemed, every street and neighbourhood of the capital. Similar was the scene in other cities and towns across the country.

Fireworks lit the night sky, cars honked under swathes of red, white and black Egyptian flags and people hoisted children above their heads. Some took souvenir pictures with smiling soldiers atop their tanks on city streets.

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Obama's Big Budget Cut Proposals Target The Poor

Obama's Big Budget Cut Proposals Target The Poor: "A White House source familiar with the budget process told HuffPost that the president will propose cutting $2.5 billion from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, which received $5.1 billion in federal funds in 2009. That program distributes money to states, which then distribute it to social service agencies to help families heat or cool their homes.

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WikiLeaks: Suleiman vowed to prevent Hamas rule in Gaza - Israel News, Ynetnews

WikiLeaks: Suleiman vowed to prevent Hamas rule in Gaza - Israel News, Ynetnews: "Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman promised Israel in 2005 that he would prevent Hamas' rise to power in the Gaza Strip, according to a document leaked to the WikiLeaks website and published by Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

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