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French nuclear explosion; air fright on 9/11; Egypt crackdown

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AIR SCARE: Fighter jets were scrambled for two flights on Sunday when fears of a 9/11 anniversary attack spurred extra measures. No one was charged with any crimes.

NUCLEAR EXPLOSION: An explosion has rocked a nuclear power plant in France, and one person has been killed. The French authorities say no radioactive material has leaked. No further details have emerged yet, but follow here for more updates.

EGYPT CRACKDOWN: After the attack on the Israeli embassy Friday, the Egyptian government plans to enforce stricter measures on protesters, saying it would use emergency law to ensure safety. It’s a move many of the protesters on the streets could see as a return to Hosni Mubarak standards of governance.


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