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Libya is setting up for "a day of anger"

Anti-government activists in Libya have been using social networking sites to rally support for protests on what they are describing as a "day of anger".

There were reports of clashes in two cities late on Wednesday, with about four people reported dead in the eastern city of al-Bayda.

Dozens of people were injured in violent demonstrations on Tuesday night in the eastern city of Benghazi.

The unrest there followed the detention of an outspoken government critic.


Bahran has cracked down on their protesters with the army taking control

Protests have been banned in Bahrain and the military has been ordered to tighten its grip after the violent removal of anti-government demonstrators, state TV reports.

The army would take every measure necessary to preserve security, the interior ministry said.

Three people died and hundreds were hurt overnight as riot police broke up a protest camp in the capital Manama


Protests continue in Iran

At an open session of parliament Tuesday, pro-government legislators demanded that opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mahdi Karroubi and former reformist president Mohammad Khatami be held responsible for the protests.

Pumping their fists in the air, the lawmakers chanted "death to Mousavi, Karroubi and Khatami."

"We believe the people have lost their patience and demand capital punishment" for the opposition leaders, 221 lawmakers said in a statement.

Tens of thousands of people turned out for the opposition rally Monday in solidarity with Egypt's popular revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power as president. The demonstration was the first major show of strength from Iran's beleaguered opposition in more than a year.

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More turmoil in Somalia

Somali government soldiers in a pickup truck killed at least four civilians after opening fire on hundreds of people attending a peace rally in Mogadishu, the country's war-ravaged capital, officials said Tuesday.

Mogadishu's deputy mayor, Warsame Mohamed Jodah, condemned the shooting and said the rally was organized by his administration to promote peace in the city.

Jodah said a government pickup truck pulled up near the rally and opened fire.

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And now this, will the persecution never endSmiley Wink

The budget U.S. President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on Monday proposes to slap a $5.50 fee on every visitor from Canada who travels to the U.S. by air or by sea.

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You guys will just return the favor.  Don't sweat it.  Most every country in the world has a fee for visitors entering and exiting their country.  Of course, if it was something for the people of this country, the repubs would be saying "$5.50 today and tomorrow it will be $10!  And the next day $15.  It is a 'slippery slope' we are on."