Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts media in latest crackdown

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan attends a Republic Day ceremony at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Ataturk, to mark the republic’s anniversary as he is flanked by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) in Ankara, Turkey, October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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Philippine army warned against “meddling” as coup rumors swirl

Philippines President Benigno Aquino gestures as he answers questions during the annual forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) at a hotel in Manila October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Philippines President Benigno Aquino gestures as he answers questions during the annual forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) at a hotel in Manila October 17, 2012.   REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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Muslim Brotherhood vows to ‘bring down’ military coup in Egypt

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A defiant Muslim Brotherhood declared Thursday it will not back down against a crackdown by Egypt’s interim government, vowing to “bring down this military coup” as hundreds of protesters stormed and torched two government buildings in Giza, state television and witnesses say.

State television footage showed firefighters evacuating employees from the larger of the two offices in Giza, Cairo’s twin city on the west bank of the Nile River. Police arrested several protesters.

Witnesses told Reuters that hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters also were marching in Alexandria to protest Wednesday’s clashes between Egyptian security forces and Brotherhood demonstrators, which left more than 500 dead across the country. Protesters were seen carrying pictures of former President Mohammed Morsi and those killed in the violence. A march in Cairo is slated for Thursday afternoon.

“We will push until we bring down this military coup,” Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad wrote on Twitter, according to Reuters.

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