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Over 70 Reportedly Dead After Egyptian Soccer Riot

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This is awful, people! Just awful!

Thanks to reckless soccer hooligans in Egypt last night, at least 73 people are dead (1,000 injured) after a riot broke out at a game between two rival teams.

Ahly, a powerhouse club from Cairo, was visiting the town of Port Said and suffered a rare loss and was immediately swarmed by hometown fans. The team and fans ran for cover in the locker rooms, but unfortunately the bloodshed couldn't be escaped. Ahly coach Ahmed Nagui painted a gruesome picture of the riot when he said the locker room "looks like a morgue."

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Egypt's President Mubarak Has Stepped Down From Office!

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WOW! This is actually happening.

Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman JUST announced that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as President.

We're sure we'll be hearing PLENTY more about this very soon…

Thoughts???

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Egyptian President Says…

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Earlier this week, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that he would NOT be running for another term this September.

Now, he's opened up further about his Presidential woes, and he's made it clear that he won't leave office right now because he's afraid that Egypt would fall into even more chaos if he did if that's even possible.

Here's what he had to say about yesterday's protests:

"I was very unhappy about yesterday. I do not want to see Egyptians fighting each other."

More from Mubarak:

"I don't care what people say about me. Right now I care about my country, I care about Egypt."

And more from Mubarak on his whether or not he'll ever leave Egypt:

"I would never run away. I will die on this soil."

Whether or not he stays in office for the rest of his term, let's hope that further actions are taken to stop the violence.

Thoughts???

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Anderson Cooper, Trapped In Egypt!

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Omg! This is so out of control!

This morning, word spread around that Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked by a group of Mubarak supporters while trying to cover the riots in Egypt. Thankfully, Anderson is alright and has been able to escape the chaos…for now.

When Anderson contacted sources, he explained just how violent and frightening the situation has become . He said:

"It was chaotic. I've been in riots and melees before, but this is the first time that I've been in a situation that escalated to a level where we really had no control. Many people in the crowd came for a fight and that's what they have."

At the moment, Anderson is being held in a building where he has a view of Cairo's Tahrir Square, the same place he and his crew were roughed up. However, Anderson wouldn't disclose his exact location as he is fearful that Mubarak's extremist supporters might make another attempt to silence him. He told sources:

"Where we are is rather precarious right now. I'm in an area where I can see what's happening in the square. But I honestly don't know when I can leave this building. I have no idea what's going to happen in the next couple of hours…We didn't want to start to run because we didn't want to embolden the crowd. So we just walked determinedly. But we had about a five minute walk to get to the location where we thought we would be safe. And we were surrounded the entire time. Occasionally someone would run up and throw a punch. I pushed back every now and then. But we were advised to just keep walking and not engage. Which was wise advice."

Horrifying! We can imagine how scared he and his crew must be!

According to CNN, there are approximately 35 staffers including eight correspondents in Egypt right now. The network has a security team in place in Cairo that can assist with safe passage in and out of the dangerous areas. Tony Maddox, executive VP of CNN International announced that Anderson does have a security advisor with him and that more will be made available to him soon.

Hopefully, they can get him and everyone else out of there safely. This thing has escalated so quickly that we're truly afraid for our people over there.

Our thoughts are with you and your people, Anderson.

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Anderson Cooper Attacked In Egypt!

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Violence is never the answer!

Steve Brusk, a CNN Political Coverage Manager, has just tweeted out some disturbing news about Anderson Cooper. Apparently, our favorite Silver Fox is in Egypt right now, covering the ongoing riots and turbulent protests against President Mubarak. Things took a turn for the worst, however, when Anderson was approached by supporters of Egypt's president who didn't like him being there. According to Steve's tweet:

"Anderson said he was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration"

How awful! What a cruel and brutal thing to do!

We hope Anderson is feeling alright and that he and his crew are safe now!

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Egyptian President Vows He Will Not Run For Another Term!

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That's alright by us and we think a lot of Egyptians citizens would agree.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he will not run for a new term this September. With so many looking to have him outed for his blatant disregard for his people's deserved freedoms, making the announcement is probably his attempt to defuse the tension and bring the country back to peace.

However, in his speech that aired last night, he insisted that it was never his intention to be a candidate for another term "regardless of the current circumstances."

Somehow we doubt that.

He added in his speech that he will work during "the final months of my current term" to carry out the "necessary steps for the peaceful transfer of power."

That we truly hope for. After 30 years of his reign, its time someone else took over, someone who takes the time to really listen to Egypt's amazing and unique people.

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