Al­ge­ria to cut food prices af­ter ri­ots:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Al­ge­ria’s govern­ment said it would slash the cost of some sta­ple foods to try to quell ri­ot­ing, trig­gered by price rises, that has left two peo­ple dead and sev­eral hun­dred in­jured since Thurs­day. Govern­ment min­is­ters met in the cap­i­tal to dis­cuss how to re­spond to the wave of un­rest. As they did so, fresh protests broke out in two cities in the volatile Kabylie re­gion, east of Al­giers, the cap­i­tal. French ab­ductees re­ported

killed in Niger: Two French hostages kid­napped in the Niger cap­i­tal Fri­day night were killed by their cap­tors de­spite a res­cue at­tempt by French forces, Pres­i­dent Nicolas Sarkozy said. The hostages were found dead at the Niger-Mali border af­ter French troops there clashed with the kid­nap­pers, killing sev­eral of them, French of­fi­cials said.

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