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March 30, 2008 @ 4:15 PM
Rising world food prices have sparked Egypt's government into a struggle to contain a political crisis. Violence has broken out at long subsidized bread lines, and the president is worried about unrest. He has ordered the army to step in.  At least seven people have died, according to police — two who were stabbed when fights broke out between customers waiting in the long line, and others died from the exhaustion of waiting in line. The World Food Program on Monday this past week have urged countries to help it by bridging a funding gap in more food assistance caused by higher prices of food and grains.  [...]