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CAIRO (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army police checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday, killing five officers, Egypt's state TV and state news agency reported. There have been several attacks on security forces since the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July and about 300 security officers have been killed.
Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position from Australia's Daniel Ricciardo in the dying seconds of a thrilling Australian Grand Prix qualifying session Saturday, as world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to make the top 10. Ricciardo, preparing for his first race with Red Bull, stormed to the top of the field as the clocked ticked down to zero, before he was trumped by Mercedes' Hamilton in a flying last lap in driving rain. The 2008 world champion's German team-mate, Nico Rosberg, placed third, with McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen fourth and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fifth in the season's first qualifying session.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror programs he inherited from George W. Bush.