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Two reported dead in Algeria riots

Two reported dead in Algeria riots
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Riots over rising prices have left their mark on Algeria where tension remains high despite calls for calm.

The violence has spread far beyond the capital. Unememployment and living costs have stirred frustration that has erupted in recent days.

Buildings have been ransacked as youths clashed with police. Reports say at least two protesters have been killed, both outside Algiers.

The country’s football federation has suspended weekend league fixtures. Authorities fear such gatherings could trigger further unrest.

Anger has erupted as prices of staple products have soared, with flour and sugar doubling in the past few months. A ministerial meeting today was arranged to discuss how best to keep living costs down.