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Egypt’s Islamists Claim Narrow Victory in First Part of Referendum

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The first Egyptians to vote in a referendum on a controversial new constitution backed by President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist allies have narrowly approved the document. The rest of Egypt’s voters will cast their ballots next Saturday . The president’s Freedom and Justice Party and an opposition group, citing unofficial tallies, estimate 56 percent […]

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Fiji Braces for Killer Cyclone

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Pacific island nation of Fiji is bracing for a powerful cyclone that ripped through Samoa last week, leaving at least three people dead, several others missing and thousands homeless. Officials said Sunday that dozens of evacuation shelters have been set up in northern Fiji, ahead of 300-kilometer winds approaching the Pacific nation. The storm […]

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