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The second and final vote, as Egyptians decide whether to approve a new constitution backed by President Morsy and Muslim Brotherhood deputies. Egypt's voting by regions, today's polls are outside Cairo. Last week's first round showing 56% approval so far.
The winter storm system that walloped the Midwest moved east Friday night, bringing with it not just snow but powerful winds -- all of which made travel perilous, and last-minute Christmas shopping more complicated, across several states.
A former U.S. Marine who languished for more than four months in a Mexican prison on a questioned gun charge was on his way to spending Christmas with his family Friday after U.S. politicians intervened for his release.
In an escalation of its civil war, Syria is firing more Scud missiles in a desperate attempt to quash rebel gains, the NATO chief said Friday. The government has launched more missiles in recent days, according to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary-general of the alliance.
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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher "has undergone surgery to remove a growth in her bladder" and is currently recovering in the hospital, her spokeswoman, Gillian Penrose, said Friday.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti handed in his resignation Friday to President Giorgio Napolitano, the Italian government press office said.
South Sudanese armed forces admitted shooting down a United Nations helicopter in eastern South Sudan on Friday. The Sudan People's Liberation Army said it was an accident, according to spokesman Philip Aguer.
Nine bodyguards for Iraq's finance minister have been arrested, Abdul Sattar al-Berqdar, a spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, told Iraqi state TV on Friday.
In an escalation of its civil war, Syria is firing more Scud missiles in a desperate attempt to quash rebel gains, the NATO chief said Friday.
Riot police fired tear gas at protesters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday, according to state-run Nile TV. Shortly after morning prayers, clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsy.