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Egypt government holds vote on new constitution amid deadly violence

Egypt government holds vote on new constitution amid deadly violence Wed, 15 Jan, 2014

Egypt's vote on a new constitution entered a second day on Wednesday, in what amounted to a referendum on the military-backed government's rule since it assumed power from the country's first freely elected president.
S Korea activists launch anti-North balloons

S Korea activists launch anti-North balloons Wed, 15 Jan, 2014

Activists in South Korea, including some North Korean defectors who were soldiers when they lived in the North, sent propaganda-loaded balloons over the border into North Korea on Wednesday, defying Pyongyang's past threats of retaliation against the launches.
Boeing hit by fresh 787 battery problem

Boeing hit by fresh 787 battery problem Wed, 15 Jan, 2014

Battery problems have prompted the grounding of another Boeing 787, one year after a similar issue led to a months-long global suspension of the jet's flights.
Israeli minister apologizes to Kerry for 'messianic' remarks

Israeli minister apologizes to Kerry for 'messianic' remarks Wed, 15 Jan, 2014

U.S. officials reacted angrily Tuesday to comments attributed to Israel's defense minister criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to broker a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians.
Over 200 South Sudanese dead as ferry sinks in River Nile

Over 200 South Sudanese dead as ferry sinks in River Nile Tue, 14 Jan, 2014

More than 200 South Sudanese civilians have drowned in a ferry accident on the White Nile river, an army spokesman said.
Egypt votes in constitutional referendum

Egypt votes in constitutional referendum Tue, 14 Jan, 2014

Egyptians voted for the first time since the military ousted president Mohamed Mursi on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum that may set the stage for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum seen boosting General al-Sisi

Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum seen boosting General al-Sisi Tue, 14 Jan, 2014

Egyptians vote on Tuesday in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and an event likely to spawn a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Israel holds state funeral service for ex-PM Ariel Sharon

Israel holds state funeral service for ex-PM Ariel Sharon Mon, 13 Jan, 2014

The state funeral service for Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took place Monday morning amid tight security, and against the backdrop of a crisp and sunny winter morning.
India marks 3 years since last polio case reported

India marks 3 years since last polio case reported Mon, 13 Jan, 2014

India is marking three years since its last reported polio case, a landmark in the global battle against the disease.
US, Russia call for Syria truce ahead of talks

US, Russia call for Syria truce ahead of talks Mon, 13 Jan, 2014

Top diplomats have discussed the possibilities of a Syrian ceasefire, with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that President Bashar-Al Assad is willing to open aid access to devastated areas.
Protesters block roads as Bangkok faces shutdown

Protesters block roads as Bangkok faces shutdown Mon, 13 Jan, 2014

Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.
Iran nuclear deal to take effect on January 20

Iran nuclear deal to take effect on January 20 Mon, 13 Jan, 2014

Iran and six world powers have agreed to carry out an interim nuclear agreement reached in November.
Protesters stage new pro-EU rally in Ukraine

Protesters stage new pro-EU rally in Ukraine Mon, 13 Jan, 2014

Thousands of Ukrainian activists gathered in the capital, Kyiv, in continuation of last year's massive protest movement against the government's decision to forego closer ties with the European Union in favor of increased cooperation with Russia.
Israelis pay respects at Knesset to former PM Ariel Sharon

Israelis pay respects at Knesset to former PM Ariel Sharon Sun, 12 Jan, 2014

The body of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon lies in state today in Jerusalem's Knesset where mourners pay their respects. 
Israelis, world leaders mourn Sharon

Israelis, world leaders mourn Sharon Sun, 12 Jan, 2014

Reactions from Israeli and Palestinian officials, as well as other world leaders, to the death of Ariel Sharon have been mixed.
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