January

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Egypt uprising is turning point for region and U.S.

When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.

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Tunisian uprising inspires democracy fight

The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.

World Notes: Cuba, Israel, Venezuela - and more

Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.

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World Notes: Cuba, Spain and more

Cuba: Infant Mortality rate hits new low, Spain: An end to armed conflict by Basque separatists? Palestine: Civilians under siege, Afghanistan: Grim death toll statistics, Tunisia: Protests continue, spread to neighboring Algeria, South Africa: Zuma speech has unifying effect

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Southern Sudan begins vote on separation

Voters in southern Sudan, over a one-week period beginning this Sunday as scheduled, will be choosing between unity and separation.