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Egypt Said To Be In Talks With Ethiopia Over Nile Dam Plan

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has warned Ethiopia that "all options are open" in dealing with what his government sees as a security issue: Ehiopia's project to build a dam on the Nile River. An Egyptian official tells Agence France-Presse that talks are under way to ease tensions over the plan.
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Despite Critics, Russia Promises A Grand Olympic Spectacle

The challenges include mild winter weather, high costs and residents who have lost their homes. But Russia says it will put on a great show when the 2014 Winter Olympics come to Sochi next February.
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Police Fire Tear Gas On Protesters In Turkey

Turkish riot police cracked down on ongoing anti-government protests in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square on Tuesday.
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Mandela Remains In Hospital In Serious Condition

Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since Saturday with a recurring lung infection. The government says his condition is unchanged — serious, but stable. But his poor health and advanced age — 94 — suggest the former president's days are numbered. Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu described the anti-apartheid campaigner as an "extraordinary gift".

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