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Egypt Referendum Marred By Irregularities

In Egypt, unofficial results show the country's controversial draft constitution was narrowly approved in the first stage of a referendum held this past Saturday. The draft constitution has deeply divided Egyptians. The second round of voting will take place this Saturday.

Afghan Woman Carves Out An Entrepreneurial Niche

Despite more than a decade of international efforts to support women in Afghanistan, female entrepreneurs remain relatively rare. But one Afghan woman is trying to show the men a thing or two about making high-quality furniture in Afghanistan.

Egyptian Constitutional Referendum Appears To Have Passed

The outcome is unofficial at this point as the government has said it will not announce official results until the referendum concludes in the rest of Egypt next Saturday. Though voting counts differed, most major supporters and opponents of the constitution reported it had received a majority "yes" vote.

Exit Polls Suggest Japanese Opposition Party Victory

Japanese voters went to the polls this Sunday and according to early media exit polls, the opposition Liberal Democratic Party appears to have won a clear majority.

Japan Vote Could Bring Strong Shift In Power

Japanese were voting Sunday in parliamentary elections that were expected to put the once-dominant conservatives back in power after a three-year break. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Frank Langiftt about results from the polls.

Egyptians Vote On Contested Constitution Draft

In Egypt, voter turnout is high in the first phase of a controversial constitutional referendum. This comes after more than three weeks of mass protests for and against the document and President Mohammed Morsi, leaving Egypt deeply divided.

Former South African President Mandela Recovering After Gallstone Surgery

The South African government said Mandela was recovering well after the operation Saturday. There was no indication when the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader would be released from the hospital.