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Dec 22, 2012

NYT | Global Update (December 22, 2012).: As Constitution Nears Approval, Egypt's Factions Face New Fights

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
December 22, 2012
Compiled 21:45 GMT

Global Update

TOP NEWS

As Constitution Nears Approval, Egypt's Factions Face New Fights

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MAYY EL SHEIKH
An Islamist-backed constitution appeared headed for approval following a vote on Saturday but leaves many questions unresolved about the character of Egyptian democracy.
Genetic Gamble

Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct

By GINA KOLATA
Three pharmaceutical firms are trying to restore a mechanism that normally tells cells to die if their DNA is badly damaged, an approach that might work against half of all cancers.

Russia Says It Won't Play Role in Ousting Syria's Leader

By ELLEN BARRY and KAREEM FAHIM
Comments by Russia's foreign minister came after recent signals that his country sees the military balance shifting in Syria, but still strongly opposes international intervention.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

East Asia's Defining Moment

By BRAHMA CHELLANEY
The central challenge for the new leaders of the region's three largest economies is to resolve the historical issues that are impeding a prosperous future.
World

Slide Show: Potential Backlash for the Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood has disillusioned residents in a onetime stronghold.
WORLD

In Ravaged Syria, Beach Town May Be Loyalists' Last Resort

By an EMPLOYEE of THE NEW YORK TIMES in SYRIA and NEIL MacFARQUHAR
The resort town of Tartus is seen as a possible place for Alawites, including President Bashar al-Assad, to establish a rump state if his government falls.

Clashes Break Out in India at a Protest Over a Rape Case

By GARDINER HARRIS and HARI KUMAR
Protesters in New Delhi demanded justice and better policing after the rape of a 23-year-old medical student.

Nicolás Maduro, Chávez's Chosen Successor, Draws Mixed Opinions

By WILLIAM NEUMAN
Mr. Maduro, a longtime loyalist, has all of President Hugo Chávez's support but needs to win over the party, who often blame Mr. Chavez's lieutenants for the government's inefficiency and corruption.
BUSINESS

Instagram Reversal Doesn't Appease Everyone

By DAVID STREITFELD and NICOLE PERLROTH
Even as the social network furiously backpedaled on its proposal to change its privacy terms, some users said they were carrying through on plans to leave.

The War Against Too Much of Everything

By JEFF SOMMER
Kalle Lasn of Adbusters magazine, who helped create Occupy Wall Street, is taking on what he sees as overconsumption of all kinds, most recently with a "Buy Nothing Christmas" campaign.
Prototype

Pest Control in the Sky, Courtesy of a Raptor

By NICOLE LaPORTE
In a twist on the ancient sport of falconry, more companies are employing hawks and falcons to keep birds like sea gulls and pigeons away from areas where they aren't welcome.
TECHNOLOGY

Italian Appeals Court Acquits 3 Google Executives in Privacy Case

By ERIC PFANNER
A decision that Google hailed as a victory for Internet freedom overturned a 2010 ruling that the company was too slow to remove a video in which teenagers bullied an autistic boy.
Noted

She'll Be Thankful for the Memory

By MATT RICHTEL
In a growing mainstream retail market, an erotic toy with built-in flash memory is the latest addition.
Bits Blog

Instagram Does an About-Face

By NICOLE PERLROTH and JENNA WORTHAM
After an uproar over privacy concerns, Instagram's co-founder, Kevin Systrom, said the service would revert to its previous user agreement.
SPORTS

Games and More Games On Day After Christmas

By GRAHAM RUTHVEN
Soccer games on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, have long been a tradition that Britain holds dear.

A Phenom's Body Is Threatening to Overshadow Her Potential

By KAREN CROUSE
As 16-year-old Taylor Townsend gets ready to turn professional, she is drawing comparisons to Serena Williams - including unflattering references to her body type.

Heras Has Stripped Cycling Title Returned

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that Roberto Heras must be reinstated as the winner of the 2005 Spanish Vuelta after it upheld a lower court's decision to clear him of a doping ban that had stripped him of the title.
U.S. NEWS

Cats at Hemingway Museum Draw Tourists, and a Legal Battle

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
The charms of the 45 celebrated six-toed cats at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Fla., have proved powerless against one implacable foe: federal regulators.

Acting C.I.A. Chief Critical Of Film 'Zero Dark Thirty'

By SCOTT SHANE
Michael J. Morell said the movie exaggerates the role of coercive interrogations in producing clues to the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden.
OPINION
Latitude

The Boardwalk of Lagos

By DAYO OLOPADE
Monopoly, the game, comes to Nigeria.