1. Egypt

    10,000 Protestors Storm Palace

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    Egypt's political crisis continued to escalate Friday as 10,000 protestors broke through a barbed wire barricade, guarded by army tanks, outside the presidential palace. Despite Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s offer to hold talks between all major political factions on Saturday, Egypt's liberal-activist opposition showed no signs of backing down. Morsi's adversaries insist that he first withdraw his November 22nd decree, an unprecedented power-grab that sent the nation up in flames. The "all out fight for Egypt's future," will likely continue for another week at least, until the new Constitution is up for a nationwide referendum on December 15.

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