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(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 94 - (Canadians-Killed-Afghanistan)
GATINEAU, Quebec. x--22s. Two accountants at a Gatineau, Quebec firm were among the victims of a deadly suicide attack at a restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul yesterday. Pierre Samson, the head of Samson and Associates, says his firm has been doing auditing work for the Canadian International Development Agency in the war-torn country for years but nothing like this has ever happened before.
(``...bad time I guess.'') (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (330p)
TAG: Twenty-one people were killed in all. It's the deadliest violence against foreign civilians in the country since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.
95 - (ML-Egypt)
CAIRO, Egypt. x--11s. Egypt's election committee says 98.1 per cent of voters have approved a new, military-backed constitution in the first vote since a coup toppled the country's president. Reporter Sarah El Deeb in Cairo says it wasn't surprising that the vote was overwhelmingly in favour of the constitution, but the turnout tells another story.
(``...be polarized, divided.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (330p)
TAG: Officials view the vote as key in legitimizing the country's military-backed interim government and its plan for parliamentary and presidential elections.
96 - (US-California-Nut-Heists)
UNDATED. x--33s. (Joan Bennett) The soaring value of one of California's crops is making people a little nutty. (opens with and includes sound) (SOURCE:ABC) (330p)
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