Top News: Tens of thousands of protesters again filled Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest Egypt's Islamist-backed draft constitution, which they say leaves too much power in the hands of the president and could allow religious authorities to restrict individual liberties. Eleven newspapers stopped publication to protest the constitution's lack of protection for freedom of expression.
Crowds clashed briefly with riot police outside the presidential palace, when President Mohamed Morsy left in a motorcade for his suburban home, but there was reportedly little violence. The president has now returned to the palace.
The Muslim Brotherhood is planning its own rally in support of the president today with leftists planning counterdemonstrations. A referendum on the new constitution will be held on Dec. 15.
Syria: NATO foreign ministers endorsed a plan to send Patriot missile batteries to Turkey while expressing concern over reports of activity at Syria's chemical weapons sites.
- Hundred of people were killed by a typhoon that struck the Philippines.
- South Korea has discovered more fake certificates at nuclear power plants.
- Campaigning has begun for Japan's parliamentary elections.
- Iran claims to be extracting data from a U.S. spy drone it captured.
- The U.S. State Deparment may designate Syria's Nusra Front as a terrorist group.
- Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has ended a 49-day hunger strike.
- A militant attack killed 11 soldiers in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region.
- Mali's government is holding direct talks with Tuareg and Islamist rebels from the country's north.
- Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan urged Kenyans not to vote for indicted politicians.
- 59 police officers were arrested in Rio de Janeiro for ties to drug dealers.
- The presidents of Argentina and Ecuador held talks over resisting pressure from so-called "vulture funds."
- The U.S. Senate voted against ratifying a U.N. disability rights treaty.
- Chancellor George Osborne warned that British economic growth will be slow for several years.
- Serbia's ambassador to NATO died in an apparent suicide in Brussels.
- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged European governments to follow through on their Afghan security funding pledges.
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