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(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 16 - (Embassies-Earthquakes)
TORONTO. x--27s. (Steve Fairbairn) Four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the Canadian government wants to know how a handful of its embassies would hold up to similar tremors. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (refeed from 630p) (330a)
17 - (ML-Egypt)
CAIRO, Egypt. x--12s. 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 the constitution takes effect right away.
(``...in coming months.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 430p) (330a)
TAG: Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was removed by the military following massive protests in July.
18 - (AS-Afghanistan-UN)
NEW YORK. x--10s. U-N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says four United Nations personnel are among the 21 people killed in the attack on a Kabul restaurant. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the restaurant filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans Friday night, while two gunmen entered through the back door and opened fire. The U-N chief condemns the attack.
(``...be held accountable.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 730p) (330a)
TAG: Two Canadian accountants -- Martin Glazer of Gatineau, Quebec and Peter McSheffrey of Ottawa -- are among the dead. Glazer and McSheffrey were accountants who were auditing Canada's foreign aid work in Afghanistan.
19 - (US-United-States-Afghanistan)
WASHINGTON. x--13s. The White House is condemning a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 21 people, including two Canadian accountants. Reporter Tim Maguire says those killed were working to help Afghans achieve a brighter future.
(``...Afghan government.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 530p) (330a)
TAG: The Taliban said the attack was in retaliation for an Afghan military operation a few days earlier.
20 - (US-Christie-Traffic-Jams)
TRENTON, New Jersey. x--21s. The mayor of a New Jersey city flooded by hurricane Sandy claims Governor Chris Christie's administration withheld millions of dollars in recovery grants. Reporter Angela Della Santi says Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says Governor Christie's lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno (gwah-DON'-yo) warned her that Sandy recovery funds would flow only if a commercial development went forward in Hoboken.
(``...after Hurricane Sandy.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 830p) (330a)
TAG: A Christie spokesman denies the claim.
21 - (US-National-Zoo-Panda)
WASHINGTON. x--31s. (Ed Donahue) The baby panda at Washington's National Zoo has made her first public appearance. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 730p) (330a)
22 - (US-Poker-Tournament-Suspended)
UNDATED. x--28s. (Sandy Kozel) The use of fake chips results in the cancellation of an Atlantic City poker tournament. (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 730p) (330a)
23 - (US-California-Wildfires)
LOS ANGELES. x--12s. Firefighters in southern California are getting a handle on a raging wildfire in a hilly and bone-dry area 40-kilometres northeast of Los Angeles. Tony Imbrenda of the L-A Country Fire Department says the eight-square-kilometre blaze is 60 per cent contained.
(``...of the fire.'') (SOURCE:ABC) (330a)
TAG: Since it began early Thursday, the fire has destroyed five homes and damaged 17 other buildings.
24 - (ENT-SAG-Awards)
LOS ANGELES. x--32s. (Jason Nathanson) The love was spread around for the film winners at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. (contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC) (330a)
25 - (US-Everly-Memorial) (FOR PRODUCTION)
UNDATED. x--43s. There was lots of music and plenty of glowing tributes to the late Phil Everly at a memorial in Powderly, Kentucky. One half of the Everly Brothers died January 3rd at the age of 74. The pioneering duo, which has deeps roots in Kentucky, had 19 Top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962. The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Here are the Everly Brothers singing ``Bye Bye Love.''
(music fades) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (330a)
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