5 Minute International Update 12-18-12

Egypt Vote on Saturday: Yes; resignation of top prosecutor general Talaat Abdullah; fighting in Alexandria; voter fraud

5 polio workers killed in Pakistan, program suspended

Gang rape in New Delhi

ICC Acquits Congo Warlord Chui cleared of an attack on a village in 2003 that claimed 200 lives

NBC team kidnapped in Syria, released unharmed, Infantry base seized in Aleppo, Palestinian camp taken in Damascus, Russia sends warship for possible evacuation, Syria mosque hit in government air strike outside Damascus, Vice President says army cannot win

Independent Benghazi investigation shows systematic security faults

Newtown Connecticut
Philippines – devastating typhoon, and terrorist trying to bomb foreign aid workers

10 girls killed in Afghanistan, car Bomb kills 2 Afghans at US military base in Kabul
17 killed in Pakistan bombing

Japanese elections: Conservatives win in landslide, Shinzo Abe will return as Prime Minister, hawk
25 killed in bombings across Iraq; Iraqi president Talabani suffers stroke, in intensive care now
UN Mali resolution: 45 days for a plan