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Around the world: 10 things to know Tuesday

December 4, 2012
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photo - A U.S. soldier stands guard at the site of suicide attack in Wardak Province of Kabul Afghanistan, Friday, Nov, 23, 2012. A suicide attacker detonated a car laden with explosives Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing several civilians and wounding dozens of others, officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying in a statement that the attack was in response to the recent execution of four Taliban detainees at the Afghan government's main detention center in Kabul. (AP Photo/ Mohammed Naser) Photo by
A U.S. soldier stands guard at the site of suicide attack in Wardak Province of Kabul Afghanistan, Friday, Nov, 23, 2012. A suicide attacker detonated a car laden with explosives Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing several civilians and wounding dozens of others, officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying in a statement that the attack was in response to the recent execution of four Taliban detainees at the Afghan government's main detention center in Kabul. (AP Photo/ Mohammed Naser) Photo by  

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. ATTACKED BY AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY

The AP's Robert Burns reports that Afghan soldiers, not the Taliban, were responsible for an attack that killed two U.S. soldiers inside an Afghan army base in 2011. US-AFGHAN-THE ENEMY WITHIN

2. WHY EGYPT'S MEDIA SHUT DOWN

Several newspapers suspended publication to protest decrees that would give President Mohammed Morsi nearly unrestricted powers. EGYPT

3. RYAN MOVES FROM CAMPAIGN TO 'FISCAL CLIFF'

The former vice presidential contender has joined GOP strategy meetings for dodging a budget meltdown. PAUL-RYAN-FISCAL-CLIFF .

4. WHO IS HAPPIEST ABOUT THE ROYAL PREGNANCY

Americans just might rival their British cousins in their excitement over a new heir to the throne. US-ROYAL PREGNANCY

5. AH-CHOO!

Flu season came earlier than it has in a decade, and with a strain that tends to make people sicker. FLU SEASON

6. REBUILD, DON'T MOVE OUT

A New York City program aims to repair storm-battered homes rather than finding new digs for thousands. SUPERSTORM-HOUSING

7. WHY PHOENIX POLICE WANT TO FIND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Authorities say the girl has leukemia and could die within days if her parents don't bring her back to the hospital. SICK GIRL SOUGHT

8. NEW JUDGE NEEDED IN FORT HOOD TRIAL

A military court tosses the judge from the case, saying he didn't appear impartial after ordering the suspect in the 2009 rampage to shave his beard. FORT HOOD SHOOTING

9. TAKING A TEST TO BECOME A TEACHER

The national teachers' union calls for a written test much like a lawyer's bar exam and a minimum grade point average. TEACHERS EXAM

10. ROOKIE'S 1-POINT WIN TIGHTENS THE RACE FOR THE NFC EAST

Robert Griffin III's touchdown gave the Washington Redskins a 17-16 win over the New York Giants and put the Redskins a game out of first place. GIANTS-REDSKINS FOLO

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