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A troubling time for Egypt's Coptic Christians

Egyptians go to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new president for the first time since Hosni Mubarak was ousted during the revolution last year. Two of the front-runners in the presidential race with a realistic chance of winning are devout Islamists, which is troubling for Egypt's Coptic Christians. They are Egypt's largest religious minority and many of them don't think any of the candidates are capable of protecting them from the religious violence that has been steadily increasing.

By Sonia DRIDI , Kathryn STAPLEY

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2016-07-01 Taiwan

The steady rise of women in Taiwanese politics

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2016-06-29 Bolivia

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2016-06-28 France

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2016-06-27 India

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