Sissi Expected to Win as Egyptians Cast Final Presidential Votes
Egyptians are voting for a second and final day in a presidential election that is expected to bring former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to power.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab declared Tuesday a public holiday in a push for more people to go to the polls.
Official results are not due to come out until next week, but Sissi has long been considered the likely winner in a race with leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi as the only other candidate.
Sissi led the army's ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi last July, setting off protests from Mr. Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and a violent military crackdown that left more than 1,000 people dead. Many of the Brotherhood's leaders have also been arrested and Sissi says the Islamist group has no future in Egypt.
The Brotherhood urged Egyptians to boycott what the group says is an illegitimate election.
Chinese Ship Ram, Sink Vietnamese Fishing Boat: Vietnam
Vietnam says a Chinese vessel has rammed and sunk a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea, near where Beijing has placed an oil rig.
Hanoi maritime officials say 10 fishermen had to be rescued after their boat was struck Monday by the Chinese fishing vessel, about 30 kilometers from where Beijing has stationed the rig.
A Chinese government official later told the state-run Xinhua news agency that the Vietnamese boat "capsized after harassing and colliding with a Chinese fishing boat" around 5 pm local time Monday.
Vietnamese and Chinese boats have repeatedly clashed since China moved the rig on May 1 to an area within what Hanoi considers its exclusive economic zone.
Ha Le, the Deputy Head of the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Department, told VOA's Vietnamese service that four fisheries officers were wounded Sunday after being hit by water cannons from Chinese vessels.