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In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.
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In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.
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Ukraine's Army Launches Campaign Against Eastern Militants

Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.
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Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.
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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.
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WATCH: Israel's New Low-Cost Airline Has Catchy Safety Video

The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's 'Whip It' and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.' "
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Giant South American Bird On The Run In The U.K.

The bird, which newspapers say stands 6 feet, can run 40 mph and is "capable of disemboweling a human," escaped last month from a farm in Hertfordshire after apparently being spooked by a local hunt.
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Berlusconi Ordered To Do Community Service At Senior Center

Italy's former prime minister was convicted of tax fraud. For a year, he must work at least four hours a week at a facility for the elderly. Also, a travel restriction will limit his politicking.
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Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia's role in those protests "seems much more evident," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.
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Russia's Move Into Ukraine Turns Allies Into Adversaries

Russia and Ukraine were the major contributors to the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Kiev continued to cooperate. The recent crisis transformed friend into foe.

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