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The U.S. soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a shooting rampage Sunday was taken to a American detention facility in Kuwait while the investigation continues; Syria marked the one-year anniversary of its popular uprising, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people; and cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza militants reached the highest level in more than a year. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, James Kitfield of National Journal and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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