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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders condemn North Korea's nuclear test. The U.S. and European Union pursue a new trade pact. And Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Ru Freeman: "On Sal Mal Lane"

A journalist uses her experiences growing up during Sri Lanka's civil war to inform her latest novel. Ru Freeman describes how growing religious and ethnic tensions affected children from diverse backgrounds living on an ordinary lane in Colombo in the years preceding the war.

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The Real Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch argues that while we invoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name frequently, few understand the principles he championed or the history of race relations in America.

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Rethinking Intervention Abroad

While drawing down a decade-long war, the administration is also reasserting its use of drone strikes and "targeted killings." We explore the debates over how the U.S. flexes its power abroad.

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Drones And Their Use In Counterterrorism

U.S. drone strikes have killed several high-level al-Qaida operatives, but critics argue the civilian toll is too high and there is too little transparency. The changing way we fight war.

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The Military In U.S. Culture

We explore a growing military-civilian divide and how it shapes our thinking about defense and foreign policy.

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The Human Face Of Syria's Civil War

As snowstorms hit the Middle East, life for 600,000 Syrian refugees grows more precarious. The human face of Syria's civil war.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Afghan President Karzai is in Washington for talks on the future U.S. role. Syria agrees to a major prisoner swap. And Venezuela postpones the inauguration of ailing President Chavez. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Secretary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony And Terrorism In North And West Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi, Libya, and understanding security risks in North and West Africa.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Indian police charge five men in a New Delhi gang rape. A U-S drone strike kills a key Pakistan Taliban commander. And the death toll rises in Syria’s conflict. David Ignatius of "The Washington Post," Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, and Jonathan Landay of Mcclatchy newspapers join guest host, Tom Gjelten, for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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