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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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Concerns Over Russia's Growing Military Presence In Syria

Russia is sending what it calls "volunteer" troops to Syria, and its airstrikes have targeted CIA-backed rebels. We look at Russia's support of the Assad regime and escalating concerns over a possible U.S.-Russia proxy war in Syria.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Russia launches another round of airstrikes in Syria. In Afghanistan, fighting with the Taliban continues in Kunduz. And a Palestinian flag flies at the U.N. for the first time. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Block for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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President Obama At The UN And Prospects For US Cooperation With Russia In Syria

This week, President Barack Obama is addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We look at new tests for U.S. leadership, prospects for cooperation in Syria and the fight against ISIS.

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Friday News Roundup - International

E.U. nations disagree over the latest plan to resettle migrants. China's President Xi Jinping arrives in the U.S. for a state visit. And the German government comes under fire over the Volkswagen emissions scandal. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Russia In Syria

Russia has significantly built up its military presence in war-torn Syria, a move that's causing serious concern in the U.S., Israel and other nations. We look at Russia's moves and what they could mean for Syria's future, the U.S. and the fight against ISIS.

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Pope Francis Makes His First Visit To The U.S.

Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. this week, his first visit ever. His agenda includes an address to Congress, and meetings at the White House and the U.N. We look at how the pope is changing conversations about the environment, the world's poor and the future of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State Kerry says the U.S. is ready to hold military-to-military talks with Russia about Syria. Croatia becomes the latest flash point in the European migrant crisis. And Mexico presses Egypt for a full investigation into the recent killing of tourists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Pledges And Hope At Candlelight Vigil For Peace In El Salvador

At a gathering outside the Salvadoran Embassy, pipes played and people expressed a desire for unity in the Central American nation, which is on track to become the most murderous country in the world this year.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The Obama administration announces it will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. Russia defends an increased military presence in Syria. And China cracks down on investment firms in the wake of market turbulence. And Russia defends an increased military presence in Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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