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South Korea Vows Retaliation If Pyongyang Makes Good On Military Threat

Seoul says it will strike back if North Korea makes good on a threat to attack U.S. and South Korean forces.
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Victims' Advocates Push For Some Cardinals To Be Barred From Papal Conclave

Alleging that the cardinals either ignored or covered up cases of sexual abuse involving priests, the groups are pushing to keep those cardinals from being part of the deliberations. The cardinals have either not commented or denied wrongdoing.
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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. World powers probe unconfirmed reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. And banks in Cyprus remain closed. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. increases security in Afghanistan. European leaders meet on growth versus austerity. And Pope Francis begins his reign. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

North Korea raises threats over new U.N. sanctions. International support grows for Syrian rebels. Venezuelans mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Kerry Says He's Confident Arms Are Reaching Syrian Rebels

The U.S. secretary of state announced last week that Washington will provide $60 million in nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition.
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In China, Baby's Brutal Death Raises Questions For Many About Nation's Values

Two car thefts, one in the U.S. and one in China, have transfixed many in China. In both cases, babies were in the vehicles. The American case ended happily when the thief phoned police to tell them where to find the child. In China, the suspect has confessed to killing little Haobo.
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Ex-Pats: Chavez's Death Liberates Venezuelans

While Hugo Chavez was in power, tens of thousands of Venezuelans fled their homeland and rebuilt their lives in South Florida. Ex-Pat Maria Diaz says it is too early to predict what will happen now in her native country.
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Presidential Runoff Expected In Kenya

In Kenya, questions have been raised about the presidential election process. The ballot count has been very slow, and hundreds of thousands of ballots have been rejected. It appears there will have to be a runoff.

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