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Aid To Syria Comes With Fears Of Islamist Presence

The Obama administration is doubling its non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry at an 11-nation "Friends of Syria" meeting in Turkey. But that the increased aid comes amid mounting concern about the rising presence of Islamist fighters among the opposition.
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Sexual Assault Of Child Sparks Protests In India's Capital

A young girl is in serious condition in a New Delhi hospital after being found Wednesday, two days after her parents reported her missing. Authorities say they have arrested a 24-year old man for the crime, but protesters in the capital Saturday faulted the police for responding too slowly.
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Strong Quake In China Kills Dozens, Injures Thousands

The quake happened near the site of the devastating 2008 temblor that killed more than 90,000 people.
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Suspects' Chechen Roots Draw Eyes To Russia

Much has been made of the fact that the suspects in the Boston bombings are ethnic Chechens, with links to the volatile North Caucasus region of Russia. Russian reaction to the story, however, appears to be as complex as the region's turbulent history.
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CDC: U.S. Hospitals Should Be Vigilant For Bird Flu

While there is still conflicting reports about how easily the new strain can be transmitted between humans, the CDC says early intervention is key.
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Boston Bombing Suspects Are Brothers Living In U.S. For Years

The two suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years and lived together in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment.
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French Family Set Free After Cameroon Kidnapping

France said discreet talks to free the family had been ongoing but that no ransom was paid.

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