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Mexico's President Alters Tactics Against Drug Crimes

Mexico's new attorney general says there are now 60 to 80 drug cartels operating in the country, a sharp rise from the 10 that existed when outgoing President Calderon took office in 2006. President Enrique Pena Nieto says he wants to go after crime associated with drug trafficking instead of taking down crime bosses.
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Around The World, Having A Ball

A look at how people around the world celebrated the arrival of 2013 — some with quiet moments, and some with as much revelry as possible.
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Multiple Feuds Bring A Record Year Of Violence To Karachi

The sad truth about Karachi in 2012 was that whatever your religion, business affiliation, or political party, someone was willing to kill you for it. The murder rate in Pakistan's largest city and commercial hub hit an all time high last year.
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Congo Fighting Leaves A Fragile City On Edge

In recent years, the Congolese city of Goma has been a bit of a haven for those fleeing war in surrounding areas. But now, the army and rebels are both in the city, raising fears that fighting could break out at any time.
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A Child Of The Slums Becomes A 'Queen' Of Chess

Phiona Mutesi grew up in one of the roughest slums in Uganda. Her days were spent focusing on survival, until she discovered chess. She's now on her way to becoming a world-class chess competitor. Host Michel Martin speaks with Mutesi, her coach Robert Katende, and Tim Crothers, who chronicles her story in his new book, The Queen of Katwe.
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China Kicks Out 'New York Times' Reporter

Reporter Chris Buckley is forced to leave China when his journalist visa is not extended. The case is seen as a sign of an increasingly hard-line stance toward the foreign media.

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