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Doctors Battle To Save Gang-Rape Victim's Life

The Indian woman gang-raped in New Delhi more than a week ago remains in extremely critical condition after being flown to a hospital in Singapore. The attack launched a wave of protests by demonstrators angry at what they see as the government's apparent inability to stop widespread sexual violence against women in India.
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China Approves Real-Name Internet Rule

On China's Internet, cyber citizen have been posting incriminating videos or allegations against politicians. Instead of deleting the material, censors have often left it up. So far, at least seven officials have either lost their jobs or are being investigated. But the recent exposure of graft may not last.
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Russia's Putin Signs Controversial Adoption Bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a measure that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. The ban is designed as retaliation for a new U.S. law that sanctions Russian officials accused of human rights violations.
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Schwarzkopf, Commander In Gulf War, Dies At 78

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the Desert Storm offensive that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait, has died. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about the much-decorated soldier.
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Italians Outraged By Priest's Claim That Women Bring Violence On Themselves

In Italy, a Catholic priest has stirred widespread outrage after he blamed incidents of domestic violence on the way women dress. Father Piero Corsi's remarks were in a Christmas message he put on a church bulletin board; photos of the note soon went viral.

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