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Police: BBC Entertainer Jimmy Savile Committed More Than 200 Sex Crimes

A British police report released Friday found the late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes, "unprecedented in the UK." The report summarized a three-month investigation into charges against Savile, who died in 2011.
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Roads Melt, Gas Evaporates In Australia's Unprecedented Heat Wave

Australia has been experiencing a record setting heat wave. Melissa Block speaks with Dr. Karl Braganza, manager of climate monitoring at the Bureau of Meteorology's National Climate Centre in Australia, about why this is happening, and how Australians are coping.
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Despite Billions In Aid, Many Haitians Still Live In Squalid Camps

Three years ago, a massive earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital city. Aid agencies from around the world pledged billions of dollars to help Haiti rebuild. But since then, many of the grand plans have fizzled, and some 350,000 Haitians still live in makeshift camps.
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Juarez Priest Finds 'Hand Of God In The Midst Of Mayhem'

The Mexican border city was the epicenter of the drug cartel wars, and it's still a violent place. Some 800 people were murdered last year, but that's down from 3,000 a couple years back. A priest who has lived through the worst of it says things are getting better.
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Jimmy Savile Sexually Abused Hundreds, Police Report Concludes

The case received public attention in early October, when British broadcaster ITV aired a program in which five women said they had been abused by Jimmy Savile in the 1970s. Three of them said the abuse occurred at BBC facilities. A flood of reports followed, as hundreds of victims came forward.
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Ai Weiwei: In China, Lack Of Truth 'Is Suffocating'

The outspoken artist, who has spent time in prison, tells WBUR that state media never report the truth: "It's like bad air all the time." Imprisonment, he says, was like "little beans dropped on the floor in some corner and people just forget about you. It's a very terrifying situation."

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