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Timeline: The New Delhi Gang Rape Case

In a case that grabbed international attention, a 23-year-old Indian woman died last year after she was brutally raped aboard a moving bus in New Delhi.
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Rape Widespread Across Asia-Pacific, U.N. Survey Says

The survey of 10,000 men in six Asian and Pacific countries found nearly 1 in 4 men reported raping a woman. The results of the survey were released the same day a court in New Delhi convicted four men of the rape and murder that shocked India last December.
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Breakthrough? Syria Hints It Might Give Up Chemical Weapons

Russia has suggested Assad hand over his WMDs. France is drawing up a resolution to bring before the U.N. Security Council. The Obama administration says it's willing to work with those and other nations on such a plan. But the White House also says it can't let up the pressure on Assad.
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4 Men Convicted In Rape And Murder That Shocked India

After a young woman and her male friend were lured onto a bus by the promise of a ride, she was gang raped and he was beaten. The woman later died. The crime shocked Indians, sparked protests and led to new laws about sexual offenses. The four men who've been convicted may be executed.
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India Court Convicts 4 Men In Fatal Gang Rape

An Indian court has convicted four men involved in a gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus in December. The men are expected to be sentenced Wednesday.
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2 Democratic Senators Propose Alternate Plan For Syria

President Obama on Tuesday meets with Democratic senators to press his case for military action against Syria. Two moderate senators are offering an alternative plan. It would delay military action for 45 days, and give Bashar Assad another chance to get rid of his chemical weapons. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota about the plan.
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Obama Prepares For Speech On Syria

On Tuesday night, President Obama will address the nation — asking for support of his plan to punish the Syrian regime for a chemical weapons attack near Damascus last month. The president must deal with widespread skepticism about his plan.
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Syrian Refugees Voice Opinions On Air Strike Debate

Perhaps no one has more of a stake in the outcome of the air strikes debate than the people of Syria. How are Syrian refugees in Lebanon reacting to the possibility of a U.S. military strike against the Assad government?
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Russia Proposes Solution To Syria's Chemical Weapons

Russia seized on an idea voiced by Secretary of State John Kerry and urged Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control. Russia's state-run news agency said Syria welcomed the proposal.
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Russia Calls On Syria To Give Up Chemical Weapons

Secretary of State John Kerry says there is one thing Bashar al-Assad's government can do to avoid a punitive U.S. air strike — turn over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile to international control. Russia's foreign minister picked up on the idea, perhaps calling Kerry's bluff, and made the proposal to Syria's foreign minister who happens to be visiting Moscow. Lavrov says he expects a positive response and soon.

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