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Tension In East China Sea Has Region On Edge

An already tense standoff between Japan and China grew even more so Tuesday. Japanese officials said a Chinese naval frigate aimed radar used for targeting weapons at a Japanese destroyer last week. The announcement comes as the Asian giants continue to send warships and military planes toward islands both claim as their own.
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Panel: Ireland Confined Young Women In Workhouses

Ireland has expressed regret that thousands of women and young girls held in workhouses run by Catholic nuns were stigmatized by the label "fallen women." But Prime Minister Enda Kenny did not apologize for the state's involvement in decades of harsh treatment for women held in 10 Magdalene Laundries. He was reacting to a report that concluded the government oversaw the workhouses.
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Bulgaria Links Hezbollah To Deadly Attack On Israelis

The attack at a Black Sea resort town last July killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian citizen. In response, the White House called Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group, a "real and growing threat not only to Europe, but to the rest of the world."
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5 Questions About Justice Department Memo On Targeted Killings

A confidential Justice Department white paper outlines legal theories the Obama administration has used to justify killing American citizens abroad.
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Through Social Media, Tracking Rape In Syria

Columbia University epidemiologists are using data from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media sites. There are, however, questions about the accuracy of the reports coming from Syria.

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