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With A Girl Jailed, Pakistan Law Again Under Scrutiny

A young Christian girl is behind bars in Pakistan, accused of burning pages of Quranic verse. Defaming Islam or its holy book is punishable by death in Pakistan. The case has drawn wide attention to Muslim extremists' influence on the law and intolerance toward religious minorities.
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South Africa Mine Shooting Hints At Deep Divisions

Memorial services are being held for miners shot dead recently by police at a South African mine. The violent images were compared to the darkest days of apartheid. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with prominent Johannesburg radio host John Robbie to gauge the mood in the country.
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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that it could face American military intervention if there were signs it was moving chemical weapons for use. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin about how to solve the eurozone financial crisis. David Sanger of The New York Times, Michele Kelemen of NPR and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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His Nakedness Should Not Be Shown, Palace Says Of Prince Harry's Photos

After photos went viral of the nude prince having a good time in Las Vegas, the palace told British newspapers they'd better not publish them. The Sun, though, found a way to recreate the scene.
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Good Deed Ruins Prized Spanish Fresco

A 19th century fresco of Jesus titled "Behold the Man" hangs in a church in Borja, Spain. One parishioner was upset that the beloved painting was deteriorating so she decided to restore it herself. Art historians hope to find a professional to restore it again.
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IAEA Suspicious Of Iran's Parchin Military Base

The International Atomic Energy Agency believes Iran has something significant to hide at Parchin. The suspicion is that Iran used the site to test explosions involving uranium metal, which is used in developing a nuclear weapon. Talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear program are set to intensify in the coming days.

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