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Syrian Refugees Burden Neighboring Turkey

Thousands of Syrian refugees have been fleeing to the border with Turkey, trying to escape the violence of their besieged cities. They arrive daily, overwhelming Turkish camps and the surrounding area as they wait for help.
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Bo Xilai's Wife Gets Suspended Death Sentence

The wife of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai has gotten a suspended death sentence for killing a British businessman. Gu Kailai was convicted after confessing to killing Neil Heywood. Her accomplice, a family employee, was sentenced to nine years in prison.
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India Accuses Pakistani Websites Of Inciting Panic

Thousands of Indian citizens fled major urban centers such as Bangalore and Hyderabad for the security of their home states as rumors swirled online late last week of imminent attacks against them. The cyber campaign appeared aimed at inflaming Muslim passions during the month of Ramadan
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Afghan Attacks Continue Against Coalition Allies

NATO says a man in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed an international service member in southern Afghanistan on Sunday. He was the 10th U.S. service member killed in so-called "insider" attacks this month by Afghans in uniform or others with access to NATO bases.
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Wife Of Ex-Chinese Official Given Suspended Death Sentence

Gu Kailai was convicted after confessing to killing British businessman Neil Heywood in 2011. She's the wife of Bo Xilai, who was removed from his post as Communist Party secretary in the southern city of Chongqing in March.
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South Asian Rivals Mark Birthdays

NPR's Julie McCarthy reflects on the similar yet different ways in which India and Pakistan are marking their birthdays. Six and a half decades on, the arch-rivals are both having to grapple with the enemy within.

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