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How Ordinary Chinese Are Talking And Fighting Back

Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, is changing the way the Chinese communicate and has become a major source of news. Its more than 300 million users are, among other things, using it to criticize government policies, stop official injustice and help ordinary people — but only up to a point.
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In Pakistan Shooting, Malala's Friends Also Bear Scars

The Taliban attack on young Malala Yousafzai had a profound effect on her hometown, Mingora, in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley. For the other girls with Malala that day, the scars are both emotional and physical.
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Egyptian Judges Prepare For A Strike

After a series of controversial decrees by President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's judges are now preparing to strike. One young judge talks about how he sees the crisis.
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Conflicts Brew Between Kurds, Arabs In Iraq

Arab-Kurd skirmishes in southern Iraq late last week injured dozens of people and killed at least one. Now troops from both sides are escalating and tensions are high again. This all comes as Kurdistan president Massoud Barzani battles Iraqi Central government Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Analysts say Barzani has been emboldened by independent oil contracts, the increasing support of Turkey, and ongoing events in Syria.

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