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More Than 80 Killed In Blasts At Syrian University

The blasts occurred inside a university campus in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. The government and opposition blamed each other for the explosions that wounded more than 150.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The hostage crisis in Algeria. French forces clash with rebels in Mali. And Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the arrest of its prime minister. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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What's At Stake In Hotspots Across The Globe

In Mali, the French continue air strikes to stop the advance of armed Islamist rebels in the north. In Syria, the death toll continues to rise, and in Afghanistan, questions remain about the ongoing transition of power. In all three regions, opportunities for current or future U.S. involvement is uncertain.
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Breweries Must Share 'Budweiser' Name, British Court Rules

The word "Budweiser" will continue to mean two different things in Britain, where the brand name has been a bone of contention for more than a decade. The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled against Anheuser-Busch InBev's request to stop Czech brewery Budvar from selling beer under the Budweiser name.
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Beijing's Pollution, Seen From Space In Before And After Photos

Pollution around Beijing has been stifling for the past few days. NASA has released a pair of satellite images, showing the extent of the smog from space and how the air has changed in the past couple weeks.
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Mali Reacts To Al-Qaeda Advances

Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the ongoing conflict in Mali. The French military launched an offensive to reverse advances made by al-Qaeda linked rebels who gained control of northern Mali.

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