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A Panorama Of Central Asia

He was born in Japan, speaks Russian and is based in Kazakhstan. And with his panoramic camera, photographer Ikuru Kuwajima captures a sweeping view of Central Asia.
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In India, Five Charged With Rape And Murder In Crime That Shocked Nation

The men could get the death penalty if convicted. A sixth accused, who is said to be 17, will be tried separately. Their victim was raped, beaten and left for dead. The crime has led to protests and a renewed debate about women's rights in India.
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President Obama's Second-Term Team

President Barack Obama picks former Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director. Diane and her guests discuss battles ahead as the president seeks to build his second-term team.

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In China, Yellow Is The New Red

Chinese authorities have outlawed blowing through a yellow light at an intersection. The change has prompted vocal protest — even at the official Chinese news agency.
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A Different Kind Of Combat In The Eastern Congo

Lacking ropes or a ring, young men who are part of a group called the Friendship Club are learning how to box. Some were child soldiers. It might seem odd that this sport could help former killers become better citizens or deal with their trauma. But their coach says boxing and fighting are as different as sports and war.
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Murder Charges Filed In India Gang Rape

Police in New Delhi, India, have filed charges against at least five of the suspects in last month's gang rape of a young woman who subsequently died. The sixth suspect has declared himself underage, and therefore would be ineligible to be charged with murder. That creates a twist in the story, pitting a juvenile's rights in the justice system against women's civil rights.

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