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Algeria Hostage-Taking Could Be Retaliation For France's Actions In Mali

Islamist militants attacked and seized a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday and said they were holding dozens of foreign workers hostage, including seven Americans. The militants said the attack is retaliation for France's military intervention in Mali.
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Explosions At Syrian University Kill More Than 80, Injure Hundreds

Robert Siegel talks to Martin Chulov of the Guardian about the aftermath of Tuesday's massive bombing at a university in Aleppo, Syria.
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Police: Rush Hour Helicopter Crash In London Could Have Been Much Worse

A helicopter flying across London seeking to land due to bad weather clipped a crane atop one of the city's tallest residential towers and fell into a street crowded with rush hour traffic. The pilot and one person on the ground died, and 13 others were injured.
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Obama's Foreign Policy: The Way Forward With Iran

As President Obama prepares for a second term, a host of international challenges await. In a piece in the Washington Post, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that as Obama prioritizes his foreign policy goals, "It is essential that the issue of war or peace with Iran be fully vented."

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