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Mastermind Of Great Train Robbery Dies

Bruce Reynolds hid out in Mexico and Canada before returning to England in 1968, where he was promptly arrested and sentenced to 25 years in jail.
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China's Horses May End Up In Russia's Kabobs

The horse meat scandal might be playing out in Europe, but China is the biggest producer in the global market for horseflesh, a new infographic reveals.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State Kerry pledges new aid for the Syrian opposition. Iran and Western powers set the stage for nuclear negotiations. And Pope Benedict steps down. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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On Benedict's Last Day, A Pledge Of Obedience To His Successor

The first pope in about 600 years to voluntarily step down is headed to a life out of the public's eye. Now, the church's cardinals turn to the task of selecting a successor.
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Kenyans Worry Election Will Bring Repeat Of Tribal Violence

Kenyans go to the polls next week to choose a new president. The last election was followed by allegations of vote rigging and weeks of deadly tribal violence. NPR's Gregory Warner sat down with a few perpetrators of that violence in a bar to watch the Kenyan presidential debate. And to find out what, if anything, has changed this time around.
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U.S. To Step Up Its Involvement In Syria

The Obama administration is offering more direct aid to Syrian rebels, who are fighting to topple Bashar Assad's regime. The conflict has left 70,000 people dead and a diplomatic solution seems far out of reach. Secretary of State John Kerry was delivering the news to Syrian opposition figures at a conference in Rome Thursday.
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Syrian Army Base Blocks Rebels Plans For Idlib Province

It's thought that the province of Idlib in northern Syria might be the first to fall under the control of anti-government rebels. If that were to happen, Idlib, which borders Turkey, would become an unofficial buffer zone, where rebel fighters could regroup and aid workers could get help to the displaced. But one key government-controlled army base is standing in the way.
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Pope Benedict Leaves A Church Mired In Crises

In eight years on the throne of St. Peter, Benedict XVI has angered Muslims, offended Jews and made controversial comments about the spread of AIDS. But the scandal that has most haunted him is the abuse of children by pedophile priests.
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Head Of Mexico's Teachers Union Behind Bars

The powerful head of Mexico's teacher's union is in jail charged with embezzling about $160 million in union funds. Prosecutors claim some of the money went to plastic surgery, real estate in the U.S. and other luxury expenses.

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