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Chinese Grandfather Models Teen Girls' Clothes

Liu Xianping advised his granddaughter on her fashion business, and then he modeled the looks. The photos went viral, and sales skyrocketed.
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Christian Girl Accused Of Blasphemy Cleared By Pakistani Court

When Rimsha Masih was accused of burning pages from the Quran and arrested, the case drew international attention because the evidence against her was scant and she is said to be "mentally impaired." Today, a court threw out the charge. Her accuser awaits trial for allegedly planting evidence.
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Conflict In Gaza: Diplomatic Push For Ceasefire Intensifies

Efforts to end the fighting are intensifying. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lands in the region today. More than 100 deaths have been reported in Hamas-controlled Gaza. Three Israelis have been killed.
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Obama's Asia Trip Reiterates Strategic Priority

President Obama is winging his way home from Asia Tuesday. The White House insists domestic budget concerns won't affect U.S. investment in Asia, which was the point of the president's three-nation tour this week. But some in the region are not so sure.
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Gaza Strip Crisis Unites Palestinian Factions

As diplomatic efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas intensify, analysts say Hamas appears to be in a stronger position than ever before. Diplomatically, it has received enthusiastic support from Egypt and other Arab neighbors. And, the conflict has helped to strengthen Hamas domestic political position.
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Push For Diplomatic Solution In Gaza Ramps Up

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the region Tuesday. And in Cairo, Egypt's new Islamic leadership is now serving as a mediator between the Israelis and Gaza's Hamas-led government.
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How Gaza Crisis Is Different From 4 Years Ago

Renee Montagne talks to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and which power players stand to win or lose from the crisis.
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Documents Show FBI Kept Tabs On Stalin's Daughter After Defection

Lana Peters, who died last year, defected to the U.S. in 1967. The Associated Press, citing newly declassified documents, says the FBI was trying to gauge how the former Svetlana Alliluyeva's defection was affecting international relations.
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Violence In Congo Is The Worst In Four Years

Tens of thousands of people have fled the city of Goma in eastern Congo, after an attack by militants who the Democratic Republic of Congo says are supported by Rwanda. The renewed fighting is the worst in recent years for the troubled area.

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