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Fancy Table Setting Sells For $3 Million At Auction

Back in 1922, the Maharaja of Patiala commissioned a new dining set ahead of a visit to India by the Prince of Wales. That silver-gilt set — 1,400 pieces — has sold at auction for $3 million. The prince later became King Edward VIII.
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Egypt On Edge: Protests, Some Deaths After Morsi's Ouster

The Muslim Brotherhood calls for a "day of rage." The army moves to respond. Egyptians fear violent clashes as the repercussions of President Mohammed Morsi's ouster continue to be felt.
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Latin American Leaders Respond To Bolivia's 'Humiliation'

South America's leftist leaders rallied on Thursday to support Bolivian President Evo Morales. Earlier in the week, his presidential plane was rerouted amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board.
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Egypt's Islamists Call Coup 'Dark Day' For Democracy

Since the military coup on Wednesday that toppled Egypt's first democratically-elected civilian president, the army has been cracking down on his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. There are, however, many in Egypt who continue to support the ousted Islamist government.
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Economic Instability To Cause Further Problems In Egypt

Economic struggles were at the heart of the uprising that resulted in the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. For more on the market reaction to his downfall and the prospects for Egypt's economy, Renee Montagne talks with Farah Halime, an economic journalist and blogger based in Cairo.
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Are Things Too Cozy In London's 'City' Within A City?

If you think that government and the financial industry are a bit too friendly in the U.S., try England. London's version of Wall Street is called the City. And in the City, the line between government and corporate interests gets even blurrier. Critics say it's time for change.
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In Post-Coup Egypt, Morsi Allies Feel Effects

One day after Egypt's military deposed the nation's first democratically elected president, it began a crackdown on Mohammed Morsi's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
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What Lies Ahead For Egypt

Audie Cornish speaks with Michele Dunne, director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East for analysis of the latest events in Egypt.
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Zimbabwe Braces For Upcoming Elections

After years of food shortages and drought, in a country that was once the breadbasket of southern Africa, Zimbabwe's crippled economy is recovering — after adopting the U.S. dollar as its currency. But memories of the violent elections in 2008 are fueling fears about security. The disputed vote ended in a power-sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and his main opposition rival. The Zimbabwean leader has now proclaimed July 31 as election day. New York-based Human Rights Watch warns there's potential for more violence — unless key security and other reforms are brought in before the vote.
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Where The Mask Seen In Global Protests Is Made

The Guy Fawkes mask, popularized by the comic and movie V for Vendetta, has been donned by protesters in New York, Tunis and Rio. We look at one factory where they are made.

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