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'Prisoner X' Raises Questions About Israel's Secrecy

Mossad agent Ben Zygier faced secret charges three years ago, was imprisoned under a false name and until last week, his suicide while in prison was a closely-held secret. Some Israelis say the case shows that the bounds of military censorship have gotten too tight.
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Iran's Presidential Election Could Interfere With Nuclear Talks

As another round of nuclear talks approaches, Iran is again blowing hot and cold on the prospects for progress. After officials signaled a willingness to talk directly with U.S. negotiators, Iran's supreme leader quashed that idea.
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Oscar Pistorius Faces Another Court Hearing

Renee Montagne gets an update from freelance radio reporter Jean-Jacques Cornish on the pre-trial hearings for South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius. He is charged with murdering his supermodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Controversial Cleric Stirs Protests Upon Return To Pakistan

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri returned to his home country late last year, after spending eight years in Canada. The cleric has ignited a disgruntled electorate by taking on Pakistan's government, saying it has failed to curb militancy or fix the economy. His critics call him a demagogue who's more interested in the limelight.
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Booker-Winning Author's Remarks About Kate Middleton Play Out In U.K. Media

In a speech earlier this month, author Hilary Mantel said the Duchess of Cambridge "appeared to have been designed by committee and built by craftsmen." Britain's tabloids were outraged, and even the prime minister weighed in.

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