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More Protests Erupt After Weekly Prayers In Egypt

Egypt's powerful Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization is walking a fine line in trying to appease Washington, D.C., in condemning the eruption of deadly regional violence over an anti-Muslim film while also appealing to hardcore demonstrators calling for action against the U.S. At the last minute, the Brotherhood cancelled nationwide protests over the film and called instead for something contained to Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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Indian Cartoonist Charged With Sedition

There is a growing controversy in India after a satirical cartoonist was arrested for sedition. The man has since been offered bail, but his original detention raises questions about freedom of speech in India.
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Anti-U.S. Protests Expand As American Victims Return

Audie Cornish has a round-up of the protests that broke out across the Middle East Friday, apparently in response to the U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammed. She also covers the ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base Friday marking the return of the remains of the four Americans killed in Benghazi earlier in the week.
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Romney Struggles To Find Foreign Policy Footing

Once again, Republican Mitt Romney has come under criticism for statements regarding world affairs. But the nominee and his supporters continue to insist that if elected, Romney would offer firmer leadership abroad than President Obama. Here's what we do know about Romney's worldview.
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Chinese Patrol Boats Stand Down In Islands Row With Japan

Chinese patrol boats turned back from the disputed Senkaku islands, which Japan nationalized earlier this week despite Beijing's long-running claim of sovereignty.
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What Anti-Islam Film Says About Free Speech And The 'Heckler's Veto'

Google took down the YouTube video blamed for inciting Middle East violence — but only in Libya and Egypt. These days, it's often companies, not governments, making these decisions on behalf of millions of people.

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