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BBC Embroiled In Controversy As Leaders Step Down

On Saturday, the BBC's Director General, George Entwistle, resigned. On Monday, Helen Boaden, director of BBC News, and her deputy Stephen Mitchell, took leaves of absence after what appear to be major breaches of journalistic ethics. The first occurred a few weeks ago when the organization spiked an investigative report about alleged child sex abuse by a former BBC star, Jimmy Savile. The second happened last week when the BBC falsely accused a former senior politician, still living, of child abuse.
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Syria's Civil Conflict Could Soon Involve Israel

Israel fired a missile into Syrian territory on the Golan Heights on Monday, responding to mortar shell that landed on Israeli-held territory The cross-border incident occurred as Syrian army troops battled rebels near the frontier.
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On Veterans Day, Stories Of Service

Two authors and former members of the U.S. military tell their stories. Benjamin Busch remembers his grandfather's silence about serving in World War II, while David Abrams reflects on the terrifying beginning of his deployment to Iraq.
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Afghans Brace For U.S. Departure In 2014

U.S. and NATO forces will still be around for about two more years. But some Afghans fear a return of the Taliban, a civil war or economic collapse will follow a pullout by Western forces. Afghanistan also has a presidential election in 2014 that could reshape the country.
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When A Child Comes Home From War

Since 2001, more than 1.9 million sons and daughters have been deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. For many young veterans, homecoming can be a time of mixed emotions and changing family dynamics after a life-changing experience at war.
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North Korea and the Global Economy

This week, a former Democratic Presidential candidate and a Google executive visited North Korea. The trip- described as a humanitarian mission- quickly generated controversy...

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BBC Engulfed In Second Crisis Within Weeks

George Entwistle resigned over the weekend as the director general of the BBC. He left following controversy over child sex-abuse reports. He had been on the job for just eight weeks. The BBC was already under fire over a decision to drop an investigation into widespread child abuse allegations about a popular TV host, who died last year.

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