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Syrian Children Are Being Killed, Tortured And Used As Shields, U.N. Says

"The world is keeping a detailed account of the violence committed against civilians in Syria," says the U.N.'s secretary-general for children and armed conflict. The report points at the Assad regime and its supporters as being responsible.
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Hijacking Reveals Strains In China-North Korea Ties

North Korea's recent hijacking of three Chinese fishing boats has shaken ties between China and its old ally, six months after the death of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Now, some Chinese want their government to take a tough stance with North Korea.
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After Libya's War, Acts Of Vengeance

The rebels of Misrata earned a reputation as some of the toughest fighters in the battle to oust Moammar Gadhafi last year. What the rebels did after Gadhafi's was gone is not nearly so well known.
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As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use

Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But critics say the United States needs to be careful because its rationale for the use of the high-tech weapons could be abused by others.
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Lebanese Fear Spillover Violence From Syria

Kidnappings and killings related to the upheaval in neighboring Syria are on the rise in Lebanon. Similar attacks in Turkey sparked a major objection. But Lebanon's complicated history with Syria — and Lebanon's divided population — means it's not as easy for Beirut to take action.

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