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Exiled Russian Oligarch's Death Launches British Probe

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky died over the weekend in London. The oligarch made a fortune when the Soviet Union broke up but after disagreements with Russia's president, he sought and received asylum in Britain in 2003. In Britain, there's intense speculation over whether the Kremlin wanted him dead.
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Cyprus Secures Outline Of Bailout With European Officials

The cash-strapped island nation of Cyprus has secured a rescue package following negotiations that stretched into the early morning hours of Monday, in order to save the country's banking system from collapse.
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U.K. Police Investigate Death Of Exiled Russian Oligarch

Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who made headlines in 2000 after falling out with President Vladimir Putin and moving to the U.K., was found dead at his home in England. He was 67. Police are treating his death as unexplained.
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Syrian Opposition Leader Resigns In Frustration

Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib posted his resignation to Facebook, criticizing the international community for not doing enough to stem the two-year-long crisis. His Syrian National Council is the main opposition against Bashar Assad's regime
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Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

John Kerry is urging Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to crack down on flights from Iran to Syria, which pass through Iraqi airspace. U.S. officials say Iran is shipping weapons to Bashar Assad's regime.
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New Bells Chime With Modern Pitch At Notre Dame Cathedral

For its 850th anniversary, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is getting new bells. Nearly all of its bells date from an 1856 renovation. Experts say the 19th century bells toll off key. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports the new bells will join one original bell, known as Emmanuel, which remains in the south tower.

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