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Backed By French Might, Malian Troops Retake Diabaly

Support is growing for the French-led operation in Mali to drive back Islamist militants intent on seizing the capital. French air strikes and ground troops have helped government forces retake the strategic town of Diabaly in central Mali.
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Report Blasts India's Treatment Of Women

A panel reviewing sexual offenses in India has submitted its report to the government almost a month after the rape and murder of a female student in New Delhi. The report says India systemically discriminates against women, and does little to respond to violence against them.
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Clinton Cautions North Africa Is A Region To Watch

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave emotional and at times angry testimony about the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans last September. She says the U.S. needs a strategy to deal with what she calls a spreading jihadist threat in a new political landscape.
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Algeria Attack A 'Wake-Up Call' For Energy Companies

Investors didn't panic after last week's attack, and oil and gas prices held steady. But if the attack on the gas complex signals the beginning of a new phase of terrorism in North Africa, energy companies and governments will need to make new assessments of the risks and benefits of investments.
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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test Targeting U.S.

The threat follows the U.N. Security Council's condemnation Tuesday of North Korea's rocket launch in December. A U.S. official in Seoul said any such step by Pyongyang would be a "mistake."
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Scientists Put An End To Moratorium On Bird Flu Research

After researchers created versions of the bird flu virus that could spread more easily, critics began to worry that the work could spawn a pandemic if a virus escaped from the lab. After halting their work for more than a year, scientists now say the benefits outweigh the risks, and they are set to restart their experiments.

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