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Friday News Roundup - International

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. monitors were shot at when trying to get to the scene of the latest Syrian massacre. An American drone strike in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's number two in command. Eurozone countries contemplated a rescue of Spain's troubled banks. Matt Frei of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Greek Unemployment Hits Record High, Is Nearly Double Eurozone Average

The official unemployment rate now stands at 21.9 percent. It's yet another sign of how troubled times are in Greece.
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Japanese Dock Reaches Oregon; Tsunami Debris Arriving Sooner Than Expected

A dock washed away by the March 2011 natural disaster landed on an Oregon beach this week. It is 66 feet long, 19 feet wide and 7 feet tall.
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U.S. Is Running Out Of Patience With Pakistan, Panetta Says

The defense secretary expresses frustration with terrorists' ability to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan because they have safe havens in Pakistan.
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Bicyclist Rides Super Tall Bike Around Cuba

Perched on his homemade bike, Felix Guirola rides around Havana. The bike is so tall; he can peer over buses and second-story windows. Hanging traffic lights do pose a problem.
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New Massacre Reported In Syria; Clinton Condemns 'Unconscionable' Acts

Activists report dozens, possibly hundreds, of deaths. They blame Syrian troops and militias loyal to President Bashar Assad. His regime denies the fresh allegations.
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Tunisians Say Economy Is Eclipsed By Other Issues

Following last year's revolution in Tunisia, moderate Islamists now head the government in Tunis. While many Tunisians say hard-line Islamists threaten the country's nascent democracy, others worry the economy is being ignored.
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Panetta Makes An Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Afghanistan to review the progress of the war and to discuss plans for withdrawing forces. Panetta's trip comes a day after a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan left more than 20 people dead and at least 50 wounded.

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