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'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand

Myanmar's opposition leader dazzled in her first trip abroad in more than two decades, but her attention to Burmese refugees showed her political situation at home remains precarious.
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'Theater' On The Thames Marks Queen's 60 Years

The queen of England this year marks 60 years on the throne, and Buckingham Palace is coordinating a week of events, including a concert at the palace and a 1,000-boat flotilla along the River Thames. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.
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Defense Secretary Panetta Visits Vietnam

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is on a week-long trip to Asia, with stops in Singapore, Vietnam and India. As NPR's Larry Abramson tells host Rachel Martin, Panetta's trip highlights the Pentagon's new strategic focus on China and the Pacific.
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'Napalm Girl': An Iconic Image Of War Turns 40

The image of a girl running from her burning village 40 years ago showed the horrors of the Vietnam War to the world. Now, the little girl is grown up, and she's become a lifelong friend of the AP photographer who took the photo.
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Many See Politics, Not Justice, In Mubarak Verdict

Crowds erupted with joy and anger Saturday after Egypt's former president was sentenced to life in prison for his role in protesters' deaths. Many Egyptians hoped Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister would face harsher sentences.
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Should The West Intervene In Syria?

With violence escalating and journalists barred from the country, it's becoming harder to know how far and fast Syria is slipping into chaos. Host Guy Raz speaks with Paul Wood, world affairs correspondent for the BBC and one of few western journalists to have visited in the country in recent weeks. Then Raz speaks with Marwa Daoudy, visiting professor at Princeton from Oxford University, and Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, about the stakes of Western intervention to halt the violence.
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Just Deserts Follow Attempted Pasty Tax

This week, the British government reversed course on a plan to place a 20 percent tax on hot foods like pasties, a humble food more associated with the layman than a posh parliamentarian. Sometimes those politicians must eat their words.
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Britain's Ad Authority Releases Most-Hated List

This week Britain's Advertising Standards Authority turned 50. To celebrate, it released a list of the 50 most-complained-about commercials in U.K. history. The one that generated the most viewer complaints was not about sex, violence or politics: It was a KFC ad in which the actors spoke with their mouths full.

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