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India's Parliament Blamed For Slow Economic Growth

India's gridlocked political system is being blamed for a slow down in the country's previously rapid economic growth. The reform process that started the boom has come to a grinding halt in parliament — and many business leaders say the political uncertainty is discouraging further investment.
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A 'Macabre' Process: Nominating Terrorists To Nation's 'Kill List'

The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.
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China, Philippines Face Off Over Remote Islands

It began as a dispute over a fishing boat. But the confrontation in the South China Sea points to growing Chinese assertiveness in the region, and some see it as a test of U.S. resolve, as well.
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Egyptian Election Marred By Violence

Election results set the stage for a runoff vote between the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister under former President Mubarak. International monitors called the election one of Egypt's most transparent, but violent protests broke out after the final tally.
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Few Good Options Remain To End Syrian Attacks

The U.S. joined Britain, Germany, and other Western countries in expelling senior diplomats from Syria in response to the weekend assault that killed more than 100 civilians. Syria's government denies any responsibility for the attacks, the latest in a year-long struggle for control of the country.
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Journalist Interviews, Films 'Al Qaeda In Yemen'

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad traveled deep into al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) territory to find out what the organization has to say for itself for his documentary, Al Qaeda In Yemen. He shares AQAP's response to U.S. and Yemeni military attacks and how the group controls the city of Jaar.
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Wrigley The Goat Aims At Cubs' Curse; Xiao Sa The Dog Races Across China

In America, Cubs fans are hoping a goat will reverse the team's long-standing bad luck. In China, fans are cheering a little dog that ran along as cyclists rode 1,100 miles and over 12 mountains.

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