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Disputed Letter Could Set Back Israel-Egypt Relations

A letter to Israel from Egypt's newly-elected President is fake, according to Egyptian officials. The dispute over the authenticity of the letter underscores the difficult relationship between Egypt's new Islamist leadership and neighboring Israel.
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Russia Charges Leading Dissident With Embezzlement

Anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny is accused of stealing from a state-owned company in a case that critics say is part of a growing crackdown on dissent. The charges may serve only to heighten the popularity of the 36-year-old lawyer and blogger.
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India's Blackout: In The Dark About Being In The Dark

Reporter Elliot Hannon was on the streets of New Delhi when the power went out this week. In a country where disruptions are a way of life, Indians rolled their eyes, but didn't rant and rave when the power went out.
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Power Back On, But India's Outlook A Bit More Dim

A power failure in India left more than half the country in the dark, and has raised concerns about the country's outdated infrastructure. Anand Giridharadas is a columnist for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, and author of the book India Calling. He speaks with Michel Martin about how India is managing its energy needs as it seeks to become a technological and economic power.
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Cyclist Bradley Wiggins Wins Seventh Olympic Medal, A British Record

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has won the gold medal in the men's individual time trial event, beating Germany's Tony Martin by 42 seconds, at 50 minutes and 39 seconds over the course of 49 kilometers. Wiggins is now the most-decorated Olympian in British history.
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Heir To Billions Pleads Guilty To Keeping Dead Wife's Body At Home

Eva Rausing's body may have been lying beneath bags and linens for two months, a court heard today. Her husband told police he isn't clear about what happened to her. A cause of death has yet to be determined.
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Indignant In India: Blackouts Have Millions 'Fuming'

"Powerless," "clueless," "dismaying." Those are just some of the words being used as Indians rant about the massive outages that have hit the nation this week.

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