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An Angry India Wants Justice For Rape Victim

As demonstrations continued through the weekend over the death of a young woman who was allegedly gang raped in New Delhi this month by six men in a moving bus, the police said the accused are expected to be formally charged this week with murder.
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Street Signs Intended To Give Pakistani City New Direction

In one of Pakistan's oldest cities, Lahore, street signs are rare, and people constantly ask for directions. Two young entrepreneurs are hoping to change that with a project to make street signs commonplace.
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The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Russian Crown Jewels

After the 1917 Russian Revolution, there was a debate over what to do with the spectacular jewels that had symbolized the power and wealth of the czars. Most have remained in the Kremlin, but some can't be traced.
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With Egypt's New Choices, The Burden Of Democracy

With former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ousted, there was space in 2012 for new political leaders to come forward. Host Jacki Lyden talks with NPR's Cairo correspondent, Leila Fadel, about the transformations that took place in Egypt in the past year.
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Anger Swells As Indians Mourn For Rape Victim

As thousands of candles glow at a somber scene in a central Delhi park on Saturday, there is quiet, sober reflection in India about the tragic end of a young woman who has come to symbolize violence against all women in India.
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Virtually Anyone Can See The Dead Sea Scrolls Now

This past week, Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority posted thousands of high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Now, anyone can get up-close and personal with the ancient biblical texts — rewrites and all.

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