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Violence Causes Doctors Without Borders To Exit Somalia

After suffering dozens of attacks against staff members, including kidnappings and murders, the nonprofit is closing all operations in Somalia. In many parts of the country, the aid group was the only source of health care.
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French Maker Of Military Rafts Gets An American Identity

Zodiac produces most of the inflatable rafts used by the U.S. military. But a California company challenged that contract, saying it violates a requirement that the Defense Department use products made with American material and by U.S. workers. In response, Zodiac set up a factory in Maryland.
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Update On Egypt's State Of Emergency

Scores have been killed in Egypt’s crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. A panel joins Diane for an update on the state of emergency and international reactions to it.

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On Mount Everest, Sherpa Guides Bear The Brunt Of The Danger

Sherpa guides are 10 times more likely to die than commercial fishermen, the most dangerous, nonmilitary occupation in the U.S. But they're offered little financial protection by companies who charge Western climbers thousands of dollars for a trip up the mountain.
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Blast Aboard Submarine A Blow To Indian Military

Indian officials ruled out terrorism as a possible cause. The explosion was reminiscent of the blast aboard the Kursk in 2000 that killed 118 Russian sailors.
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Is Europe's Recession Really Over? It's Too Soon To Say

A hopeful-sounding GDP report led to headlines declaring that Europe's economy is over. But much more evidence is needed before that conclusion can be reached, say the experts who study economies' ups and downs.
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Egypt In Turmoil

In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.

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Is The Middle East Conflict Getting Even Tougher To Solve?

The Israelis and the Palestinians have been holding on-and-off peace talks for the past 20 years. Yet none of the core issues have been resolved, and some appear even more intractable today than when the negotiators first sat down to the table.
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'Bloodbath' In Cairo As Troops Move On Morsi Supporters

There are report of more than 140 deaths. Security forces are clearing sites where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been camped. Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has resigned in protest over what he says was unnecessary bloodshed.
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Months-Long Political Crisis In Egypt Erupts Into Violence

Security forces in Cairo have begun to forcibly disband two massive protest camps there. Supporters of ousted Islamist President Morsi have been conducting a sit-in for weeks amid threats of a government crackdown. For details, Renee Montagne talks to Michael Wahid Hanna, an analyst with The Century Foundation.

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