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European Bond-Buying Plan May Not End Debt Crisis

Robert Siegel speaks with economist Ken Rogoff of Harvard University about the European Central Bank's announcement that it will buy some government bonds from eurozone countries to help resolve the ongoing debt crisis.
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A Bombing In Syria Wipes Out A Family, But A Baby Survives

One-year-old Hassan was discovered in the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria, giving his rescuers a moment of hope on a sad day. His parents and other family members were killed by the helicopter strike.
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Kofi Annan: "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace" (Rebroadcast)

Kofi Annan was the first sub-Saharan African to serve as secretary-general of the United Nations. His thoughts on the U.N.'s successes, missed opportunities and ongoing challenges, and his work trying to broker peace in Syria.

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Haitian Boys Choir Visits D.C., Performs To Help Fix Their School

Washington is hosting the Les Petits Chanteurs, a renowned Haitian boys choir, as the children tour the world to raise money for their school, which was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. 

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Friday News Roundup - International

ECB President Mario Draghi unveiled details of a new bond-buying plan aimed at easing the eurozone's debt crisis. The new U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said searching for a solution in the country was like "standing in front of a brick wall." And Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a six-nation trip through the Asia-Pacific region where she faced harsh criticism from China's state media. James Kitfield of National Journal, Elise Labott of CNN and Tom Gjelten of NPR join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Guess Who's Chopping Down The Amazon Now?

Despite progress that's been made in Brazil, deforestation is increasing in the other 40 percent of the rainforest. The problem is particularly serious in Bolivia, where a swath of trees two-thirds the size of Delaware is cleared each year.

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