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Toronto Mayor Dodges Accusations Of Crack Cocaine Use

Melissa Block talks to Jeff Semple of the CBC about the video that appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.
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Print Media Thrives In Myanmar Where Internet Is Limited

Although print media is often seen as past its prime in the U.S. and Europe, in many Asian countries such as China and India newspapers are thriving and expanding. One example is Myanmar, also known as Burma, where only 1 percent of the people have access to the Internet, and private daily newspapers are rushing into print after decades of being banned.
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Elected Leadership Struggles To Rule In Libya

In Libya, guns are still everywhere and the elected leadership is struggling to rule as militias use guns and intimidation when they don't get their way. Most recently they surrounded two ministries and state television to force through a political isolation law that bars former members of Moammar Gaddafi's regime from government posts.
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Palestinian Women Use 'Sperm Smuggling' As Act Of Resistance

In prisons around the world, conjugal visits are rarely allowed. Palestinian women say they're getting around that by sneaking their husbands' sperm past Israeli prison guards. Participants say it's an act of resistance.
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Personal Stories from China

For nearly a decade, starting in the late 1980s, journalist Xinran's radio broadcast in her native China served as an outlet for those who had been voiceless, especially women. She has since shared those stories with the world in a number...

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