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U.S. Drawdown Leaves Afghans With Mixed Feelings

As American troops prepare to leave, Afghans have a wide range of opinions on what it means. Some say the Americans can't leave quickly enough. Others say they fear the country will become more chaotic once U.S. and NATO forces depart.
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Pakistan's Lone Brewery Sets Sights On India

Alcohol is almost entirely banned in Pakistan, a country that's overwhelmingly Muslim. But there is one brewery, which has a 150-year history and has been in the same family for generations.
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After Death Of Nuke Protester In Japan, A New Stigma

In Japan, people have been taking to the streets to protest nuclear power in a way not seen there since the Vietnam War. After a protester died in the street during those protests, the media establishment announced they would no longer cover such demonstrations and protests have been stigmatized ever since. Lucy Craft has the story.
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Lawyers Demand Release Of South African Miners Charged In Colleagues' Deaths

Some 270 striking miners were charged with murder in the deaths of 34 others killed by police two weeks ago. Defense lawyers are threatening legal action if the miners are not released.
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In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists

Bikers are everywhere in Copenhagen. And now the city is building new, high-speed routes into the city that will make it easier to commute, even from the distant suburbs.
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For Sale: Greek Government Assets — Slightly Used

Greece is trying to raise cash by reviving an ambitious program to privatize state assets. Lenders hope the sell-off will cut Greece's enormous debt, but critics worry a fire sale will sell the country short.

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