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Greece's Latest Crisis: Rising HIV Cases

Despite having one of the lowest HIV rates in Europe, Greece's recent jump in the number of infections, particularly among injecting drug users, is alarming. Health workers blame cuts in health and social services, including the end of what had been a successful needle exchange program.

'Tremendous Honor': Dancing For The World At Olympics Opener

Friday's opening ceremony marks the official start of the London Olympics. It's a wide-ranging ode to British history and culture called "Isles of Wonder," featuring music, dancing, live farm animals and 10,000 volunteers.

In Syrian Conflict, Both Sides Vie To Control Message

Just like the Syrian government, the rebels in the town of Derat Azza are in the business of message control, depicting themselves in a sympathetic light. The rebels protect the remaining civilians. But if the rebels weren't there, would the government be targeting them in the first place?

Latest Target For Palestinians' Protest? Their Leader

A longtime proponent of a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is feeling the heat from Palestinians frustrated with the lack of progress in Mideast talks. Opponents also say the 77-year-old leader isn't addressing dire economic problems.

Thousands Flee Amid Ethnic Violence In India

Around 200,000 people have fled their homes in northeast India after nearly a week of inter-communal violence. At least 40 people are confirmed dead in the violence between local tribes and Muslim immigrants. Many of the bodies found by police have been hacked to death with machetes. Elliot Hannon talks to Robert Siegel.