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Walls Of Palestinian Homes Come Tumbling Down

Israel's razing of homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem left 1,100 Palestinians homeless last year. Israelis say the homes were built without the proper permits. Palestinians say their applications are almost always rejected because Israel wants them to leave these areas.
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China's Post-Olympic Woe: How To Fill An Empty Nest

Every four years, organizers of the Olympic Games promise that expensive facilities will be put to good use after the crowds depart. But saddled with high maintenance costs, Beijing's Olympic venues such as the Bird's Nest stadium are struggling to find an afterlife.
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Judge: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Not As 'Cool' As iPad

Samsung won a patent battle against Apple in a British courtroom Monday. Judge Colin Birss ruled Samsung's Galaxy tablet just isn't cool enough to be mistaken for an Apple iPad.
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The Next Silicon Valley? Berlin Startups Catching Up With The Hype

California's Silicon Valley remains the powerhouse of the high-tech startup scene, but investors and entrepreneurs in Berlin, along with London and Paris, are trying to catch up.
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Editor's Note: 'A Taliban Execution Brings Back Painful Memories'

Earlier today, we published and distributed a story by Ahmad Shafi recounting his experience witnessing a public execution in Kabul in 1998. Since the story was published, it has come to our attention that portions of the piece were copied from a story by Jason Burke, published by the London Review of Books in March 2001. We have removed Shafi's story from our website.
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Proposed Changes To Military Service Roils Israel

The Israeli government may extend mandatory conscription to include the previously exempt ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arab citizens of Israel. But Arab Israelis, who say they are treated as second-class citizens, are furious about the proposed change, which many say is a loyalty test.
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Turmoil In African Nation Of Mali Continues

Melissa Block speaks with Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about the deteriorating situation in Mali. Islamic militants in recent days have destroyed sacred tombs in the ancient city of Timbuktu. A military coup there in March created a power vacuum, allowing the rebel and Islamist groups to take over the northern part of the country. West African leaders this past weekend urged Mali's interim government to request outside military assistance.
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Teen Years Pose New Risks For Kids Born With HIV

Botswana's successful efforts against AIDS mean more HIV-positive children than ever are living into adolescence. But that brings with it new challenges, as kids who've been on antiretroviral drugs their whole lives enter the tumult of the teenage years — and face the specter of drug-resistant mutations.

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