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Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China

When the Philadelphia Orchestra first visited China four decades ago, it was a prestigious, well-funded institution performing in a poor, underdeveloped nation. Now the orchestra is emerging from bankruptcy and hoping that an increasingly wealthy China can provide new streams of revenue.
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Think Our Cable Chat Shows Are Raucous? In Greece They Slap Each Other

When a member of a far-right party had heard enough from a leftist, all Helena broke loose. Water started flying and slaps were thrown. Now, there's a warrant out for his arrest. The fracas is all on video.
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U.N. Monitors Were Shot At Today In Syria, Secretary General Says

At the U.N. General Assembly, Ban Ki-Moon also condemned today's "shocking and sickening" reports about the killings of dozens.
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Friday News Roundup - International

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. monitors were shot at when trying to get to the scene of the latest Syrian massacre. An American drone strike in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's number two in command. Eurozone countries contemplated a rescue of Spain's troubled banks. Matt Frei of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Greek Unemployment Hits Record High, Is Nearly Double Eurozone Average

The official unemployment rate now stands at 21.9 percent. It's yet another sign of how troubled times are in Greece.
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Japanese Dock Reaches Oregon; Tsunami Debris Arriving Sooner Than Expected

A dock washed away by the March 2011 natural disaster landed on an Oregon beach this week. It is 66 feet long, 19 feet wide and 7 feet tall.
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U.S. Is Running Out Of Patience With Pakistan, Panetta Says

The defense secretary expresses frustration with terrorists' ability to attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan because they have safe havens in Pakistan.
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Bicyclist Rides Super Tall Bike Around Cuba

Perched on his homemade bike, Felix Guirola rides around Havana. The bike is so tall; he can peer over buses and second-story windows. Hanging traffic lights do pose a problem.

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