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English Soccer's John Terry Found Not Guilty Of Racial Abuse

He had been accused of hurling racial insults at an opponent. The case has been front-page news in Britain. But a magistrate said today that there was doubt about whether Terry's words were meant as an insult.
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Destruction Of Timbuktu's Treasures Continues; Humanitarian Crisis Looms

Islamist extremists have been knocking down centuries-old tombs and other sites sacred to Sufis. Little can be done to stop them. There's no effective government in Mali. The democratically elected president was toppled in a coup earlier this year.
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200 Feared Dead In Syria's Bloodiest Day So Far

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who has been trying to broker a ceasefire in Syria, says he is "shocked and appalled" by the reports. Activists say the town of Tremseh has been attacked by government tanks and helicopter gunships.
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Lebanese Tire Of Protesters Using Tires

People in Beirut are sick of political protests. Demonstrators have been blocking highways with burning tires. On Thursday, they held a protest using tires against protests using tires. Instead of burning the tires in the street, they painted the tires many colors.
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Al-Qaida-Linked Group Infiltrates Timbuktu

The ancient desert town of Timbuktu is under assault in the west African nation of Mali. Islamist forces have taken over much of northern Mali where Timbuktu is located. One group, allied with al-Qaida, has begun systematically destroying Shrines that celebrate ancient Muslim saints. Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher Corinne Dufka talks to Renee Montagne about the destruction.
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China's Economy Slows To 3-Year Low

The new figures released by the Chinese government matter to the U.S. because of the way the world economy is so interconnected. Americans import a lot from China, but have also been working to boost exports to other nations, including China.

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