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India's Supreme Court To Hear Venue Appeal In Notorious Rape And Murder Case

One of the men accused in the case that has provoked outrage across India has asked that the trial be moved out of New Delhi. The December rape and killing of a young woman put a harsh spotlight on the issue of violence against women in India.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Conservatives lose ground in Israeli elections. The U.S. provides support to France in Mali. And Britain's prime minister promises an EU membership vote. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Under A Cloud Of Austerity, Real Smoke Clouds Greece As Well

This winter, especially when night falls and the cold worsens, a visible cloud of woodsmoke has hovered over Athens and other Greek cities. That's because many Greeks are now burning wood — in wood-burning stoves or fireplaces — to stay warm instead of paying for increasingly expensive heating oil.
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In Myanmar, A Hunt For Fabled Cache Of Buried WWII Spitfires

A team of researchers hopes to verify a fantastic tale that British troops leaving Burma in 1945 buried dozens of Spitfire fighter planes around the country. For 16 years, an English farmer has hunted the aircraft. Now, he believes he is close to unearthing them — and, he hopes, restoring them to flying condition.
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Reports: Death Toll In Algeria At 80

Islamist militants attacked a gas plant last Wednesday and took hostages. Algerian forces were able to regain control of the facility on Saturday. They've found bodies inside since then. It isn't clear how many of the dead were hostages and how many were their captors.
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During 2nd Term, Obama To Pivot To Asia

Both India and the U.S. seem disappointed with each other after the high expectations raised by President Obama's election in 2007. India is concerned about the uncertainty in U.S. policy toward China and Afghanistan.
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Nightmare Details Emerge After Siege Ends In Algeria

After the four-day hostage crisis in Algeria, the death toll has risen to at least 81. Algerian forces that were searching the natural gas plant in the Sahara that was taken over by Islamist militants found at least 25 more bodies on Sunday.

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