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India Debates Re-Banning Homosexuality

India's Supreme Court is now weighing arguments by opponents and proponents of legal homosexuality. Same-sex relationships were decriminalized in 2009, but a number of political, social and religious groups are fighting to reinstate a colonial-era law that punished homosexual acts with prison time. Public health workers say legal recognition of India's gay community is critical in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
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Europe's Austerity Plans Face Growing Backlash

In Greece, the politicians can't agree on a new government. In Spain, the health of the banks is in doubt. Europe's austerity plans are generating increasing opposition, and the Continent's economic crisis appears to be growing more urgent.
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Manchester's 'Other' Soccer Team The Best In England

Manchester City's soccer team are now champions of England, having won the Premier League title on Sunday. It's a stunning and delightful development for die-hard fans. Manchester City, which is not to be confused with Manchester United, hasn't won a championship for 44 years. Melissa Block talks with Jim White, sports columnist with the Telegraph and native of Manchester.
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Palestinian Prisoners End Mass Hunger Strike

At least 1,200 Palestinians in Israeli jails have agreed to end a mass hunger strike in a deal mediated by Egypt. Israeli officials have promised to ease prison conditions in exchange for the end to the fast.

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