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Tokyo's Governor Stokes The Island Feud With China

Tokyo's flamboyant and ultraconservative governor, Shintaro Ishihara, said last spring that his city would buy some islands in the East China Sea. Today, China and Japan are caught in a war of words over who controls those islands. Some observers call Ishihara's move a power play that has sparked a crisis.
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Tensions With Iran, Center Stage At The U.N.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium before the U.N. General Assembly and laid out his vision for a new world order free of the "hegemony of arrogance." The U.S. delegation boycotted the speech, a day after President Obama addressed world leaders from the same stage.
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Babies Bring Good Luck, Big Bucks For One Norwegian Family

Forget four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit feet. The secret to the three-time-lottery-winning Oksnes family of Norway is simple: getting pregnant. In six years, three members of the family have won the national lottery — each coinciding with a birth.
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Young Man Who Helped Capture Gadhafi Dies After Reportedly Being Tortured

Omran Ben Shaaban was kidnapped, beaten, and shot, his family says, by supporters of the former Libyan leader.
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Badger Battle: British Animal Lovers Protest Cull

This month, the British government issued licenses allowing trained marksmen in southwest England to shoot badgers. Farmers — and many scientists — say the animals pose a health threat to cattle. But the decision has outraged British animal lovers.
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Weighing Candidates' Foreign Policies

Given the unrest in the Middle East and meetings at the U.N., there's been a lot of campaign talk about foreign policy. Guest host Celeste Headlee takes a look at how each candidate is addressing issues in the Middle East and Africa. She speaks with the Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya and Mvemba Phezo Dizolele of the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

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