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A Nation Stands Together For A Fallen Soccer Player

Last weekend, English soccer fans were looking forward to a sporting feast. They ended up taking part in a nationwide communal vigil, focused on an African-born player's fight for life.
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Turkey Resists Calls To Arm Syrian Rebels

As the civilian death toll rises in Syria, there are increased calls to provide arms to the Syrian opposition. Turkey is well-placed to take the lead. But Ankara is thus far reluctant to send arms across the border or use its military to create humanitarian safe zones inside Syria.
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Afghanistan Commander Says U.S. Mission 'On Track'

The top military commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, testified on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. It's his first public appearance before Congress since the killings of 16 Afghan civilians, apparently by a U.S. soldier. That incident and others, have caused new tensions between the U.S. and Afghanistan's government, and prompted some to reappraise America's strategy for the war. Nevertheless, Allen insisted that the strategy remains on course.
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Violence In France Highlights Deeper Political Issues

A school shooting in France has highlighted issues of immigration and racism in the current presidential election campaign, though there's no suggestion as of yet that the shooting and the political rhetoric are connected.
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Funeral Held For Pope Of Egypt's Coptic Church

The funeral of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church took place on Tuesday and tens of thousands of mourners turned out to honor him. Coptic Christian have fears about their vulnerability without the pope, who maintained good relations with the regime and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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