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Is There A Moral Duty To Intervene In Syria?

It's been a year since the uprising began, and as the death toll rises, some American lawmakers are calling for U.S. military intervention. Host Michel Martin explores the issue with Shaun Casey, who teaches "Just War" theory, and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera International.

'Star Rabbit' Dies When Photographer Takes Wrong Step

Three-week-old Til, a cute little bunny with no ears, was being introduced to the news media at a German zoo when things went bad.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a shooting rampage Sunday was taken to a American detention facility in Kuwait while the investigation continues; Syria marked the one-year anniversary of its popular uprising, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people; and cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza militants reached the highest level in more than a year. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, James Kitfield of National Journal and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Panetta, Karzai Meet After Villagers Are Massacred

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan on a long-planned trip that has turned into something of a fence-mending mission. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. That attack is the latest in a series of negative events involving U.S. forces.

On Afghan Trip, Panetta Meets With Karzai

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar on Sunday. The incident has raised questions about the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Spain Granted Time To Comply With EU Budget Rules

After the latest Greece bailout, Europe's attention has turned to Spain, which has been breaking European Union spending rules for years. But the Spanish government has now caved to pressure to lower its deficit.

China Sacks Outspoken Politician As Rumors Swirl

Recent scandals have apparently cost Bo Xilai his job as Communist Party chief in the southwestern city of Chongqing. Bo had once seemed headed straight for China's top leadership body, but corruption allegations and an imbroglio involving his former right-hand man helped drive him from power.