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Spate Of Sex Crimes Affects South African Lesbians

Some lesbians in South Africa are becoming victims of so-called "corrective rape." Men are raping women with the alleged intent to "cure" them of their sexual orientation. Host Michel Martin speaks to Johannesburg-based journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Advisory: This segment may not be comfortable for some listeners.
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U.S. Criticism Of Pakistan No Longer Hush-Hush

Officials used to use diplomatic language when talking about differences with Pakistan, but now they're not bothering to disguise their frustrations. Several recent events have shown just how blunt the Americans have become.
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Russia Says It's The U.S. That's Sending Weapons To Syria

One day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Russia is sending attack helicopters to the Assad regime, Russia's foreign minister said the U.S. is supplying weapons to the opposition. That's something the U.S. has denied.
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Dozens Killed, Hundreds Wounded By Wave Of Attacks In Iraq

Terrorists linked to or supporting al-Qaida are suspected in the coordinated attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims at locations across the country.
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Coroner Finds Dingo Killed Baby In 1980

A decades-long mystery over the death of a baby in Australia has ended, after a coroner found a dingo was responsible for killing the infant in the Australian Outback.
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In Syria's Sectarian Battle, Who Are The Alawites?

Renee Montagne talks with Professor Joshua Landis about the Alawite sect in Syria. The minority group is the power base for President Bashar Assad's government. Landis is director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

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