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British Border Officials Gain New Powers

Renee Montagne reports on tougher interview rules for certain foreign migrants applying for visas to study in the UK.
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Vote Counting Continues In Libya's Historic Election

Votes are still being tabulated for seats on Libya's national assembly. Exit polls indicate the National Forces Alliance, a collection of groups, is leading over Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood. Renee Montagne talks to Dirk Vandewalle, an associate professor of government at Dartmouth College, who is in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
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Mubarak's Dream Remains Just That In Egypt's Desert

Fifteen years ago, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak embarked on a grand project to cultivate farmland in the desert and create new towns. But massive projects like Toshka in southern Egypt have languished due to mismanagement, corruption and Mubarak's ouster.
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Walls Of Palestinian Homes Come Tumbling Down

Israel's razing of homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem left 1,100 Palestinians homeless last year. Israelis say the homes were built without the proper permits. Palestinians say their applications are almost always rejected because Israel wants them to leave these areas.
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China's Post-Olympic Woe: How To Fill An Empty Nest

Every four years, organizers of the Olympic Games promise that expensive facilities will be put to good use after the crowds depart. But saddled with high maintenance costs, Beijing's Olympic venues such as the Bird's Nest stadium are struggling to find an afterlife.

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