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Pope Meets Fidel Castro, Wraps Up Visit To Cuba

In the last public event of his three-day visit to the island, Pope Benedict XVI called on Cuba, and the world, to change and choose a path of "love, reconciliation and brotherhood." Benedict met with Fidel Castro before departing the island — but did not meet with dissidents.
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At Arab League Summit, High Stakes For Host Nation

This week's summit is the first in Iraq in more than twenty years, and the first since the Arab Spring uprisings began. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks about what the summit means for the host nation, and discusses recent developments in the Arab world with Adeed Dawisha of Miami University and Ned Parker, with the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Tibetan Exile Dies From Burns Suffered In Self-Immolation

A small but growing number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China's rule over their homeland. The latest happened in New Delhi, where China's president is visiting.
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Pope To Officiate Open-Air Mass In Cuban Capital

Pope Benedict is in Cuba's capital Havana for Wednesday's morning's open-air mass that is expected to attract huge crowds. On Tuesday, the pope made a pilgrimage to the country's most revered place: the Basilica of the Virgin of Charity.
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The Good And The Bad Of Kenya's First Oil Strike

For the first time, oil has been discovered in the East African nation of Kenya. The country's energy minister quickly held a news conference. Holding up a bottle of crude, he pledged to make sure oil is a blessing for the people and not a curse. Will Ross of the BBC talks to David Greene about how oil can be a plague on unprepared nations.
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Arab League Holds Summit In Baghdad

Arab leaders were gathering in Baghdad for the first Arab summit in the Iraqi capital in decades. The government has spent $500 million preparing for the meeting — including a huge security operation in a city still the scene of bombings and other attacks.
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Auction House To Sell Titanic Collection

Next month marks the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. A collection of more than 5,500 objects amassed during seven expeditions to the site is up for sale. Items range from binoculars and tea cups to a giant slab of the ship's hull. The collection has been appraised at $189 million. David Greene talks to Arlen Ettinger, president of Guernsey's, the auction house managing the sale.

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