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Will The New AK-47 Be As Popular As The Original?

Russia is planning a Kalashnikov assault rifle redesign that would target the military market. But after 60 years of heavy use by armies, rebels and gangsters, the market may be saturated.
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Syrian Army Drives Rebels From Embattled City

In the central city of Homs, the Baba Amr neighborhood has been the center of opposition to President Bashar Assad's regime. But after nearly a month of heavy fighting, government troops forced the rebels to retreat.
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An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe

Members of the Inuit community of Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province once used wood-and-canvas canoes to navigate the region's rivers. Joe Goudie is the last person making such canoes in this corner of Canada, and, under doctor's orders, he's finally putting down his tools.
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Charged American NGO Workers Leave Egypt

Seven American NGO workers on trial in Egypt have left the country today after bail in excess of $300,000 was paid for each of them.
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Damaged Ocean Cable Cripples Internet In East Africa

In East Africa, the Internet has slowed to a crawl thanks to a disruption of the telecommunications pipeline serving the region. Over the weekend, a ship dragging an anchor severed one of the three undersea data cables linking countries that include Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia to the Middle East and Europe. It may take about three weeks to fix. Audie Cornish talks to Solomon Moore, East Africa correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
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Greek Bondholders Won't Be Paid, For Now

An international trade association ruled Thursday that the restructuring of Greece's government debt is not yet a "credit event." It means, for now, that Greek bondholders who took out billions of dollars of insurance contracts against Greece defaulting on its debt won't be paid. Robert Siegel talks with Scheherazade Rehman, Director of the European Union Research Center at The George Washington University.

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