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U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific

With its step-by-step return to Asia, the U.S. is looking for ways to send a message to China without picking a fight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting the region, emphasizing that the U.S. is back but with a much lighter touch. In Vietnam, he's hoping to build stronger defense ties.
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Assad Denies Role in Houla Massacre

Syrian President Bashar Assad gave a televised speech to parliament Sunday in which he denied his government had any involvement in last week's massacre in the town of Houla. More than 100 people, including children, were killed in the town.
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Thousands Mark Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee

Thousands of revelers flocked to London for the highlight of four days of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, celebrating her 60th year on the throne. A flotilla of 1,000 boats hadn't been seen in London since 1662.
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Queen Sails Through Diamond Jubilee

Hundreds of thousands crowded the banks of the Thames Sunday to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II leading a flotilla of a thousand boats to mark her 60-year reign.
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'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand

Myanmar's opposition leader dazzled in her first trip abroad in more than two decades, but her attention to Burmese refugees showed her political situation at home remains precarious.
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'Theater' On The Thames Marks Queen's 60 Years

The queen of England this year marks 60 years on the throne, and Buckingham Palace is coordinating a week of events, including a concert at the palace and a 1,000-boat flotilla along the River Thames. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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