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After Troops Leave, What Happens To Afghanistan?

New Yorker reporter Dexter Filkins just returned from his latest reporting trip to Afghanistan. "The United States is leaving: mission not accomplished," he writes.

As Annan Seeks Help From Iran, Activists Say Syrian Death Toll Exceeds 17,000

The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates around 12,000 of those killed have been civilians.

With 15-Minute Session, Egypt's Parliament Defies High Court

Despite a court order disbanding the lower house, members met to approve a measure appealing that decision. There's a power struggle underway between newly elected leaders and Egypt's military generals.

Batman is No Match For Physics

Batman may be able to save Gotham from villians but the rules of physics apply to him. Four British graduate students produced a paper called "Trajectory of a falling Batman." It says Batman could glide off a 500-foot building as he does in the 2005 movie but he'd hit the ground at a life-threatening 50 miles-per-hour.

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.

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.