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Jennifer Lopez Sorry For Appearance In Turkmenistan

She says she's sorry for singing "Happy Birthday" to the president of Turkmenistan. The country is known for being repressive. Human rights groups say government critics can be tortured or thrown in jail.
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U.S. Investors, Businesses Hesitant To Set Up In Africa

President Obama's trip to Africa comes at a time of increasing African economic growth and declining U.S. influence on the continent. To be successful, he will need to overcome a general perception that the United States has withdrawn from Africa. At the same time, he must convince an American public and private sector that getting more invested in Africa will be good for American jobs and the economy.
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Kerry Believes Mideast Peace Talks 'Could Be Within Reach'

The term shuttle diplomacy may be over-used, especially in the pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But that is exactly what Secretary of State John Kerry did on his latest visit to the Mideast. Kerry spent long, separate sessions with Palestinian and Israeli officials.
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Afghanistan's Next Generation Wants Taliban Held Accountable

NATO troops pull out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, leaving some Afghans concerned about security. The withdrawal of foreign troops also opens up multiple chances for a successful democracy. A new generation is emerging in Afghanistan that is more educated, more connected with the world and more hopeful about the future than previous generations. Renee Montagne talks to with Shaharzad Akbar, chairperson for Afghanistan 1400; and Haseeb Humayoon, founding partner and director of QARA Consulting.
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50 Years Later, Obama Follows Up Kennedy's Cape Town Speech

On Sunday night in Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama gave the keystone speech of his trip across the continent. The event was held at the University of Cape Town. Almost half a century ago, Robert F. Kennedy spoke to the people of Africa from the exact location.
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Egyptian Protesters Vow To Keep Going Until Morsi Resigns

Egyptians turned out in record numbers on Sunday to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The protests marked Morsi's first year in office and appeared to be the largest demonstrations since an uprising forced Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011.
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Tales Of Three Protests — In Pictures

Sometimes pictures do a better job of conveying what's going on in the world. Here are three images — two from Sunday and one from Saturday — that describe the nature of protests in Egypt, Brazil and Turkey.
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Egyptian Protesters Demand Morsi's Ouster

Cairo's streets are flooded with hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters, demanding the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi. The president's Islamist supporters are also out in force.
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Obama Lays Out Africa Plan

President Obama gave a speech Sunday at the University of Cape Town where he laid out plans for a new partnership with Africa promoting economic opportunity, health care and electricity access.
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LOOKING BACK: RFK's 'Ripple Of Hope' Speech In South Africa

Speaking in Cape Town on Sunday, President Obama recalled what some say was Robert Kennedy's greatest speech — the senator's 1966 address at a South African university. Read that famous address and see video highlights.

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