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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.
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3 Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire. One victim was a doctor from Chicago. The other two were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.
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Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.
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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backward when a wall of snow careened toward him, and it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.
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U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

The U.S. is increasing both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.
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Obama: U.S. To Defend Japan In Territorial Disputes With China

President Obama is in Japan for the start of his four-nation Asia visit. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.
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U.N. Blames Rebel Forces For South Sudan Massacre

Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
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CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say

The White House has decided to provide more covert training and weapons, including anti-tank missiles, in a bid to counter President Bashar Assad's growing strength in the civil war.

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