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Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.
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Ukraine Will Turn Yanukovych Case Over To The Hague

The whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych remain unknown, but the opposition-led Parliament says any war crimes prosecution would come in the International Criminal Court.
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At Least 15 Killed, Dozens Injured As Venezuelan Protests Swell

Students and members of the middle class have taken to the streets in Venezuela, protesting a worsening economy and food shortages. AP bureau chief Joshua Goodman reports on the unrest from Caracas.
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Restless In Ukraine: Interim Government Is Only First Step

The interim Ukrainian president has delayed naming a new government. News of the delay comes as an economic crisis looms, tensions simmer with Russia and talk spreads of separatism in eastern Ukraine.
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From Kiev To Crimea, Epicenter Of Unrest Might Move East

As opposition leaders settle into authority in Kiev, separatist rhetoric is beginning to spread in eastern Ukraine. Paul Sonne of The Wall Street Journal discusses Russian-leaning sentiment in Crimea.
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Oslo May Be Mad For Winter Games — But Not So Much For Hosting Them

Norway's in love with winter sports, so you might think Oslo is thrilled to be among the contenders to host the 2022 Olympics. But as Sidsel Overgaard reports, not everyone's enthusiastic about it.
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The Colombian Politician With An Incredible Back Story

Clara Rojas spent six years as a captive of Colombian guerrillas. During that time, she nearly died during childbirth and her son was then taken away by the rebels. Now she's running for Congress.
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Obama: U.S. May Leave Afghanistan, But Door's Open To Staying

While the president told Afghan leader Hamid Karzai that the Pentagon will draw up plans to withdraw U.S. forces this year, he also said there's still time to finalize a deal that keeps troops there.
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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.
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Brit Released From Guantanamo In '05 Is Arrested In U.K.

Moazzam Begg was held by the U.S. for three years before being released from Guantanamo in 2005. He was never charged with anything. Now, British authorities are questioning him about trips to Syria.

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