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Ex-Pakistani Strongman Musharraf Flees Courtroom

Pervez Musharraf, who was on trial on treason charges related to his 2007 order to arrest dozens of judges, is holed up at his residence on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad.
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In 'Which Way,' A War Photographer In His Element

Writer-director Sebastian Junger remembers his friend and colleague Tim Hetherington, killed in April 2011 by mortar fire in the Libyan city of Misrata.
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On Independence Day, A Subdued Syrian Capital

Damascus would normally host a parade on independence day. But the streets are largely empty, aside from jittery government security forces manning checkpoints.
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Guantanamo Bay, One Piece Of Torturous Puzzle?

Several Guantanamo Bay detainees are on a months-long hunger strike. But the U.S. may have bigger problems when it comes to detainee treatment. A bipartisan study says it's undeniable that the U.S. tortured people after 9/11. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, and one of the co-chairs of the study.
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For Thatcher, 'A Great Calm' After A Life Of Controversy

The former British prime minister was remembered Wednesday at a funeral in London. Queen Elizabeth II was among those in attendance. Thatcher died last week. She was 87.
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IAEA Team Probes Fukushima's Radioactive Water

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency is in Japan visiting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The visit comes a week after reports emerged that large amounts of radioactive water had leaked from reservoirs where it was being stored.
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India Refuses Permission For Country's First Playboy Club

The Goa state government says it cannot grant permission for the new club, which was to be the first of eight to be built over the next three years in India.
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Italy's Financial Crisis Means More (Bread) Dough At Home

A third of Italians are now making pizza at home, and 19 percent are baking their own bread, an association of Italian farmers reports. Bakeries are adapting by by offering prepared food, and more importantly, sandwiches.

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