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Prince George's First Official Photos Break With Tradition

The casual snapshots, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge's father, are a departure from the professional "first photos" taken in the past. They're another sign of the way the young royals are departing from some ways of the past.
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Murder Charges Against Pakistan's Musharraf Are Unprecedented

The former president and army chief is accused of murder. It's alleged that he did not give adequate protection to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007. Now, a court has taken the unprecedented step of indicting a former leader in a nation dominated by the military.
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UPDATE: No Decision Yet On Egyptian Aid, White House Says

While the U.S. has not called the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi a "coup," most direct military aid has been suspended, a top Democratic lawmaker's staff tells The Daily Beast. But the White House says that's incorrect.
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English Debate What To Do With Richard III's Remains

More than 500 years after the Wars of the Roses, the English are again fighting over Richard the Third. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester last year unearthed his remains under a parking lot in the city. Leicester Cathedral has earmarked more than a million pounds to give him a proper burial. But not so fast say the people of York.
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Pakistan's Former Leader Musharraf Charged In Bhutto's Death

A Pakistani court Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. For more on this development, Renee Montagne talks to Associated Press reporter Rebecca Santana, who's in Islamabad.
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Money Flows Into Egypt, But Where Does It Come From?

The aid propping up both sides of Egypt's ongoing political crisis largely comes from regional rivals. Saudi Arabia leads the financial support of Egypt's military rulers. Qatar leads the support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Renee Montagne talks to Max Rodenbeck, Middle East correspondent for The Economist, about funding sources
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Symbolic Developments Indicate Direction Egypt Is Headed

Egypt's military-backed rulers are pressing on in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. Authorities have arrested the group's spiritual leader. Since the security forces crackdown on Islamist protesters last week, nearly 1,000 people have been killed.
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Relying On Old Artisan Ways, French Brand Makes Itself Anew

Founded in the mid-19th century, luxury leather goods maker Moynat won renown for its traveling trunks for the moneyed set. But it fell on hard times and closed in the 1970s. Now, it's undergoing a rebirth, turning out limited quantities of luxurious, handmade bags that utilize centuries-old craftsmanship.
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Japan Divided On Revising World War II-Era Constitution

Last week the world remembered the end of the war in the Pacific, and Japan's surrender on what become known as V-J Day. But many Japanese have never really accepted the terms of that surrender, and especially the constitution forced on Japan by the Americans after the war. Now the ruling party says Japan needs to revise its constitution to boost the country's confidence and pride. Critics say the proposed revisions would be a major setback for Japanese democracy.
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Egyptian Court Drops Corruption Charge Against Mubarak

As Egypt reels from the violent standoff between the country's military rulers and Islamist supporters of deposed President Morsi, a court dropped a corruption charge against former President Hosni Mubarak. His lawyer says this clears the way for his release from jail, but other reports suggested authorities would find a way to keep him detained.

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