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Russia's President Visits Annexed Crimea

In remarks on a major Russian holiday, Vladimir Putin hailed Crimea's "return to the Motherland." It was his first appearance in the territory since March when Russia annexed the Ukrainian region.
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Russia Shows Off Military In Red Square Victory Day Parade

A parade of troops, tanks and missile launchers made its way through Red Square to mark Victory Day and commemorate the World War II defeat of Nazi Germany.
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In Ukraine, Two men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk

The region in eastern Ukraine currently has two governors. One is appointed by the interim government in Kiev, the other is the self-appointed leader of pro-Moscow separatists.
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Tensions Heat Up In South China Sea Between China, Vietnam

China's decision to park an oil rig some 120 miles off Vietnam's coast has strained relations between the two Asian neighbors.
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Why Has China Become More Aggressive Toward Vietnam?

The South China Sea is an area that's said to be rich in resources. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Kaplan about the tension between China and Vietnam over the sea, and whether it may escalate.
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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.
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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.
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WATCH: Jordanian Journalists Destroy TV Set

A heated debate erupts on the set of a news discussion program, ending in a pile of debris.
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House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans and some Democrats approved the establishment of a committee to dig deeper into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
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Vietnam Says Video Proves China Rammed Its Ship

The footage is released by the country's coast guard as Beijing reiterates that it has the right to drill for oil in the disputed region.

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