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Israel's Rabbis Seek To Bend Pastries To Their Will

The council of rabbis that regulates everything connected with Jewish religious law in Israel now wants to change the shape of bourekas, a type of stuffed pastry popular among Israelis. The move is aimed at helping people keep kosher. But if the rabbis succeed, says one cafe owner, "there really is no limit to their power."
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A Superpower And An Emerging Rival: A Look Ahead At China

U.S.-China relations have deteriorated in recent years, amid growing concerns about cybersecurity and human rights. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, The Economist's China editor Rob Gifford talks about the future relations between the world's two biggest economies.
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Mass Kidnapping Puts Mexican Legal System On Trial

Mexico City has largely been spared the drug violence in other parts of the country. But a brazen daylight abduction of 12 young people from a Mexico City bar is putting the spotlight on one of the capital's roughest neighborhoods, and putting the popular mayor on the defensive.
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Chinese Astronauts Dock With Orbiting Space Lab

The three-person crew includes China's second female astronaut, being billed as the country's "first teacher in space."
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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including the Obama administration's decision to send weapons to Syrian rebels, the Turkish government meeting with protesters, and Iran’s presidential election.

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Turkey's Prime Minister Issues Warning To 'Lawbreakers'

Talking tough, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the situation at Taksim Square would be resolved in 24 hours.
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Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself

The Colombian city was the world's murder capital in the 1990s, but it managed to turn its fortunes around. Homicides were cut by 80 percent and made big gains on a number of fronts. But the city still faces many challenges in a region plagued by violence.

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