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Battling Obstacles, Chinese Relief Crews Seek Quake Victims

Landslides and congested roadways are hindering rescuers' progress as they make their way to rural communities in Sichuan Province. The earthquake Saturday, which killed at least 186, is a test of the new leadership's response to natural disaster.
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Rare Churchill Poem Fails To Sell At Auction

When the only known poem Winston Churchill wrote as an adult went up for auction in London recently, it was expected to fetch a pretty penny. But the poem failed to fetch a buyer, and now its fate is unknown. New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon takes a critical look at "Our Modern Watchwords."
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Outrage Erupts In India Over 5-Year-Old Girl's Rape

"What has changed?" That is the question echoing through Delhi on Sunday. Public frustration over sexual crimes against women is erupting again, this time over a gruesome sexual assault of a child.
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An Exploration Of The Changing Lives Of Women

In the coming decade, another 1 billion women will enter the global workforce, with most moving from farms to service jobs. The workplace is changing women — and they are changing the world.
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Boston, Bombs And Lessons From Israel

The Boston bombings rocked the nation, making it hard to remember that the country has been largely terror-free at home for more than a decade. In comparison, Israel endured the equivalent of a Boston Marathon bombing every week in 2002.
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Aid To Syria Comes With Fears Of Islamist Presence

The Obama administration is doubling its non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry at an 11-nation "Friends of Syria" meeting in Turkey. But that the increased aid comes amid mounting concern about the rising presence of Islamist fighters among the opposition.
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Sexual Assault Of Child Sparks Protests In India's Capital

A young girl is in serious condition in a New Delhi hospital after being found Wednesday, two days after her parents reported her missing. Authorities say they have arrested a 24-year old man for the crime, but protesters in the capital Saturday faulted the police for responding too slowly.

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