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Poor Materials Cited In Bangladesh Building Collapse

In Bangladesh, a government investigation found that "extremely" poor quality construction materials and a series of violations caused the collapse of a garment factory building last month. More than 1,100 workers were killed.
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U.S. Non-Intervention In Syria Could Mirror Outcome In Congo

This week, we're exploring how lessons learned from U.S. intervention and non-intervention in foreign conflicts can inform policy decisions toward Syria today. Robert Siegel talks with Chester Crocker, formerly assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Reagan administration, about how the U.S. has dealt with the decades-long conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has claimed millions of lives. Crocker is now a professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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Murder In South London Treated As Terrorist Attack

A man has been hacked to death in London and British officials are said to be treating it as an Islamist terrorist attack. The government's called an urgent meeting of its crisis response committee. It happened in daylight close to a military barracks in Woolwich, in south London. A local parliamentarian says the dead man was a serving British soldier. Media reports say two young men hit the victim in a car, and then used a machete and butchers' knives to kill him in the street. One witness reportedly said the assailants stood around, waving knives and a gun, and asked people to film them. Officials say two men were shot and injured by police.
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A Decade In The Making, West Bank Barrier Is Nearly Complete

Despite much international criticism, Israel has kept building its West Bank barrier. It's now nearing completion, while the Israelis and Palestinians continue to argue over whether it will help or hurt prospects for a Middle East peace agreement.
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Kerry Returns To Mideast In Hopes Of Restarting Peace Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel and the occupied West Bank this week in his continuing efforts to restart peace negotiations. To help the political process, he wants to drive new investment to the West Bank. Emily Harris looks at traditional industries and growing technology sector.
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British Driver Says She's Sorry In 'Twit And Run' Case

A British driver who struck a cyclist with her car — and who then bragged about the incident on Twitter — has issued an apology. The incident caused an uproar after the collision Sunday.

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