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Friday News Roundup - International

As the U.S. and NATO agree to a plan to wind down the war in Afghanistan, photographs surface from 2010 that appear to show American soldiers posing with the remains of dead insurgents; North Korea's new leader makes his first public speech; and India test-launches a powerful new missile that could carry nuclear weapons. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Courtney Kube of N.B.C. and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

North Korea attempted to launch a long-range rocket today, but it broke apart soon after take-off; a fragile cease-fire took hold in Syria, where more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in the past nine weeks; U.S. officials signed a compromise agreement that gives Afghan authorities oversight over nighttime raids carried out by American troops. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of MBC-TV and Mark Landler of The New York Times join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Online Training Prepares Families Of Service Members

A pioneer online program run by Virginia's Wounded Warrior Program gives families a chance to practice potentially delicate scenarios when their loved ones in the armed services return home, including responses to potential PTSD.

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Navy F-18 Jet Crashes In Virginia Beach

A Navy F-18 jet has gone down on a residential neighborhood of Virginia Beach, Va. According to reports, two airmen safely ejected and have been transported to a local hospital.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Syria accepted a U.N. peace plan but violence persisted in the country as President Assad visited Homs; the U.S. suspended food aid to North Korea over Pyongyang's plan to launch a long-range missile; and the Pope ended his historic trip to Cuba with a call for greater freedom there. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Mark Mardell of the BBC and Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News.

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Animal Testing Laboratory In Frederick Scrapped

A planned animal testing laboratory in Frederick, Md. intended for the Army's testing of deadly pathogens has been scrapped after flaws were found in the planning.

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War and Upheaval in Africa: Making Sense of the Headlines

American activists have used viral videos and other tactics to raise awareness about conflicts in Uganda and Sudan. But some worry those campaigns are simplifying complex situations...

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Flags At Half Staff For Slain Maryland National Guardsman

A large funeral procession for an Army National Guardsman slain in Afghanistan traveled from Baltimore to Arlington National Cemetery this morning. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti, who was killed by the Taliban last month, was laid to rest today.

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The Kandahar Massacre and the Future of U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

After the deadly rampage against Afghan villagers, President Hamid Karzai called for U.S. and NATO troops to be confined to major bases. The latest on the American soldier accused in the attack and how an accelerated pull-back of combat troops could affect U.S. strategy.

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Maryland Lt. Gov. Pushes For Veteran Status On Driver Licenses

Maryland honored eight active duty state citizens in its House of Delegates Thursday, and the Lieutenant Governor used to occasion to call Maryland licenses to design veteran status.

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