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5 Years After Being Covered With Water, Chinese Village Emerges

A powerful earthquake completely flooded their village in 2008 — but thanks to a steep drop in the water level, former residents of Xuanping are returning to look at homes, businesses, and their old school.
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A Look Back At A Predicted 'Clash Of Civilizations'

It was 20 years ago that Samuel Huntington's essay on what he termed "the clash of civilizations" was first published in the journal Foreign Affairs. The essay predicted the next frontier of global conflict would occur along cultural cleavages — most prominently between the Islamic world and the West. Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and Robert Siegel discuss how perceptions of the essay have changed over time.
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Outrage Over Alleged NSA Spying Spreads To Mexico

Mexicans are outraged over allegations that the National Security Agency was spying on President Enrique Pena Nieto even before he was elected Mexico's leader. The charges were broadcast over the weekend in Brazil and claimed the NSA spied on Brazil's leader, Dilma Rousseff, as well.
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China's Leadership Faces Test In Fixing Justice System

Reports of judicial corruption and miscarriages of justice in China have attracted a lot of attention and criticism from ordinary Chinese. China's new leaders, worried this is eroding their credibility, have pledged to correct every botched court case that they find. One such case is putting the leadership's rhetoric to the test.
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The Beauty Of Bricks In Burkina Faso

Photographer David Pace says there's not much for tourists in Burkina Faso. And that's what keeps him going back.
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Mexico Summons U.S. Ambassador, Seeking Answers To Spying Claims

Allegations that U.S. agents spied on Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto when he was a candidate during last year's campaign have led Mexico to summon U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and demanded "a thorough investigation."
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Thai Fishing Sector, Among World's Largest, Cited For Abuses

A report from the International Labor Organization details "deceptive and coercive" labor practices — and even forced labor within the industry. The allegations aren't new, but increase pressure on the Thai government to better regulate the $7 billion industry.
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'Death Ray II'? London Building Reportedly Roasts Cars

It seems that the "Walkie-Talkie" skyscraper is something of a parabolic mirror. Not only did some parts of a man's Jaguar melt because of the intense rays, a barbershop's carpet reportedly burned.
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Boehner, Pelosi Unite Behind President On Syria

The two House leaders agree that the U.S. should respond militarily to Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. It's a rare bipartisanship.
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Diana Nyad: Dream Accomplished

Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. This was Nyad's fifth attempt and it took her 53 hours. Host Michel Martin spoke with her three years ago, about not giving up.

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