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Six held over rape of Swiss woman

18 March 2013 Last updated at 03:23 ET Police say the suspects belong to a local tribe Police in India’s Madhya Pradesh state say they have arrested six people in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss tourist. The … Continue reading

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Deepest ocean ‘teems with microbes’

17 March 2013 Last updated at 21:39 ET By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service The scientists deployed a lander, which took samples of sediment from the Mariana Trench The deepest place in the ocean is teeming with microscopic … Continue reading

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Italy envoy has ‘no legal immunity’

18 March 2013 Last updated at 03:41 ET Ambassador Daniele Mancini had given his personal assurance that the marines would return on time India’s Supreme Court has said Italy’s envoy does not have legal immunity, in an escalating row over … Continue reading

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Cyprus MPs in bailout crisis session

18 March 2013 Last updated at 03:56 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Sue Hall runs a wedding business in Cyprus: “Most of the money in my business deposit account is actually not my money; it … Continue reading

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Justice official to be nominated to top Labor slot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says. If confirmed by the Senate, … Continue reading

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Must voters have to prove citizenship to register?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections. … Continue reading

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How to Shrink the Dangerous Republican Empathy Gap

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis this week has told the BBC pedophilia is an illness and not a crime. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, the Catholic Archbishop of Durban, told BBC Radio 5 on … Continue reading

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Matthew Dowd: CPAC ‘Reminds me of Going to the Land Before Time’

Dowd: CPAC is like the ‘Flintstones’ and the ‘Land Before Time’ DOWD: To me imagery and who is there and what you say is important. And I don’t think divisions are a bad thing. I actually think that a conservative … Continue reading

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More Americans Sympathize With Israel, Don’t Want U.S. to Lead Peace Talks

Many more Americans continue to side with Israel rather than the Palestinian Authority, but – with President Obama‘s first visit there days away – most also prefer to leave peace negotiations to the two protagonists, rather than having the United … Continue reading

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The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, March 18, 2013

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis this week has told the BBC pedophilia is an illness and not a crime. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, the Catholic Archbishop of Durban, told BBC Radio 5 on … Continue reading

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