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Boy's Brutal Death Becomes Rallying Cry For Syrians

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Clashes erupted between security forces and students demanding political change at a protest in Algeria's capital, Algiers, on May 2. Small protests in the city are quickly put down by well-equipped riot police. Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Rich Algeria, Youth Face Meager Future

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The confluence of the Baker and Chacabuco rivers in the remote Patagonian region of Aysen in Chile, as seen on Jan. 20, 2008. The plan to build five new hydroelectric dams in the region has sparked protests in Chile. Jorge Uzon/AP hide caption

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Plans For Dams In Patagonia Draw Ire From Chileans

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Security Forces, Tribesmen Clash In Yemen's Capital

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Asylum Seekers In Japan Face Difficult Obstacles

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Fears Of Civil War Escalate In Yemen

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Cherry blossoms bloom amid tsunami devastation in Kamaishi city, Iwate prefecture, Japan, on April 20. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Elections Give Canada's New Democratic Party A First

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Mladic Tried To Show He Was 'Tough Military Guy'

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Kayo Watanabe, who works in life insurance, with her two daughters. They'll soon leave this house, and their father and grandparents, to move farther away from the crisis-stricken nuclear plant. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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After Crises, Japanese Lose Faith In Government

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Bahrain Lifts Emergency Law Imposed After Protests

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A Pakistani Writer Murdered, And Plenty Of Questions

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Barrio La Victoria Ciudad Delgado in San Salvador, El Salvador, is controlled by the Mara Salvatrucha gang. A gang leader says he sees the group as a social organization — one that provides services, like water, and protects "civilians." Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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El Salvador Fears Ties Between Cartels, Street Gangs

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Saif al-Adel, shown in a photo released by the FBI on Oct. 10, 2001. Al-Adel spent years detained in Iran, where the U.S. couldn't target him. FBI/Getty Images hide caption

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Key Al-Qaida Leader Owes Rise To Unlikely Ally: Iran

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Bahraini protesters hold up flowers toward riot police near the Pearl Roundabout in February. On March 18, the government demolished the monument, which had become a prominent gathering place for opposition protesters. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Women The Latest Target Of Bahrain's Crackdown

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