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Resistance to mosque in New York

Several new mosques are to be built in New York City. One is planned for a residential neighborhood in Brooklyn. Some worry about increased noise and traffic. Some are openly hostile to Muslims. Others are keeping an open mind. Lily Jamali reports.

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Tintin on trial

50 years ago this month, Congo became an independent nation. In the early 1930s, cartoonist Herge sent his intrepid boy reporter Tintin to Congo. But now, it's the subject of, a lawsuit brought by a Congolese immigrant. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

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Spain faces its debt

The head of the International Monetary Fund gave Spain a vote of confidence today, saying the country is taking the right steps to tackle its growing public deficit. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona.

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Israel eases Gaza blockade

Israel has announced it will ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip and allow more goods to enter Palestinian territory. It comes amid growing international pressure to end the embargo. Marco Werman talks with the BBC's John Donnison who is in Gaza.

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Egypt's 'most reliable news source'

When you take rice, macaroni, lentils, and chickpeas, and mix it together with fried onions and tomato sauce, you get koshary. Koshary is also the name of Egypt's newest satirical newspaper, El Koshary Today. Reporter Julia Simon sent this report.

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Is it time to ease up on BP?

The World's Laura Lynch reports on the growing resentment in Britain against the continuing punishment of BP. Some complain that as BP's share prices fall, American investors will also be the ones to lose.

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Cuba fears gulf spill contamination

U.S. and Cuban officials have put aside nearly 50 years of frigid relations to hold talks on how to prepare for possible oil contamination from the BP oil spill. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBCs Michael Voss, who's in Havana.

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Colombian front-runner

In Colombia, the man who led the successful military campaign against the Marxist FARC rebels is now leading in the polls ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Correspondent John Otis has the story.