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Girl, 4, killed as Syrian troops attack town

Syrian government troops pounded a central town with artillery and gunfire Thursday, renewing attacks in a restive area that has been largely cut off from outside contact for six days. Full story

Pakistan journalist's killing may be linked to state

A prominent Pakistan journalist may have been tortured to death for exposing growing links between the country's intelligence agencies and militants who appear to be infiltrating every state institution, a leading human rights activist said on Thursday. Full story

Syrian forces assault town to crush dissent

Syrian forces killed at least 13 civilians in the town of Rastan on Thursday in one of the most ferocious military assaults to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, human rights campaigners said, Full story

Malaysia defamation case: 100 apologies on Twitter

A Malaysian social activist is apologizing 100 times on Twitter in an unusual settlement with a magazine publisher in a defamation case, his lawyer said Thursday. Full story

Environment groups say toxic ship headed to India

Environment activists warned Thursday that a cargo ship suspected of having toxic material on board was headed to India to be dismantled at a shipyard in the western state of Gujarat. Full story

India yoga guru anti-graft fast gains momentum

India's government suffered a fresh blow Thursday in containing growing anger over corruption from million of voters as a leading civil activist joined forces with an influential yoga guru in a "fast-until-death" against graft. Full story

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  Egypt's Second Revolution

CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the activists back on the streets of Cairo.

  Poll: US majority supports gay marriage

A majority of Americans believe same-sex marriage should be legal, a new Gallup poll shows. Yet gay marriage is only legal in five states, and Minn. passed a proposed amendment that would define marriage as being between a man and woman. Columnist Rich Benjamin discusses.

  Unlikely friendship leads to girls’ school in Kenya

Making a Difference: When an American college student forms a friendship with a homegrown activist in one of Kenya's largest slums, their work together brings much-needed help to a community of girls who faced danger daily. NBC's Maria Menounos reports.

  How two men became ‘unlikely brothers’

Twenty-five years ago human rights activist John Prendergast made about his life-changing decision to befriend a young homeless boy – Michael Mattocks. Both join Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss their unique friendship.

  Boehner enrages Tea Partiers

NBC’s Domenico Montanaro reports on the outrage during a private meeting between John Boehner and Tea Party activists, when the House Speaker said the GOP would agree to raising America’s debt limit.

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