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Two Egyptian boys charged over Koran desecration incident

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Coptic Christian boys in Egypt accused of tearing up a copy of the Koran and of urinating on it have been placed in juvenile detention, a lawyer for the boys said on Wednesday. Full story

U.S. troops punished over Koran burning, urination video

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday it was disciplining U.S. troops over two incidents that provoked outrage in Afghanistan early this year, one involving a video depicting Marines urinating on corpses and another over burned copies of the Koran. Full story

Anxiety in Afghanistan

   The Lawyer for the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians last weekend is saying his client has not confessed to the murders. NBC’s Atia Abawi joins NOW from Kabul to weigh in on the unstable situation on the ground in Afghanistan.

Thousands protest killings in Afghanistan

   NBC’s Richard Engel reports on the latest details from the fallout over the massacre.

Quran-burning backlash rips across Afghanistan

   Prof. Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics explains whether the Koran burning incident and subsequent Taliban attacks on NATO could alter U.S. plans in Afghanistan.

NBC News Update 4 02-24-12

   Sumit on Syria; More death from Koran burning protest; "Dictator” to appear at Oscars?

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