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The Rundown - November 1

RFE/RL In The Media
# The "LA Times" quotes RFE/RL's story about the world's 6 billionth baby
# "Global Post" links to an RFE/RL report about an upcoming summit in Turkey

International Press Review

# The Bolshoi opening was quite the affair
# Mark Adomanis on Russia's demographics
# "The Guardian" reports on a court battle between Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky
# The FBI released video of a Russian spy ring in the U.S.

# Jean MacKenzie on the state of the war in Afghanistan
# "Questionable Preachings" - Zain Ali, "Newsline"
# Huma Yusuf on the rise of Imran Khan
# "The New York Times" reports on Pakistan's ties to militants

Of Interest
# A profile of new Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev
# What does luck have to do with success?
# Jon Lee Anderson on the last days of Muammar Gadhafi
# Anonymous says it will set its sights on Mexican drug cartels
# China sent Ai Wei Wei a tax bill for $2.3 million

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. will pull its funding for UNESCO
# Some Tea Party politicians may not be practicing what they preach