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Friday News Roundup - International

Michael Hirsh of National Journal, Paul Danahar of BBC amd Hisham Melham of Al-Arabiya join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international debut of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N., key Syrian rebel groups join forces with an al-Qaida affiliate and the attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, Todd Purdum of Politico and Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: a new House plan to avert a government shutdown, Treasury's warning that the debt ceiling limit will be reached by Oct. 17 and prices are set for the new federally-run health care marketplaces.

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Iran, U.S. Can Manage Differences, Rouhani Tells U.N.

Iran's new president has made his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly. Hassan Rouhani has been signaling that his government wants a thaw in relations with the West, and may be ready to strike a deal on Iran's suspect nuclear program. There are, however, deep suspicions on both sides.
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Examining Britain's Position On The Crisis In Syria

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leading his country's delegation to the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. In an interview with David Greene, Clegg discusses Britain's position on the Syria crisis.
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Quake In Central Pakistan Makes New Island

A large earthquake shook a remote part of central Pakistan Tuesday, and so far local authorities have only reported a few dozen fatalities so far. But according to estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey, the death toll could be far higher. The quake also gave rise to a mysterious island off the coast of Pakistan. The island was likely created by frozen methane that was shaken loose by the shaking. It pushed its way to the surface and created a muddy piece of land that will soon be washed away.
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Iran's President Rouhani To Address U.N. For 1st Time

Iran's new president makes his U.N. debut on Tuesday, and Hassan Rouhani's charm offensive appears to be paying off. His foreign minister will be meeting his counterparts from the U.N. Security Council later this week. The possibility of a thaw in the standoff over Iran's nuclear program is just one of the surprising elements to this year's U.N. General Assembly. The other is the possibility of diplomatic progress on Syria.
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Okla. Court: 'Baby Veronica' Should Go To Adoptive Parents

Veronica, a 4-year-old, part-Cherokee child, has been returned to her white adoptive parents. Her biological father had custody of the child for two years, but a series of courts ruled the adoption was legal.
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In Widening Crackdown, Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court ruling on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered the government to seize all the assets of the Islamist group. This is the latest move in a widening crackdown on the group that ruled Egypt just a few months ago.
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High-Level Meeting Set Between Kerry, Iranian Counterpart

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif are expected to meet Thursday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. It's the highest-level meeting between the two countries in six years.
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Bangladesh Garment Workers Protest Over Pay, Factories Shutdown

Thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh continued protesting today. Dozens of people have been injured in clashes with police. Working conditions have come under the spotlight, because of tragedies like the collapse of a garment factory that killed more than a thousand people.

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