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Political Turmoil In Egypt

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is reportedly clinging to life in a military hospital. As uncertainty grows over who won the election to be his successor, the Egyptian military moves to extend its powers. Guest host Terence Smith...

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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of escalating the conflict in Syria by supplying the Assad regime with attack helicopters. An audit of Spain's banks showed they need between a 60 and 70 billion euro bailout. And thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president. Tom Gjelten of NPR, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Nathan Guttman of Israel's Channel 1 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

The public execution of an Afghan woman falsely accused of adultery has prompted international outrage. New efforts to curb violence against women.

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Frances Osborne: "Park Lane"

The latest novel by British author Frances Osborne has been compared with "Downton Abbey." Based in part on her own family history, it features two women of different classes whose lives collide in a London townhouse in the early 20th century.

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American Roman Catholic Nuns And The Vatican

The Vatican accuses a group of American Roman Catholic nuns of being radical feminists. Their efforts to bring attention to the needs of the poor and the role of women in the church.

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Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed" (Rebroadcast)

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

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How Not to Write About Africa

How NGOs, "fixers," and lax ethics rules are skewering our understanding of Africa...

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The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

Afghanistan tops the agenda of the NATO summit in Chicago. The United States, its allies and sharing the $4 billion-a-year cost for Afghan security.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande was elected president of France; the CIA said a Saudi double-agent was used to disrupt an al-Qaida bomb plot that would have targeted a U.S.-bound airliner; and two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syria, casting doubt on the U.N. mission there. David Sanger of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Matt Frei of the U.K's Channel 4 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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US Drone Strikes

The Obama administration has stepped up the use of drone strikes to kill suspected al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan. Join us to discuss legal and ethical issues over U.S drone attacks.

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