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Kenyan President Faced Justice With Help Of Secret Envelope

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy face charges at the International Criminal Court of instigating and financing deadly tribal violence after the disputed 2007 election. Their cases might never have reached this stage if not for one Kenyan judge and a remarkable disappearing act.

Death Toll In India Temple Stampede Rises

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims were crossing a bridge leading to a temple in Madhya Pradesh state on Sunday when they panicked at rumors the bridge would collapse, triggering a stampede.

Russia Sees Staggering Income Inequality

In Russia today, 110 billionaires hold 35 percent of the nation's wealth. Host Arun Rath talks with the Wall Street Journal's Lukas Alpert about this post-Soviet phenomenon.

Seven Red Cross Relief Workers Seized In Syria

The Red Cross said the workers had been abducted in northwest Syria. On Sunday, the group's director-general, Yves Daccord, tweeted, "Our thoughts are with our colleagues and their families."

Cyclone Phailin Leaves Debris And Relatively Few Casualties

Indian officials are reporting far fewer casualties than had been feared when the large and powerful cyclone Phailin struck the country's east coast Saturday. But the storm, which forced the evacuation of nearly 1 million people, has left flooding and destruction in its path.

U.S. Reaches Partial Deal To Keep Troops In Afghanistan

Talks between U.S. and Afghan officials have yielded a partial security agreement between the two countries. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai held discussions Friday and Saturday on a deal to keep the U.S. military in the country beyond the 2014 pullout date for most U.S. and NATO troops.

Stampede On Indian Temple Bridge Kills Dozens

At least 89 people reportedly died in a stampede Sunday at a temple in central India, where 25,000 people had crowded onto a bridge. Police believe a rumor that the bridge was collapsing sparked panic and confusion.

Why Libyan Prime Minister Was Kidnapped, Then Freed

Ali Zeidan was abducted and then released last week after the U.S. raided Tripoli to capture a senior al-Qaida suspect. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with professor Dirk Vandewalle, author of A History of Modern Libya, about Zeidan's many opponents and the role of militias in Libya.

Kerry, Afghans Reach Deal On Troop Withdrawal

In marathon talks in Kabul, Secretary of State John Kerry persuaded the reluctant Afghan president to agree to a deal on the planned withdrawal of American troops next year. While some questions about the agreement remain unresolved, it marks a diplomatic victory for Kerry. Now it is up to Karzai to sell it to his people.

Cyclone Ravages India's East Coast

A massive evacuation effort appears to have saved many lives, but Cylcone Phailin flooded villages and destroyed homes. Financial Times South Asia bureau chief Victor Mallet speaks with host Rachel Martin about the extent of the damage.