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Latest Climate Talks Wrap Up In Doha

The United Nations climate talks were seen as a stepping stone toward a new climate treaty. Instead, the countries attending have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol through 2020.
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Egypt's Morsi Authorizes Military To Arrest Civilians

Over the weekend, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rescinded most of a temporary order that elevated his powers above judicial review. But he did not concede on demands to postpone a vote on a new constitution.
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Syrians Create A Secular, Democratic Village

The Syrian village of Khirbet al-Joz was "liberated" a few months ago. Since then, the villagers have selected a town leadership. They also have the first police force to be chosen by the town rather than the regime.
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A Tumultuous Year, Seen Through North Korean Eyes

The sudden death of North Korea's leader, the ascension of his little-known son, and a rocket-launch failure marked a rocky year for the reclusive nation. In rare interviews, several North Koreans tell NPR that expectations of a better life have not been met.
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Egypt's Morsi Backs Off Added Powers

In Egypt, President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree that gave him sweeping new powers last month. But the newly elected president is still facing major resistance to his efforts to ram through a new constitution. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the latest news from Egypt.
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Egyptian Opposition Calls For Protests Against Referendum On Constitution

The move came a day after President Mohammed Morsi annulled a decree that gave him sweeping new powers last month, but said he would go ahead with the Dec. 15 referendum. At a news conference Sunday, the coalition group said the draft constitution "does not represent the Egyptian people."

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