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Britain Deports Radical Cleric To Jordan

Abu Qatada was held at a prison in southeast London, and was taken from there to the airport at midnight Sunday. He appeared in court in Jordan and was formally charged with terrorism-related offenses.
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BBC, Radio Announcer Apologize To Wimbledon Champ Bartoli

Remarks about the 2013 Wimbledon champion's appearance angered many listeners. France's Marion Bartoli beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 Saturday, winning her first major tournament.
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Quebec Town Still Ablaze After Runaway Train Explosion

The death toll has risen to three after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Quebec on Saturday. The blistering explosion destroyed a town center, and officials say the ongoing fires are keeping rescuers from searching the rest of the train.
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ElBaradei's PM Withdrawal Underlines Egyptian Uncertainty

An attempt to install Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister was stalled after an Islamist group objected to the Nobel laureate. State media and other sources had confirmed the appointment on Saturday, but later in the day the president's spokesperson walked it back.
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Sexual Assaults Reportedly Rampant During Egypt Protests

Human Rights Watch says mobs attacked, and in some cases raped, nearly 100 women in and around Tahrir Square during the massive protests this week, but authorities have done little about it.
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Will Egypt's Fragile Democracy Stick?

More protests are expected Sunday after the new government named Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister — and then later backtracked and said consultations were continuing. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Nathan Brown, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, about what the ouster of President Morsi means for Egypt's democracy.
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Syrian Opposition Elects New Leader

Meeting in Istanbul, opposition figures elected Ahmad al-Jabra, a tribal figure with close ties to Saudi Arabia.
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Ireland May Allow Limited Abortions

Politicians in the Catholic Republic of Ireland have overwhelmingly voted to introduce abortion in cases where the woman's life is in danger or she is at risk of suicide. John Waters, columnist for the Irish Times, speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about this sensitive issue.
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Britain Appears Ready to Approve New IVF Procedure

The process would use genetic material from three people to avoid serious genetic diseases. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with journalist Jessica Griggs about the procedure.
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Asiana Airlines Jet Crashes At San Francisco International

Video reports show smoke billowing from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and it appears to have broken into at least two large pieces. Images from the scene also show many passengers walking away from the crippled jet.

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