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Learning From The Cold War, Avoiding The Next One

For decades, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. were locked in a checkmate that brought the countries to the brink of nuclear war. Now, a new multipolar landscape exists where at least nine countries have nuclear weapons and China is projected to become the world's largest economy.
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In Syria: Battle Rages Outside Damascus Airport, Internet Goes Down

The Assad regime and its opponents are blaming each other for the Web outage. The fighting around the airport has led carriers to suspend service to Damascus.
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Is The World 'Getting Somalia Wrong?'

Somalia hasn't had a functioning central government for more than 20 years. But journalist Mary Harper says its image as a failed state is misleading. She argues that, even without a central government, businesses and local politics have found a way to flourish. Host Michel Martin talks with Mary Harper about her new book, Getting Somalia Wrong?
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Message Behind African Heaters For Norway Spoof

An online video, urging Africans to save Norwegians from frostbite, has gone viral. The tongue-in-cheek spoof features South Africans singing about sending radiators to Norway. The filmmakers hope to take on stereotypes of Africa that are reinforced by charities and the media. Host Michel Martin speaks to Erik Evans, one of the video's creators.
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Webcast: NPR & Wilson Center Host National Conversation On Foreign Policy

Talk of the Nation and the Wilson Center are teaming up Thursday afternoon for a live conversation with experts and NPR correspondents. They'll also discuss how the U.S. can avoid getting into another Cold War and the possibility of a world where there are as many women leaders as men.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Protests in Egypt over the president's power grab. The Palestinian Authority makes a U.N. bid. And European finance ministers set new bailout terms for Greece.

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Report Proposes Tougher Oversight For British Press

On Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson released his report on regulating the British press, following phone hacking and other abuses by the tabloids. For more details on what's in the report, David Greene speaks to reporter Vicki Barker in London.

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