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Top Afghan Militant Reportedly Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Pakistani intelligence officials say Sangeen Zadran, a commander of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network, was killed in North Waziristan.

Olympic Committee To Select Host City For 2020 Games

The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend. They'll select a host city for 2020, determine which sports will be included in those games and will choose a new president.
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Amana Fontanella-Khan: "Pink Sari Revolution"

We learn about a grass roots movement for women’s rights in the poverty-stricken region of Bundelkhand, India, and the story of its leader, Sampat Pal.


Dutch Court Rules Government Liable For 3 Srebrenica Deaths

The victims' families had argued that Dutch peacekeepers should have protected the Bosnian Muslim men, but the government maintained the soldiers were serving the U.N. The Netherlands said Friday it would implement the ruling, which upheld a lower court decision from two years ago.

Republicans Divided Over Potential Strike On Syria

Republican congressional leaders support an American military strike in Syria, but the rank-and-file membership is divided. GOP Congressmen Doug Collins of Georgia and Luke Messer of Indiana serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. They talk about the debate in the Republican caucus.

Hitler's Last Bodyguard Dies; Was With The Fuhrer In Bunker

Rochus Misch was 96. Throughout his life, he remained loyal to the man he called "the boss." Misch claimed he did not know about the scale of the crimes and atrocities committed by German Nazis.
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New Reports Allege US Drone Strikes Violate International Law

In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.

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The US And Iran At The UN

President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani separately address the U.N. General Assembly. A look at high level meetings and the prospects for improved relations with Iran.


Obama To Address Nation About Syria On Tuesday

He's going to continue making "the best case" that military action needs to be taken in response to President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons, Obama said Friday.

Obama Has No 'Intention' To Strike Syria If Congress Says No

While the president has the authority to strike Syria even if Congress disagrees, it is "neither his desire nor his intention to use that authority absent Congress backing him," White House national security adviser Tony Blinken tells NPR.