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U.S. Using Old Playbook In Fighting Al-Qaida In Yemen

Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and how it became one of the terror network's most active affiliates.
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Do Zimbabweans See Election As A Sham?

Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe held on to power, despite a challenging election. But his opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai, called the results a farce and plans to fight them. Host Michel Martin talks to independent journalist Frank Chikowore about how Zimbabweans view the election results.
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Japan Shows Off Largest Warship In 60 Years

It's being called a destroyer, or perhaps a helicopter carrier. But by any name, Japan launched a new warship Tuesday that is its largest since World War II. The ship was shown to the public on the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and at a time of rising tension with China.
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FATBERG! 15-Ton 'Lump Of Lard' Removed From London Sewer

It's the largest congealed lump of wet wipes and food fat ever found in the city's sewer system. Workers spent about three weeks working to hack it up and haul the pieces away. If they hadn't, raw sewage might have started spurting out of manhole covers.
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Assessing New Threats From Al-Qaida

The U.S. warned American citizens to leave Yemen, closed diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa, and issued a worldwide travel alert.

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India Accuses Pakistan Of Killing 5 Soldiers

But Islamabad denies the charge. The developments come amid attempts to revive diplomacy between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
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'Depart Immediately,' State Dept. Tells Americans In Yemen

Already on alert across the Middle East and North Africa because of intelligence about possible terrorist attacks, the U.S. has now issued a very specific warning about travel in Yemen.
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Art In Context: Venice Biennale Looks Past Pop Culture

Every two years, Venice hosts the largest and oldest noncommercial art exhibit in the world. It's a dizzying and eclectic array of sights by both celebrity artists and total unknowns. More than 150 artists from 88 countries will be on display through November.
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GM Looks To China To Boost Car Sales

General Motors set a July sales record in China. That country is already the most important auto market in the world. It could be where GM maintains global dominance.
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Space Robot Designed As Companion For Japanese Astronaut

Japan has launched a humanoid robot bound for the International Space Station to keep one of its astronauts company.

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