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Investigators Take Action Following Heathrow Fire

Nearly one week ago, a fire erupted inside a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 at London's Heathrow Airport. Thursday, the British Air Investigation Branch issued a bulletin urging the deactivation of an emergency transmitter on all 787s. The British investigators stopped just short of blaming the Emergency Locator Transmitter for the fire. But they did recommend that the Federal Aviation Administration order the deactivation of beacons on 787s under FAA authority. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Wendy Kaufman.
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Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century" (Rebroadcast)

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.


Study: U.S. Viewed As 'Favorable', China As Rising Superpower

While much of the world has a more positive view of the U.S. than it does of China, many now believe that Beijing is or will be the world's dominant Superpower.

Sharing A 'Profound' Mandela Encounter With Morehouse Men

Today is Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, and his legacy is being celebrated around the world. John Silvanus Wilson Junior, the president of Morehouse College, met Mandela in 1992. He tells Michel Martin about how that meeting changed his life, and fueled his commitment to educating African-American men. He also talks about the lessons he might share with his students in light of the George Zimmerman verdict.

Is Cartel Leader Capture Really A Win For Drug War?

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the alleged leader of the brutal Mexican Zetas drug cartel, has been captured. But will the arrest make a difference in the country's drug violence? Host Michel Martin asks Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News.

Global Survey: China Will Surpass U.S. As Leading Superpower

The survey by the Pew Research Center reflects China's growing economic might. However, most respondents say they still view the U.S. more favorably than China.

Panama Charges North Korean Ship's Crew

The action stems from the seizure of the vessel carrying Cold War-era weapons as it attempted to transit the Panama Canal.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A standoff continues between the U.S. and Russia over the asylum request by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Arab League backs a new U.S.-led Mideast peace effort. And tainted school lunches kill at least 23 children in India. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Russian Court Convicts Opposition Activist

Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The case against him heightened criticism that Russian authorities are stifling opposing voices.

Panama Searches Impounded North Korean Cargo Ship

Authorities in Panama are continuing to search the North Korean cargo ship stopped last week as it moved through the Panama Canal. A search of the ship, which came from Cuba, found aircraft and missile parts hidden under thousands of bags of Cuban sugar.