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Pistorius Case Puts South African Courts In Spotlight

Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea speaks to David Smith, Africa correspondent for The Guardian, about the latest in the murder case against Olympian Oscar Pistorius. Smith has been live-tweeting updates all week as Pistorius stands accused of shooting his girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine's Day.
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'Nordic Cool' Illuminates D.C.'s Kennedy Center

From the Danish modern furniture of the 1950s to the omnipresence of Ikea, Americans have long been attracted to the austere design of Nordic countries. Now a massive festival in Washington, D.C., showcases artists and designers from the very top sliver of the globe.
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Fighting Stream Of Terrorist Capital, Kenya Cracks Down on Somali Businesses

U.S. counterterrorism efforts include choking off the flow of cash to extremists and urging friendly countries to help. But in places like the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh, where Somali refugees have flocked, it's hard to distinguish between tainted money and honest cash.
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Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor

The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite, the most common type of meteor that falls on Earth. But that hasn't stopped a black-market economy from developing around the fragments.
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After Long Isolation, Myanmar Now Has Suitors

Myanmar's contacts with the world are now expanding rapidly. President Obama's visit last November was a sign of that shift. And China is building major oil and gas pipelines that link the two countries.
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Obama's Meeting With New Japanese Leader Focuses On China

President Obama met with the new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzu Abe at the White House on Friday. The two nations have common concerns about what they regard as provocations by North Korea and China.

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