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Violent Protests Sparked By Anti-Islam Film Ebb

The violent protests in the Middle East and Africa — sparked by a film insulting Mohammad — have subsided. But there is still plenty of tension.
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Something's 'Gone Wrong Inside The Muslim World'

Following last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya over an anti-Islam movie, parallels have been drawn to a novel published in 1988. Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses angered Muslims around the world, and prompted Iran's leader to call for the author's death. Rushdie talks to Steve Inskeep about some of the reasons behind the recent violence.
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China Threatens Japan With Trade Retaliation

China's state-run media is warning Japan could endure another lost decade of economic stagnation, if Beijing resorts to trade retaliation. This comes after a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Nordic Cuisine: Moving Beyond The Meatballs And Pickled Fish

New Nordic cuisine is not just a tweak on old Scandinavian food, it's a whole new method, fans say. Two restaurants and a nonprofit experimental lab are on the forefront of this trend that brings locally grown, seasonal food and high-tech food science together.
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Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

The U.S. troops were killed by an Afghan officer at a remote checkpoint. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three days. In the attack on which the women were casualties, the alliance said 45 insurgents were killed.
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Consulate Attack Preplanned, Libya's President Says

In an exclusive interview with NPR in Benghazi, President Mohamed el-Megarif says foreigners infiltrated Libya over the past few months, planned the attack and used Libyans to carry it out. But U.S. officials say they have no evidence the attack was preplanned.

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