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Attackers Of Base In Afghanistan Wore U.S. Uniforms

Coalition authorities say the insurgents that attacked British military base Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which killed two U.S. Marines, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms.
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South African Police Crack Down On Striking Miners

Police firing rubber bullets and tear gas sent men, women and children scattering as they herded them into their shacks. Saturday's show of force follows a government vow to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who have stopped work at seven mines northwest of Johannesburg.
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Foreign Policy Pulls Political Focus

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ron Elving about where the candidates stand in the 2012 presidential race, including their responses to the volatility in the Middle East.
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Egypt Explores Limits Of Tolerance For Free Speech

More than 20 countries saw protests this week against a low-budget film, posted online, that many Muslims found insulting and blasphemous. After days of protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, things seem to be calming down there.
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Libya Hit With Turbulent Week

It has been a week of unexpectedly violent protests across much of the Arab world. It started when protesters attacked and killed four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. NPR's Leila Fadel tells host Scott Simon the latest on the violence, as protests erupt elsewhere in the region over an anti-Islam film.
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For Young Greeks, A Communal Escape From Woes

Facing their country's worst recession in a half-century, many young Greeks are leaving for jobs abroad. But an eco-commune on a Greek island is drawing visitors who learn to forage for nuts, plant herbs and blaze their own paths.
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U.S., Israel Divided Over 'Red Line' For Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to draw clear red lines when it comes to Iran's nuclear program. But Israeli and U.S. observers say the issue has become too public.

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