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Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader?

The U.S. is supposed to allow everyone to come to the annual United Nations General Assembly, which opens next week. But Washington has yet to rule on the visa application by Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president who's been indicted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court.
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A Standoff In Kenya And Terrorism Around The World

Kojo explores the impact of the rapidly developing standoff in Nairobi, Kenya, -- and what it means for efforts to combat terrorism in East Africa and around the world.

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Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has ruled to disband the Muslim Brotherhood and to freeze all of the group’s assets. We discuss what the latest developments mean for democracy in Egypt and for its relations with the U.S.

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The UN General Assembly

With the General Assembly in session in New York, we look at the role the body is playing in the Syria debate and the world.

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Powerful Typhoon Has Hong Kong In Its Sights

The storm, which packed winds of 150 mph on Friday, is expected to weaken before it hits the Chinese territory.
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In First Step, Syria Outlines Chemical Weapons Program

An international watchdog based in the Netherlands says it has received an "initial declaration" of chemical weapons from Damascus.
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Diplomacy With Iran: Deja Vu All Over Again?

Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has launched a charm offensive ahead of his visit to the U.N. General Assembly next week, leading to speculation of a new course for relations with the U.S. But there are plenty of reasons for skepticism — Iran's history with the U.S. not the least of them.
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Death Toll Near 100, And Likely To Rise, From Storms In Mexico

Twin disasters — hurricanes that this week struck both sides of the nation — have been devastating. An additional 68 people in one village are missing and presumed dead after their homes were buried in a landslide.
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Putin Defends Italy's Former Prime Minister Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi was convicted of paying for sex with a minor. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Berlusconi was a victim of discrimination. He said Berlusconi was put on trial for living with women, and that prosecutors "wouldn't touch him if he were gay."
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Iran's New Leader Calls For 'Constructive Dialogue'

Ahead of next week's opening of the U.N.'s general assembly, where he and other leaders will address the world, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is continuing what some have called a charm offensive.

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