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The Don Who's Taken Charge Of Jordan's Biggest Refugee Camp

After fleeing his native Syria, Mohammad al-Hariri became the most powerful man in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where more than 120,000 refugees live. Aid workers view him as running a criminal enterprise, but they appear to have little choice but to work with him.
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Russia Keeps Up Prosecutions Of Critics, Living And Dead

The prosecution of a deceased critic of the government made headlines this week, but opposition figures say it was just one of several cases where dissidents are being targeted.
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Despite Repeated Tries, Afghan Peace Efforts Still Sputter

The latest effort, like others before it, has gone nowhere. With American combat troops planning to leave by the end of next year, the opportunities for peace talks are dwindling.
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In The Royal Baby Guessing Game, What's The Surname?

It's royal baby time in the UK. Great amounts of speculation and wagering seem to surround the choice of a name — George, James, Charlotte, Elizabeth? But what about the surname for this little prince or princess? There are a couple of options!
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Women In The Egyptian Revolution: An Evolution Of Rights

During Egypt's 2011 revolution, activist Dalia Ziada assumed all of the male protesters around her were fighting for her rights, too. But the following years told a different story. NPR's Host Jacki Lyden talks with Ziada about the evolution of women's rights in Egypt from the 2011 uprising to the current upheaval. We also hear from Rebecca Chiao, who discovered a tool for Egyptians to report sexual harassments.
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Seven U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Darfur Attack

The attack on the five-year-old UNAMID mission is the single-deadliest in the history of the deployment.
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British Investigators Probe 787 Fire At Heathrow

Officials of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will look into why the Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire as it sat empty at the gate. Investigators say it does not appear to be related to the battery, which had caused fires on other 787s.
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Brits On Royal Baby Watch As Rumored Due Date Arrives

A Daily Mail reporter says the betting public in Britain favors Elizabeth III or George VII for the name of the much-anticipated royal addition.
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Russia Says It Hasn't Received Snowden Asylum Request

The former CIA contractor who leaked top-secret information about U.S. electronic surveillance programs says eventually he wants to find refuge in Latin America.
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A Troublemaker Emerges In Zimbabwe Elections

An anonymous Facebook poster calling himself "Baba Jukwa" is causing a stir in pre-election Zimbabwe. Baba Jukwa purports to a member of President Robert Mugabe's ruling political party, but exposes details of corruption by party officials. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Zimbabwean senior researcher for Human Rights Watch Dewa Mavhinga.

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