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It's Deja Vu As Pakistan's Political Crisis Deepens

Pakistan's Supreme Court has given the prime minister until Wednesday to ask Swiss authorities to reopen an old corruption investigation of President Asif Ali Zardari. The premier has refused, and the court is threatening to find him in contempt of court and remove him — as it did his predecessor.
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Message To Syria: You Can't Use Chemical Weapons On Foreigners, Either

By threatening instead to use its chemical or biological weapons against "external aggression," the Assad regime is going up against customary international humanitarian law.
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Many Muslim Olympians Get A Break On Ramadan Fasting

Hundreds of Muslim athletes are participating in the London Olympics, which officially begin Friday. But along with travel and other logistics, they're also adjusting to Ramadan, the holy month that requires them to fast.
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Olympic Economics, The Pre-Games Show

The Olympics are a great spectacle. So is the sport of figuring out whether the event is a money-maker, a financial flop or something in between.
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Dozens Dead After Iraq's Bloodiest Day This Year

A series of apparently coordinated attacks in at least 13 cities also injured hundreds of people.
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Jo Nesbo's Fiction Explores Oslo's Jagged Edges

The Norwegian author does his best to show NPR's Eric Westervelt that Oslo really does have a seedy side. In his fiction, at least, Nesbo's city is full of shady characters who draw the attention of the reckless, alcoholic detective Harry Hole.
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In 'Free' Syrian Village, A Plea For U.S. Help

While the Syrian government still has the upper hand in the country's largest cities, the rebels hold large swaths of territory in rural areas. NPR's Kelly McEvers recently returned from a week with the rebels inside Syria. Her first stop: a rebel way-station not far from the border with Turkey.
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Spain's Olympic Basketball Team Takes Aim At U.S.

Soccer gets most of the attention from Spain's sports fans, but the country's Olympic basketball team is also one of the world's best. The U.S. team is a huge favorite, but Spain has perhaps the best chance of scoring an upset.

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