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Japanese Carmakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

About 3.4 million vehicles produced since 2000 are subject to the recall due to faulty airbag inflators.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The world braces for a possible missile launch by North Korea. Al-Qaida in Iraq merges with a Syrian rebel group. And the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Amid Korean Tensions, Kerry To visit Seoul

There are expectations that North Korea might test fire a missile or missiles in the next few days in a gesture of defiance. U.S. and South Korean forces are on heightened alert, and relations with the North will be the prime topic of talks when Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul on Friday.

How Hugo Chavez's Policies Affected Ordinary Venezuelans

Ahead of this weekend's election to elect a successor to the late President Hugo Chavez, Morning Edition visits a poor neighborhood which was a center of support for Chavez during his 14 years in power.

Mon Dieu! Louvre Shuts For A Day Over Pickpockets

Striking workers say the pickpockets who operate inside the galleries have become increasingly aggressive.
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Hunger Strike At Guantanamo Prison

More than half the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Most of the inmates are still being held without charges. The unclear future of Guantanamo.


Mexican Film Lampoons The Rich And Sparks National Discussion

A new Mexican film pokes fun at the cluelessness of the country's rich and shows the stark income gap in this country where 40 percent live in extreme poverty and is home to the richest man in the world.