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Dry Cleaner Opens In World's Most Dangerous City

This week, a dry cleaner opened in the ruined Somali capital of Mogadishu. It's the first dry cleaner, according to the BBC, in the 25 years since the city has been overrun by warlords and al-Qaida-linked militants.
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Reports Swirl That Spain Will Seek Bailout

One day after seeing its sovereign debt downgraded to just above junk status, Spain is dealing with reports that it's about to ask the other eurozone nations to help rescue its beleaguered banks.
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Blood, Flesh, Gore At Site Of Suspected Massacre In Syria

There's evidence of "serious violence" at a village where activists say dozens died. United Nations monitors and journalists reached the scene today. The killings reportedly happened on Wednesday.
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Annan Pleads For More Help Resolving Syrian Crisis

Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan meets in Washington with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday. He wants the U.S. to buy into his latest effort to promote peace in Syria. Annan says there must be consequences for the Syrian government for not implementing the previous peace plan.
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Revolutionary Road Trip Travels Next To Libya

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep is continuing a road trip through nations of the Arab Spring. As he prepared to travel from Tunisia into Libya, he spoke with a journalist who's covered Libya for years. Lindsey Hilsum is the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution.
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Russia Refuses To Change Its Position On Syria

Russia said recently it's not wedded to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad but that it wants to see Syrians come up with their own solution to the crisis there. Russia has been against foreign intervention in Syria from the beginning. David Greene talks to George Mason University's Mark Katz about whether Russia could be poised to change its position on Syria.
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Speculation Grows Over Spanish Bank Rescue

It's been a roller coaster week for Spain, amid speculation that it can't afford to rescue its troubled banks and might need European aid. Spain held a successful bond auction Thursday, but shortly afterward, the Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country's credit rating.
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Venezuela's Cancer-Stricken Chavez To Seek 4th Term

The deadline is approaching for candidates in Venezuela to register if they want to run for president. Incumbent Hugo Chavez is expected to register on Monday. He's had multiple surgeries for cancer and hasn't been seen in public for some time. Chavez's main challenger is expected to be 39-year-old Henrique Capriles.

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