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Consulate Attack Preplanned, Libya's President Says

In an exclusive interview with NPR in Benghazi, President Mohamed el-Megarif says foreigners infiltrated Libya over the past few months, planned the attack and used Libyans to carry it out. But U.S. officials say they have no evidence the attack was preplanned.

Second Day Of Anti-Japan Protests Rock China

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets to denounce Japan's purchase of a disputed chain of uninhabited islands in the South China Sea. This rising tide of anti-Japanese nationalism is now escalating into violence, with some Japanese businesses reporting attacks.

In Wake Of Violence, Pope Addresses Middle East

Pope Benedict XVI is in Lebanon for a three-day visit that follows the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The Vatican has been promoting this trip as a pilgrimage of peace for the entire region.

Rwanda's Economy: An Unlikely Success Story

President Paul Kagame has changed the country by tackling problems that have plagued other African economies. He's also taking cues from East Asia's "Tiger" economies. But it's not all good news: Most citizens are still poor, and rights groups routinely blast Kagame.

Attackers Of Base In Afghanistan Wore U.S. Uniforms

Coalition authorities say the insurgents that attacked British military base Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which killed two U.S. Marines, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms.

South African Police Crack Down On Striking Miners

Police firing rubber bullets and tear gas sent men, women and children scattering as they herded them into their shacks. Saturday's show of force follows a government vow to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who have stopped work at seven mines northwest of Johannesburg.

Foreign Policy Pulls Political Focus

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ron Elving about where the candidates stand in the 2012 presidential race, including their responses to the volatility in the Middle East.