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Turmoil In Mali Deepens After Military Coup

Mali is in political crisis after a coup d'etat in March that toppled the president and drove him into hiding. An Islamic rebel group has taken control of the north of Mali. NPR foreign correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton discusses the rapidly changing situation from the capital city Bamako.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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'Kony 2012, Part II' Is Released

The advocacy group Invisible Children has a sequel to Kony 2012, a video about African warlord Joseph Kony that's now been watched more than 100 million times.
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In Greece, Retiree's Suicide Sparks Protests And Clashes With Police

Overnight, Molotov cocktails and tear gas canisters were flying in Athens as what had been peaceful gatherings turned violent. A 77-year-old man's public suicide has reignited anger over austerity measures. He has put a human face on financial pain.
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Bond Auction Indicates Europe's Troubles Persist

A Spanish bond auction went poorly Wednesday, suggesting that Spain may be becoming the next Greece. It was the first auction without a lot of help from the European central bank.
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The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia

News Corp., one of the world's major media powers, owns The Wall Street Journal and Fox News. In Britain, its powerful newspaper arm is at the heart of phone hacking and police bribery scandals. The driving force behind the company is its octogenarian chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, whose story began in Australia.
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Two Decades After Siege, Sarajevo Still A City Divided

Twenty years ago this week, the Bosnian war began with the siege of Sarajevo, the longest in the history of modern warfare. The siege ended more than three years later, leaving 100,000 dead — the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. Despite international intervention, ethnic fault lines in Bosnia remain deeply entrenched.

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