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Rocker Gary Glitter Arrested In Connection With U.K. Sex Abuse Investigation

Glitter, born Paul Gadd, is the first person to be arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile abuse inquiry that has rocked Britain and its publicly funded broadcaster, the BBC. Glitter was released on bail until mid-December after being questioned.
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Sweden Wants Your Trash

Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden's program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.
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What's Next For China's Economy?

The global economic downturn has caught up with China, and the world's second largest economy is showing signs of slower growth. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with economists Michael Pettis and Andy Rothman about what's next for China's economy and how that might affect the U.S. and global markets.
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With Barbs, Author Becomes Literary Star In China

Han Han has boy-band good looks, drives race cars and has built a following of more than 8 million on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. He writes what many young Chinese think but dare not say publicly — criticizing everything from corrupt officials to the nation's conformist educational system.
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A Flurry Of Contradicting 'Facts' Convolutes Reality In Afghanistan

Reporting from Afghanistan is challenging in more than just a security sense. While NATO sources tend to give out minimal information, local officials often give inaccurate initial accounts. Death counts and dates don't add up, as reporters try to get their stories straight.
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On Women's Rights, Chile Is Full Of Contradictions

Chile is often heralded as the most developed country in Latin America. But the country lags far behind the region when it comes to women's rights and equality. Annie Murphy reports from Santiago.

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