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Why Libyan Prime Minister Was Kidnapped, Then Freed

Ali Zeidan was abducted and then released last week after the U.S. raided Tripoli to capture a senior al-Qaida suspect. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with professor Dirk Vandewalle, author of A History of Modern Libya, about Zeidan's many opponents and the role of militias in Libya.
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Kerry, Afghans Reach Deal On Troop Withdrawal

In marathon talks in Kabul, Secretary of State John Kerry persuaded the reluctant Afghan president to agree to a deal on the planned withdrawal of American troops next year. While some questions about the agreement remain unresolved, it marks a diplomatic victory for Kerry. Now it is up to Karzai to sell it to his people.
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Cyclone Ravages India's East Coast

A massive evacuation effort appears to have saved many lives, but Cylcone Phailin flooded villages and destroyed homes. Financial Times South Asia bureau chief Victor Mallet speaks with host Rachel Martin about the extent of the damage.
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A Decade On, A Boy, A Ball And A West Bank Wall

Ishaq Amer's home was cut off from his Palestinian village when Israel erected a separation barrier around the West Bank. More important to the 13-year-old at the time was that he was cut off from his soccer buddies. An American boy saw a documentary about Ishaq's family and wanted to know what happened to them.
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For Myanmar's Kachin Rebels, Life Teeters Between War, Peace

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has struggled to end the ethnic insurgencies that have long divided the country. Now, the Kachin — the last of the insurgent groups that have been fighting the government — have signed a preliminary agreement that could end the conflict.
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Cyclone Inflicts Massive Damage Along Indian Coast

Cyclone Phailin, the strongest to hit India in more than a decade, weakened Sunday after making landfall.
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The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News

This week, Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about the latest trend in Uruguay's YouTube scene and one young woman who gained a following with her love of science.
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U.S. And Afghanistan Reach Partial Security Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wraps up his visit to Kabul after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the continuing U.S. presence in Afghanistan.
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Taken By The Taliban: A Doctor's Story Of Captivity, Rescue

Dilip Joseph was working for an international aid organization in Afghanistan when he was kidnapped by the Taliban last year. He was in captivity for several days before being rescued by a team of Navy SEALs.
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'God Loves Uganda': How Religion Fueled An Anti-Gay Movement

In the documentary, director Roger Ross Williams explores the role of American evangelicals in the anti-gay movement there. Williams and Christopher Senyonjo, an excommunicated Anglican bishop, discuss the collision of religion and politics.

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