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Drone Strikes Tracked Near Afghan-Pakistan Border

Pakistani journalist Pir Zubair Shah has been following drone strikes in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than half a decade. He talks to Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about his recent article in Foreign Policy magazine titled "My Drone War."
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After Quran Burnings, U.S. To Review Afghan Mission

The deadly violence in Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans by the U.S. military has brought the American-led NATO mission to a crossroads. Among the dead have been four Americans — two of them by an Afghan policeman inside a supposedly highly secure government ministry building. The U.S. pulled all its advisers from those ministries.
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Japanese Autos Lead 'Consumer Reports' Ranking

Japanese automakers hold down the top spots in the annual auto quality rankings by Consumer Reports. Honda lost the top spot to Subaru. A spokesman for Consumer Reports said that while U.S. automakers trailed the pack, the gap had narrowed.
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Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer

Spring brings in one very unusual business in northern Canada: iceberg harvesting. Every spring, icebergs break off Greenland and float south. For residents of Newfoundland, on Canada's Atlantic coast, icebergs are a regular seasonal sight, but they still have some special qualities that Newfoundlanders are serving up with a dash of alcohol.
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For Leap Day Only, A Rare Newspaper Goes To Print

At newsstands across France on Wednesday, readers will delight to a humorous broadsheet published every four years — on leap day. The quadrennial newspaper attracts readers with its satire. Its newsroom is a restaurant; the writers fuel themselves with Champagne.
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How Far Will The Changes In Myanmar Go?

Myanmar is opening up, after a nominally civilian government replaced a decades-old military regime last year and began political changes. The metamorphosis is occurring from the top down. But crucial questions remain unanswered, and it's unclear whether the moves are permanent.

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