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Pakistan's Prime Minister Disqualified From Office

The top court in Pakistan ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani is not eligible to hold office because of an earlier contempt conviction. For more on this development, Steve Inskeep speaks to Declan Walsh of The New York Times.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Ousted From Office By Country's Highest Court

Yousuf Reza Gilani had been convicted of contempt for refusing to investigate allegations of corruption against President Asif Ali Zardari. Now Gilani's party is looking to name a successor.
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New Zealand Couple Spends $80,000 On Bucket List

A New Zealand couple received shattering news: The husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. So they made a list of things to do before he died. Then, the New Zealand Herald says, their bad news turned into good news. The diagnosis was wrong, but now they're broke.
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Spain's Borrowing Costs Soar; Latest 'Ominous Sign' In Europe

Investors are demanding sharply higher rates. That's adding to the pressure on world leaders to do more to get Europe's financial crisis under control.
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At G-20, Obama, Putin Discuss Fighting In Syria

President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Mexico on Monday. Their meeting comes at a low point in U.S.-Russia relations. Neither country wants a civil war in Syria, but they haven't figured out a way to work out the issue.
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Egypt's Military Leaders Move To Hang On To Power

Later this week in Egypt, the official results of the presidential election will be announced. Steve Inskeep talks to Egyptian journalist and commentator Issandr El Amrani about why there haven't been mass protests over the military council's power grab during the election.
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More Civilians Joining Syria's Rebel Movement

Facing another major government offensive in central and northern Syria, rebels have expanded their presence on the ground. The army's offensive against the rebels has been so ferocious that a U.N. monitoring mission was suspended due to the violence.

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