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As Killings Continue In Syria, A Look At UN's Role

Friday night in Syria, there was the third massacre in the space of one week. This time a dozen workers found shot to death, their bodies dumped in a field. Host Scott Simon speaks with United Nations spokesperson Kieran Dwyer about the options left on the table for conflict resolution in Syria.
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Mubarak Convicted In Charges Of Protesters' Deaths

A judge in Cairo has delivered a verdict Saturday at the trial of Hosni Mubarak, the ousted Egyptian leader accused of complicity in the deaths of more than 800 anti-government protesters during last year's revolution. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells host Scott Simon that Mubarak was acquitted of corruption charges, but found guilty in connection with the killing of protesters.
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Conspiracies Swirl As Vatican Scandal Engulfs Rome

The publication of Vatican documents alleging corruption among cardinals has triggered a major crisis in the Holy See. It has shed light on a Vatican gripped by intrigue and power struggles like a Renaissance court, and some observers say it highlights the Vatican's dire need for structural reform.
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'Flame' Virus Fuels Political Heat Over Cyber Threats

A United Nations agency has raised alarms about the Flame virus, which may have been designed for use against Iran. Skeptics say the announcement was more about politics than global security.
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Ousted Egyptian Leader Mubarak Sentenced To Life In Prison

Former President Hosni Mubarak was convicted on Saturday in connection with the killing of protesters during last year's uprising. The protests pushed Mubarak to resign after nearly 30 years in power.
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Syrian Activist: 'Your Silence Is A License To Kill'

Melissa Block speaks with Hamza Oumar, an activist based in Houla, about last week's massacre in Syria that left over 100 civilians dead.
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Suu Kyi: Be Wary Of 'Reckless Optimism' In Myanmar

Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi is expected to ask for more aid and investment in her country in a speech on Friday. Suu Kyi, who is making her first visit outside Burma for 24 years, is due to addresses the South East Asia Economic Forum in Bangkok.
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Queen's 'Jubilee' Friendlier Than Past Celebrations

Robert Siegel speaks with Guardian editor Michael White about this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Britain. They mark 60 years of the queen's reign — and evolving public perceptions of the royal family.

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