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In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery

A team of archaeologists is excavating an ancient cemetery in the Swat Valley. The site reveals the ancient Dardic community's burial and post-burial rituals, including using graves for more than one generation.

Afghans Begin New Exodus, Often At Great Cost

Reversing a decade-old trend, more Afghans are now leaving the country than are returning, as uncertainty grows over the scheduled withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014. For many Afghans, legal migration is out of reach, but that doesn't keep them from sneaking out of their homeland.

U.S. Tax Fight: The view From Asia

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin speaks with Demetri Sevastopulo, the Asia news editor for the Financial Times, about how people in Hong Kong and elsewhere in China view America's budget problems and the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Ach! No End In Sight For Berlin Airport Woes

The new international airport in Berlin has become a major embarrassment to Germany. The airport was supposed to replace the three airports that operated in the once-divided city. But with major cost overruns and safety issues, the project has been delayed three times already.

Joint U.S.-Afghan Base Attacked By Taliban In Eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press and the BBC are reporting that a joint U.S.-Afghan base in eastern Afghanistan was attacked at that fighting is taking place.

Now What? The State Of Palestinian Statehood

The U.N. General Assembly voted this week to upgrade Palestinians' status to "non-member observer state." It's a significant step, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says. But Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren says the move is actually a step back in the peace process.

High Expectations Welcome Mexico's New President

It's Inauguration Day in Mexico. New President Enrique Pena Nieto inherits a country with a mixed record. Most of Mexico is embroiled in a deadly drug war, but also boasts an economy that is doing surprisingly well — thanks to the outgoing head of state, many say.