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Qatar's Heat May Force World Cup Schedule Changes

Controversy is heating up over the selection of Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022. Soccer's governing body is deciding whether to move the series from summer to winter because of the high temperatures during Qatar's summer months.
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Iran, U.S. Can Manage Differences, Rouhani Tells U.N.

Iran's new president has made his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly. Hassan Rouhani has been signaling that his government wants a thaw in relations with the West, and may be ready to strike a deal on Iran's suspect nuclear program. There are, however, deep suspicions on both sides.
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Examining Britain's Position On The Crisis In Syria

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leading his country's delegation to the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. In an interview with David Greene, Clegg discusses Britain's position on the Syria crisis.
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Moroccan Women Have 'Greater Opportunities' In Business

Nezha Hayat is the first woman to serve on the board of directors of a bank in Morocco. She is involved in running the Casablanca Stock Exchange, and she's pushing for more women to play decision-making roles in the country's economy. David Greene talks to Hayat about her experience rising through the ranks of a field dominated by men.
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3 Days Of Mourning Declared For Mall Siege Victims In Kenya

The attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall is over. Kenya's president said more than 60 civilians died in the four-day assault, but that more bodies could be pulled from the rubble. The attack was claimed by the militant group al-Shabab as retribution for Kenya's troops in Somalia.
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Pentagon Extends Its Reach Throughout Northern Africa

Africa has increasingly become a focus of anti-terror efforts. The U.S. is providing training and intelligence assistance to a number of countries, and is particularly concerned about the arc of countries in northern Africa, stretching from Mali to Somalia.
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U.S. Soldier Fights For Afghan Interpreter Who Saved His Life

The American military's Special Immigrant Visa Program is designed to grant those in Iraq and Afghanistan who help U.S. forces get visas, especially those whose actions put them in danger. But an interpreter who took up arms to save an American soldier and now faces Taliban death threats has been forced into hiding.
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As Artistic Freedoms Dwindle, A Tunisian Rapper Is On The Run

Rapper Klay BBJ's mother says he was arrested and beaten over a song he performed that criticized police. Human Rights Watch says his case is one in a series of prosecutions targeting artists' freedom of speech.
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Rouhani Addresses U.N. Amid Iranian Charm Offensive

Tuesday was the opening day of the UN General Assembly in New York City. President Obama opened the session. His speech was followed by addresses from a number of foreign dignitaries, including Iranian president Hassan Rouhani.
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Kenyan President: Mall Attackers 'Defeated' After Four-Day Fight

Kenyan security forces continue their work at the Nairobi mall where terrorists say they continue to hold hostages the fourth day of the siege. Officials say 67 people are known dead. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta said the attack was over but added that three floors of the mall had collapsed and bodies remained trapped in the rubble.

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