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Rushdie Decries 'Mindset Of The Fanatic' That Sparks Anti-American Protests

"Something has gone wrong in the Muslim world," says the author of The Satanic Verses, who has been marked by a "death sentence" for more than two decades. The latest anti-American protests, which spread to Kabul today, are evidence of that in his view.

South Korean Men Embrace Makeup, Skin Care

A market research firm finds that South Korea consumes more than 20 percent of the world's male skincare products. A popular South Korean catchphrase is: Appearance is power.

Violent Protests Sparked By Anti-Islam Film Ebb

The violent protests in the Middle East and Africa — sparked by a film insulting Mohammad — have subsided. But there is still plenty of tension.

Something's 'Gone Wrong Inside The Muslim World'

Following last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya over an anti-Islam movie, parallels have been drawn to a novel published in 1988. Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses angered Muslims around the world, and prompted Iran's leader to call for the author's death. Rushdie talks to Steve Inskeep about some of the reasons behind the recent violence.

China Threatens Japan With Trade Retaliation

China's state-run media is warning Japan could endure another lost decade of economic stagnation, if Beijing resorts to trade retaliation. This comes after a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea.