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Contested Congo Election Fuels Fears Of Violence

A disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo has returned sitting President Joseph Kabila to power for the next five years. The opposition claims there was election fraud. Congo's influential Catholic church has voiced reservations about the conduct of the elections.
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After Boom Years, Chinese Housing Market Looks Soft

China's real estate market has boomed for years, but now there are signs of a slowdown. It comes as the world's most dynamic economy grapples with other challenges, including huge local government debt and slowing growth.
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Could A Russian Winter Follow The Arab Spring?

Tens of thousands of Russians gathered in the streets over the weekend to denounce alleged fraud in parliamentary elections earlier this month. Steve Inskeep talks to David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, about an article he's written concerning Russian's resistance to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

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