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Tensions Simmering 1 Year After Arab Spring

The nations that were touched by that movement are still struggling with uncertainty — from the violence in Syria, to confusion in Yemen and unease with Egypt's elections. Host Michel Martin and Al Jazeera Washington bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara discuss those issues, and rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
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Drink Coffee? Off With Your Head!

By now, many New Year's resolvers are finding out how difficult it is to give up caffeine. History brims over with coffee-lovers who couldn't bring themselves to quit the bean — even when they faced decapitation.
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'Get On Board!' Coast Guard Officer Rages At Italian Cruise Ship Captain

The death toll from Friday's crash off the coast of Tuscany has risen to at least 11. The ship's captain is accused of manslaughter. He allegedly abandoned the ship before some passengers were off. You can hear him be ordered to get back on board.
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Hopes Are Fading For Missing In Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

Divers and rescue personnel are still trying to reach areas of the cruise ship Costa Concordia that haven't yet been explored in a bid to see if any of the 29 people who remain unaccounted for after Friday's crash off the Italian coast are alive.
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Social Media Advances 'Revolution' In Egypt

Egyptian cyber activist and former Google executive Wael Ghonim talks to Steve Inskeep about his new book Revolution 2.0, which chronicles his role, and that of social media, in the toppling the regime of Hosni Mubarak.
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Russia's Debt Rating Downgraded Over Protests

Fitch rating agency has downgraded its outlook on Russia's debt rating from positive to stable. The agency indicated the recent widespread protests in Moscow and other cities were behind the downgrade.
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China's Rich Consider Leaving Growing Nation

Many Americans believe the future belongs to China, but the view from within the growing nation is more guarded. Recent surveys by two of China's biggest banks found most of the nation's richest people are thinking about establishing residency in another country or switching their citizenship altogether in order to protect their wealth.

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