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China Mission A Leap Toward Larger Space Goals

China is expected to launch its first manned mission to dock at an orbiting space laboratory Saturday. Host Scott Simon talks with Dean Cheng, a research fellow with the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.

Egyptians Vote President To Succeed Mubarak

Egyptians begin voting in a two-day presidential runoff election Saturday. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

Militant Territory Cleared In Yemen, For Now

The Yemeni government backed by U.S. advisers say they are pushing out al-Qaida and allied groups in southern Yemen. In one town, the streets are deserted and the buildings are riddled with bullets. In another, residents who sympathize with the militants say they are simply awaiting their return.

Greek Leftist Leader Up For 'Worst Job' In Europe

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza party, was an obscure politician whose squabbling leftist coalition was best known for encouraging sit-ins and anti-austerity demonstrations. But after coming in second place in the May Greek elections, pollsters say his party could win Sunday's revote.

Egyptian Protestor: Candidates Don't Represent Me

For more on the Egyptian Presidential runoff, Melissa Block speaks with Egyptian human rights activist, Dalia Ziada. She participated in the Tahrir Square protests that helped lead to governmental reforms and she unsuccessfully ran for parliament.

Egypt Shake Up A 'Coup With A Legal Framework'

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister will square off over the weekend in a runoff election for president. Unlike the first round in May, many Egyptians are thinking about staying away from the polls because neither candidate is well liked.