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Cairo Protests Sparked By Anti-Islam Trailer Continue

In Egypt, protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy for the third day in a row Thursday. The Cairo protests were fueled by anger over an anti-Islam film produced by an Egyptian Christian living in California. But is the anger being displayed outside the embassy widely felt by Egyptians?

Monkey, New To Science, Found In Central Africa

A scientist discovered the first lesula specimen being kept as a pet in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.

Welcome To The New Middle East?

The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?

Gorillas And Guerrillas Share The Troubled Congo

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to 200 endangered mountain gorillas, about a quarter of the world's total. In recent months, a new insurgent group has taken over gorilla habitat. Despite it all, the gorilla population has been rising.

Understanding Muslim Anger Over 'Insulting' Film

Protests over a video insulting the Prophet Mohammad have spread throughout the Muslim world. Host Michel Martin discusses reactions and why it has elicited such anger with Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara and Georgetown University Professor John Esposito. Advisory: This segment may be uncomfortable for some listeners.

'Missing' Chinese Leader Gets Official Mention

Xi Jinping hasn't been seen or heard since Sept. 1, leading to speculation of an injury that might prevent him from assuming the presidency next month.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The United States and Libya agreed to cooperate to find out who was responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Protests over an American-made video mocking Islam spread to Yemen. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the U.S. to draw clearer "red lines" for a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. And in China, speculation grew over the absence of Vice President and expected next President Xi Jinping. Thom Shanker of The New York Times, Courtney Kube of NBC News and Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers.