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Hondurans To Elect New President On Sunday

Eight candidates are vying for the office in a race that has tightened in recent weeks. The top-two contenders include the candidate from the ruling party that has been in power since 2009 and the wife of the former president who was deposed by the military four years ago.

The European Union Says It Wants To Join The Drone Club

Seven EU countries said they would form a club to produce military drones. The European project would join drones made by the U.S., Israel and more recently China.
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Iran's Nuclear Deal

Iran has signed a historic agreement that will slow its uranium enrichment program in exchange for a loosening of international sanctions. We examine the deal and its detractors.


Everything You Wanted To Know About An Afghan Loya Jirga

President Hamid Karzai has called together this "grand assembly" of Afghan elders and community leaders to help decide the future role of the U.S. military in the war-ravaged country.

Walking The World: 7 Years And Counting

Paul Salopek is on a seven year trek, literally walking around the world - and he's posting photos, videos, and comments about his journey online. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Salopek, and education advisor Homa Tavangar, about the different things kids can learn by seeing the world through Paul's eyes.

Three Women May Have Spent 30 Years As Slaves In London

Police suspect that a couple held three women against their will for three decades, forcing them to do domestic work. A Scotland Yard detective says he's "never seen anything of this magnitude."

Saudi Arabia's Global Arms Shopping Spree

The Saudis accounted for a quarter of all sales by Germany. It's part of an emerging pattern of weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia and its neighbor United Arab Emirates. Both countries are major customers of the U.S., the world's No. 1 arms seller.

Family Asks North Korea To Release 85-Year-Old American

Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, Calif., was about to leave after a tour of the communist country. But he hasn't been seen since Oct. 26, when a military officer asked him to get off a plane that was about to take off.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. announces a tentative security deal with Afghanistan. Talks on Iran's nuclear program resume in Geneva. And a Beirut suicide bombing heightens fears Lebanon will be drawn into Syria's war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty

Afghan and U.S. officials have agreed on a draft security pact, but Afghan elders are debating whether to approve it. President Obama has told Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the U.S. would conduct raids on homes only under "extraordinary circumstances."