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Philippine Navy Still Hopes For Survivors From Ferry Crash

Some 35 people are confirmed dead and 80 still missing after a collision between the MV Thomas Aquinas and a cargo ship near Cebu on Friday.
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Egypt Tense After Bloody Crackdown On Protests

The army has kept several large squares locked down on Sunday in an effort to prevent further demonstrations, a day after security forces stormed a mosque where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi were holed up.
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Egypt On Edge After A Week Of Deadly Violence

Clashes continue between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and those who support the military which pushed him out of power. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the latest news.
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Executions In China Declining

Though the numbers are a state secret, it's believed that some 3,000 people were put to death last year. That's down from an average of 15,000 per year in the 1990s. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Gady Epstein, China correspondent for The Economist magazine.
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Japan Seeks 'Escape From Postwar Regime'

It's been 68 years since Japan surrendered to Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II. NPR's Beijing correspondent, Anthony Kuhn, joins host Rachel Martin to discuss Japan's current military ambitions and the grave concerns in China and Korea that Japan is on the way to forgetting its wartime past.
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Attacks On Egypt's Christians Increase

Egypt's Christian communities have been targets of violence from pro-Morsi forces who are angry that Christians have been supporters of Egypt's military. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Rev. Mikhail, a pastor in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Cairo Mosque Is A Protest Flashpoint

Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque and cleared it of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who had holed up for hours there on Saturday. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin gets the latest from reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous.
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Obama Struggles To Find Effective Egypt Policy

The Obama administration is deploring the military-backed interim government's use of violence against protesters, but it's not punishing the Egyptian military by cutting off aid.
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What's Next For Egypt: 3 Scenarios

Egyptians are no longer talking about how to build a democracy. The fear now is that the country could be flirting with civil war.
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Egypt Continues To Slip Further Into Chaos, Violence

Security forces cleared a central Cairo Mosque Saturday, where hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi had gathered overnight. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, charged with murder and terrorism. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the ongoing crisis.

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