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Mo Ibrahim: The 'Bill Gates Of Africa'

Mobile communications entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist, Mohamed 'Mo' Ibrahim is optimistic about the continent's future. He's invested millions of dollars to support good governance there. Host Michel Martin sits down with Ibrahim to talk about Africa's economic and social development.
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Rape Of Five-Year-Old Incites Rage In India

The brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in India has caused a public outcry there, and led to the arrest of two men. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anand Giridharadas, columnist at The New York Times about what the case says about how India handles sexual assault crimes.
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Google Agrees To Change Display Of Search Results In Europe

Among other things, the tech giant says it will more clearly label results from its own services and more prominently display competitors' results.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. is pressing for a comprehensive United Nations investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria. Canada foils a terror plot to derail a passenger train. And the deadly collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh. A panel of journalists provides analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh Factory

More than 200 have died and hundreds more are trapped beneath rubble at the site of the garment factory collapse near the capital, Dhaka.
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These Days, More And More Chinese Have Driven A Ford Lately

For years Ford was an also-ran in China, but it has ambitious plans to change that. Last year, sales in China were up more than 30 percent, and the Ford Focus was the country's best-selling car.
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First Western War In Afghanistan Was An 'Imperial Disaster'

In 1839, Great Britain and Russia were playing the world map like a chessboard — and for no reason other than geography, Afghanistan got caught in the middle. In Return of a King, historian William Dalrymple tells the story of Britain's calamitous invasion.

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