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Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Flogged For Insulting Islam

The punishment meted out comes despite calls from the U.S. and others to cancel the punishment. Badawi's sentence partly calls for him to receive 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks.
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What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

For the latest on Friday's tense situation in Paris, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston offers information she has learned from U.S. officials who are following the standoffs.
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The French Perspective On 2 Desperate Days Following 'Hebdo' Shooting

Renee Montagne speaks with Sylvie Rottman, senior producer at France 24, for the latest on the mood of the French people, who have been rocked by the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices.
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Negotiator On The Scene In Standoff Outside Paris

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris O'Brien of the Los Angeles Times to focus on just one of the standoffs now unfolding in France — the one at the building of a printing company northeast of Paris.
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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which has had its share of setbacks.
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Between 2 Police Standoffs, Tensions Flare In Paris

Vivienne Walt, a Time magazine reporter based in Paris, offers the latest on the events involving the suspects in Wednesday's shooting at the offices of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
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Sri Lanka's Longtime President Ousted In Election Defeat

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who presided over the end of the island nation's long and brutal civil war, lost to a former ally and Cabinet minister, Maithripala Sirisena.
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The Shifting Conditions Confronting The French Hostage Negotiator

Steve Inskeep speaks with Robert McFadden, a senior vice president of the Soufan Group and a 30-year veteran of U.S. law enforcement, for details on the security situation in and around Paris.
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Reports: Suspects In Paris Magazine Attack Killed; Market Gunman Also Dead

After a dramatic double hostage standoff with police that lasted hours, the two main suspects in the attack on a satirical magazine in Paris are dead, multiple media outlets are reporting.
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Syrian Refugees Suffer Double Threat Of Severe Winter, Less Aid

As the Syrian war nears its fifth year and a bitter storm hits, refugees say this is the worst winter yet. To make matters worse, cash constraints mean they're getting less help from aid groups.

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