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The headlines are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Tuesday's stories range from who can use the word Allah to describe God to the massive bushfires in Australia.

Australian Wildfires Threaten Sydney

Sydney, Australia, is suffering under a blanket of smoke and officials are sounding air quality alerts because of vast wildfires in the area. And it's still early in the fire season. Steve Inskeep talks to Stuart Cohen for the latest.

Election In Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Town Tests Gender Norms

"It's a new thing. I hope it will be accepted, but I'm not so sure," one resident says about women running for town council. "Here women who express themselves aren't seen as a good thing."

Starbucks Gets Called Out By Chinese State Media Over Prices

Chinese state-run media is accusing Starbucks of charging more for coffee in China than other markets. According to a report, a small — or tall — latte sells for about $4.50 in Beijing. Compare that to $3.43 for the same latte in Brooklyn.

Human Rights Group Investigates Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Amnesty International released a new report on Tuesday on U.S. drone strikes along Pakistan's chaotic border region with Afghanistan.

Unrest Erupts In Egypt After Attack On Christian Wedding

Christians in Cairo are planning protests a day after an attack on a wedding party left three dead and 18 wounded. The Muslim Brotherhood condemned the attack.

Fugitive Arrest: Former Banking Executive Caught In Italy

Italian police have arrested a former UBS bank executive who is wanted in the United States on charges that he helped wealthy clients evade billions in U.S. taxes. Raoul Weill became a fugitive after a federal grand jury indicted him in 2008.

Indian Police: Crew Member From Detained U.S. Ship Tried Suicide

The chief engineer of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, one of 35 arrested for allegedly carrying illegal weapons, was reportedly prevented by cellmates from killing himself.

Burundi Genocide Survivor: Running Eases Mind

Twenty years ago today, Burundi's first democratically elected Hutu president was assassinated by Tutsi extremists. It sparked a genocide. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with survivor Gilbert Tuhabonye about how forgiveness — and running — helped him heal.

Britain To Build New Nuclear Plant, Bucking European Trend

The plant, to be built by a French company, would be the first in Britain in 20 years. France and Britain are among the few European nations that are planning an energy future with a strong nuclear component. Across much of the continent, existing plants are being phased out, most notably in Germany.