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British Bask In Summer Of Sporting Triumphs

Titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Tour de France are just a taste of what British sports fans have been waiting a long time to experience.
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Japan's Ruling Coalition Wins Control Of Upper House

The vote is seen as a mandate on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive monetary and fiscal stimulus programs, which have spurred growth after decades of deflation.
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Belgian King Abdicates, Crown Prince Assumes Throne

King Albert II's 20-year-reign comes to an end as his eldest son, Philippe, becomes the country's seventh monarch.
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'Rapturous' Reception Expected For Pope In Brazil

Pope Francis travels to Rio de Janeiro on Monday for Catholic World Youth Day. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks about the trip with Rocco Palmo, who writes the Catholic blog, "Whispers in the Loggia."
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A Convert Travels To World Youth Day

A South Carolina woman, new to the Catholic Church, is on her way to Brazil to see the pope. She tells Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin that she feels Francis is a role model for young Catholics.
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India's Massive Challenge Of Feeding Every Poor Person

India's government has a plan to feed 800 million poor people with subsidized food grains. Critics say it's too expensive and designed primarily to win elections next year.
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Six Men Jailed For Life In Rape Of Swiss Tourist In India

The suspects confessed to raping the 39-year-old woman in March as she and her husband were camping in the country's central state of Madhya Pradesh.
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Israel Pledges To Release Some Palestinian Detainees

The announcement comes hours after Secretary of State John Kerry said the two sides had agreed in principle to restart peace talks that collapsed five years ago.
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Man Injured After Triggering Bomb In Beijing Airport

China's state media says the alleged bomber was the only person wounded in the the incident at the airport terminal.
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The Spanish Aristocrat Who Works For North Korea

A Spaniard born to privilege, Alejandro Cao de Benos is now a staunch defender of North Korea, where he lives half the year and works to promote its ideology.

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