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Murder Case Appears To Buck Trend Of Pakistani Corruption

Pakistanis generally take a bleak view of their system of law and order, which tends to be dysfunctional and corrupt. But the recent conviction of two men for murder has caught the attention of many critics with hope for reform.
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Delegations From Rival Koreas Meet At Panmunjom

The talks are the first in two years on the divided peninsula, where tensions in recent months have threatened to spark armed conflict.
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Chinese Cyber-Hacking Discussed At Obama-Xi Summit

During their two days of talks in California, the leaders reportedly enjoyed "unique, positive and constructive" discussions and forged broad agreement on North Korea.
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The Latest On The NSA Surveillance Story

The National Security Agency has reportedly asked for a criminal inquiry into leaks of classified information as Britain's Foreign Secretary defends cooperation with U.S. intelligence activities.
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China Is Building Ties With Mexico

In years past, the two countries have kept each other at arms length as they competed to manufacture cheap goods. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with Enrique Dussel Peters, a professor in Mexico City, about countries efforts build a diplomatic relationship.
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'Arab Idol' Finalist Delivers Sweet Music, Palestinian Pride

In the Arab world's version of American Idol, a young singer from the isolated Gaza Strip is hitting high notes of Palestinian hope. Supporters say a victory by Mohammad Assaf, a finalist in the competition, would be a victory for art, long neglected in Gaza.
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Extortion Common For Latin American Businesses

High crime rates are holding back economic development in Latin America. One element of the crime is extortion, which cuts into the bottom line for local businesses and ordinary citizens.

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