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Asian Nations Meet on Island Disputes Asian Nations Meet on Island Disputes
MANILA — Delegates with the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a handful of East Asian countries and other Western powers skirted controversy over the heated issue of conflicting claims in Asia-Pacific waters during a meeting this week in the Philippines. Diplomats joined security experts, maritime officials and others to discuss regional cooperation, the protection of marine resources and trade routes at a time when there has been growing tension over territorial disputes throughout the...
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Sudanese Presidents Reach Deal on Oil, Demilitarized Zone Sudanese Presidents Reach Deal on Oil, Demilitarized Zone
The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to set up a demilitarized border zone and resume oil exports, but left several major security questions unresolved.Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir plan to sign the deal Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They held four days of talks aimed at preventing the possible outbreak of another war.South Sudan cut off oil exports through Sudanese pipelines in January over a disagreement in transit fees. The lack of oil...
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Housing: How Capitalism and Planning Can Co-Habit Housing: How Capitalism and Planning Can Co-Habit
Did Britain’s New Labour party conspire against land development? Is it responsible for outdated, “socialist” land planning policies? The British Conservative Party’s favourite think tank, Policy Exchange, would have us think so. Its latest report aims to demonstrate that the British planning system is socialist rather than capitalist. Why Aren’t We Building Enough Attractive Homes? - Myths, misunderstandings and solutions, by Alex Morton takes on the British planning system that dates from the 1947...
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Meadmaker Bottles A Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa Meadmaker Bottles A Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa
Hide caption A bee gathers pollen from goldenrod, a wildflower honey that's popular with meadmakers, in Scarborough, Me. Melissa Beuoy/for NPR Hide caption Maine Mead Works uses yeast to ferment its honey that originated on a ginger root brought over from South Africa by scientist and mead expert Garth Cambray. Melissa Beuoy/for NPR Hide caption An ancient beehive sits on a shelf at Maine Mead Works meadery in Portland, Me. Melissa Beuoy/NPR Hide caption Maine Mead Works sells...
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It's A Panda! Cub Is Born At National Zoo It's A Panda! Cub Is Born At National Zoo
Enlarge Fang Zhe /Xinhua /Landov Mei Xiang, who gave birth overnight, enjoying a piece of fruit on Dec. 19, 2011, at the National Zoo. Fang Zhe /Xinhua /Landov Mei Xiang, who gave birth overnight, enjoying a piece of fruit on Dec. 19, 2011, at the National Zoo. There's great excitement at Washington's National Zoo this morning, where they're reporting "we have a giant panda cub!" Officials write that, "according to chief veterinarian Suzan Murray: "Mei Xiang is behaving exactly the same way she...
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Kid Koala: All Roads Lead To The Blues Kid Koala: All Roads Lead To The Blues
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET September 22, 2012 Corinne Merrell/Courtesy of the artist Kid Koala's new album is titled 12 Bit Blues. Eric San, who goes by the name Kid Koala, plays the blues. But just as Kid Koala isn't a traditional blues name like Blind Lemon Jefferson or Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss, he isn't a standard blues man. Kid Koala is a DJ. Big turntables, fast hands, scratching old-fashioned vinyl records — the...
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Manning's Mental Health Focus Of Pretrial Hearing Manning's Mental Health Focus Of Pretrial Hearing
FORT MEADE, Md. November 28, 2012, 05:14 am ET FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The mental health of a U.S. Army private is the focus of a pretrial hearing on charges that he gave classified information to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks. The hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning resumes Wednesday at Fort Meade in Maryland. He's seeking dismissal of the case, alleging he was illegally punished before trial by being held in needlessly harsh conditions. The defense is seeking testimony from an officer whose...
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Burst Of Protest In Egypt But No Revolution, Yet Burst Of Protest In Egypt But No Revolution, Yet
Enlarge AP Pro-democracy demonstrators occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday night. The writing on the tent reads, "Egypt is not a farm, Constitution party, Egypt for Egyptians." AP Pro-democracy demonstrators occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday night. The writing on the tent reads, "Egypt is not a farm, Constitution party, Egypt for Egyptians." Cairo's Tahrir Square was nearly empty as the sun rose Saturday. A few demonstrators camped out overnight after mass protests on Friday condemned...
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Throngs Follow Space Shuttle Endeavour On Its Final Journey Throngs Follow Space Shuttle Endeavour On Its Final Journey
Hide caption At every turn of Endeavour's stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches and front yards. JEFF GRITCHEN/AFP/Getty Images Hide caption In an instant, the shuttle crossings became part of history. JEFF GRITCHEN/AFP/Getty Images Hide caption Having escaped out of Earth's atmosphere two dozen times, Endeavour's slow-speed trek Saturday to its retirement center took...
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Officials: Pakistani Schoolgirl Attacker Was Detained, Released in 2009 Officials: Pakistani Schoolgirl Attacker Was Detained, Released in 2009
Pakistani officials say one of two Taliban militants suspected of shooting a Pakistani schoolgirl and sparking international condemnation was detained in 2009 but subsequently released.Authorities identified the alleged assailant Thursday as Attaullah and say the Pakistani military captured him during its offensive into the northwest Swat Valley three years ago.  They detained him because of his suspected ties to the Pakistani Taliban, which controlled the area at the time.Now, officials believe...
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