• 6:34pm Jan 27, 2013
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    Egyptian President Declares State Of Emergency

    Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi on Sunday declared a state of emergency in the three cities most disrupted by clashes with protesters. Weekends on All Things Considered host Robert Smith speaks with NPR's Leila Fadel about the situation.
  • 9:17am Jan 27, 2013
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    Netanyahu Must Turn Fractured Results Into A Government

    Voters appear to have re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to another term. But his right-wing alliance suffered serious losses. Center and left parties defied the polls and won half the seats in parliament.
  • 6:34pm Jan 26, 2013
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    Predictions, Warnings Round Out World Economic Forum

    The World Economic Forum ended Saturday in Davos, Switzerland, and Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times gives weekends on All Things Considered host Robert Smith a debrief on the week's events and why predictions made there are so often wrong.
  • Mohammad Afzaal, a 35-year-old house painter from northeastern Pakistan, has signed up for a voluntary repatriation program run by the International Organization of Migration and financed by the European Commission.
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    5:36pm Jan 26, 2013
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    EU Money Sends Migrants Stuck In Greece Home

    For years, most undocumented immigrants have been entering the European Union through Greece. They intend to settle in richer countries, but strict border controls and a broken asylum system means they end up not leaving Greece. Many are now turning to an EU-funded repatriation program that will pay their way home.
  • 1:19pm Jan 24, 2013
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    Algeria Attack A 'Wake-Up Call' For Energy Companies

    Investors didn't panic after last week's attack, and oil and gas prices held steady. But if the attack on the gas complex signals the beginning of a new phase of terrorism in North Africa, energy companies and governments will need to make new assessments of the risks and benefits of investments.
  • 1:19pm Jan 24, 2013
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    Report Blasts India's Treatment Of Women

    A panel reviewing sexual offenses in India has submitted its report to the government almost a month after the rape and murder of a female student in New Delhi. The report says India systemically discriminates against women, and does little to respond to violence against them.
  • Du Xin, the "Chinese Gunther," owns Central Perk in Beijing. That's not all he has in common with Gunther on the show. "I love Rachel," he sighs.
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    8:53pm Jan 23, 2013
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    'Friends' Will Be There For You At Beijing's Central Perk

    A Chinese man in Beijing has set up a cafe identical to the New York hangout on the hit TV show. For owner Du Xin, Friends is "like a religion" — and he's not the only one. He's opened a second Central Perk in Shanghai, capitalizing on the Chinese fondness for the six friends and their laid-back, freewheeling lives.
  • Health workers in Nepal culled chickens and destroyed eggs following an outbreak of bird flu in Kathmandu in October 2012.
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    8:53pm Jan 23, 2013
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    Scientists Put An End To Moratorium On Bird Flu Research

    After researchers created versions of the bird flu virus that could spread more easily, critics began to worry that the work could spawn a pandemic if a virus escaped from the lab. After halting their work for more than a year, scientists now say the benefits outweigh the risks, and they are set to restart their experiments.