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10:59 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Piracy Dips To A New Low On The High Seas

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We're going to turn our attention now to piracy. There have been a string of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia over the past few years. One was the basis of an Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Hanks.

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Middle East
10:59 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Syrian Doctor Cares For Refugees In Turkey

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Afghanistan
10:59 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Opium Poppy Growth Booming In Afghanistan

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

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Middle East
10:59 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Effect Monday

The deal is only an interim one, but it is the first step in yet another effort to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute, who does not believe that this deal is a good one. Pletka is the co-author of Containing and Deterring a Nuclear Iran.

Middle East
10:59 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Syria's Main Opposition Agrees To Peace Talks

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. In a close vote, Syria's political opposition agreed to attend peace talks this week in Switzerland. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the decision as courageous. The vote clears the way for the first face-to-face negotiations in a war that has devastated Syria and destabilized the region. NPR's Deborah Amos has been following the latest developments from Beirut. Good morning, Deb.

DEBORAH AMOS, BYLINE: Good morning.

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