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China's Air Pollution: Is The Government Willing To Act?
There is some political willingness, but because China is highly decentralized politically the Communist Party has only limited influence over provincial governments and how they regulate their dirty factories. The powerful state-owned oil companies have also resisted pressure to produce cleaner-burning fuel.
Iranian Council: Ex-President Rafsanjani Unfit To Run Again
The Iranian presidential election is just weeks away, and voters are faced with a very narrow range of pro-regime candidates to choose from. All the high-profile or independent candidates have been eliminated by the Guardian Council. One man considered unfit to run has already held the post of president.
Can This Man Bring Silicon Valley To Yangon?
A Stanford MBA who used to work for Google returned to Myanmar to be an Internet entrepreneur. But it's tough to start an Internet company in a country where the power goes out every day.
Four Arrested After British Soldier Hacked To Death In London
The two men charged with killing a British soldier in south London on Wednesday were apparently on a government watch list, raising questions about why authorities were unable to prevent the attack.
One Of London Attack Suspects Had Troubled Past
Robert Siegel speaks with Sandra Laville, crime correspondent for The Guardian, about what's known about the suspect in the Woolwich attack in London on Wednesday.
Syrian Rebels Continue To Clash With Hezbollah-Backed Forces
Robert Siegel speaks with Anne Barnard, Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times, about clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces backed by Hezbollah fighters.
More Young Syrians Flee Home Lives To Face The Unknown
Over the past few months, the security situation in the Syrian capital Damascus has been deteriorating. For many Damascenes, the city they always called home is no longer a livable place. They can't make a living anymore, and everyday is a risk that tempts fate. In an exodus from Damascus, many young professionals are abandoning their lives at home to flee abroad and face the unknown.
A Look Ahead To The Flash Point In The South China Sea
Beijing continues to pressure its neighbors over strings of disputed areas in the South China Sea that reportedly hold massive deposits of oil and gas. The ongoing disputes raise serious questions about China's goals in the region and how the United States should address escalating tensions.
Pitbull Gets 'Epic': 'You Constantly Have To Defend Your Success'
Armando Christian Perez — better known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide — has sold five million albums and had No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries. He tells NPR's Michel Martin about using music as an escape and playing a well-dressed toad in the animated film Epic.
Reports: Obama To Limit Drones, Urge Action On Guantanamo
The president is set to deliver Thursday what's being billed as a major address on national security. Officials are telling news outlets that he'll be addressing two controversial topics: The use of drones to kill suspected terrorists; and the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
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