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Letter to Mexican drug cartels

A journalist for the Mexican newspaper, el Diario, was shot last week. This is the second journalist from the paper to be murdered in two years. The editors have just published an open letter to various drug cartels. The World's William Troop reports.

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Taliban threaten Afghan elections

Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. GlobalPost.com correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.

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Pakistani politician murdered

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Fahad Desmukh in Karachi, Pakistan about the murder of a prominent member of Pakistan's MQM political party. The murder occurred in London, but the ripple effect is being felt in Pakistan's largest city.

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Arrests in plot against pope

Six people in London were arrested today in connection with an alleged plot against Pope Benedict during his state visit to the British capital. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Laura Lynch in London.

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Voices from Jerusalem

It's been a busy week for Mideast diplomats. The World's Matthew Bell has been gauging public opinion on both sides of the divide. Friday he visited the Mehane Yehuda market in downtown Jerusalem and brings us these voices.

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Africa's Ajami writing system

Ajami is a whole writing system used by many Africans to conduct business transactions, to keep family histories, and to write poetry. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how scholars are only now coming to understand and appreciate the value of Ajami.