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Taliban Gunmen Storm School, Kill Dozens In Pakistan

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Officials said at least 140 were killed, more than half of them students. The school is run by the military and the Taliban said they were retaliating for a recent military offensive.

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Chinese Man Cleared Of Rape, Murder 18 Years After His Execution

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chinese authorities offered a rare apology to the family of the 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia. Another man had confessed to the crime after his arrest in 2005.

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Morning Edition

YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized that the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.

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Turkey Launches Crackdown On Government Critics

Sunday, December 14, 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.

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Japan's Ruling Party Poised For Landslide In Snap Elections

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The victory is seen as a mandate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic overhaul plan, even as Japan has fallen back into recession in the second half of 2014.

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Thailand's Crown Prince Divorces Amid Reports Of Palace Intrigue

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his now ex-wife, Princess Srirasmi, have ended their 13-year marriage, the palace says.

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Hong Kong Protesters Leave The Streets, Not Their Cause

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hong Kong's final pro-democracy protest camp was removed by the police this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Frank Langfitt about the future of the movement and relations with mainland China.

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Oil Prices Go Down, Russia's Gold Buying Goes Up

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Russia, China and other emerging market countries have been buying up large quantities of gold, something governments and individuals have done for centuries during uncertain economic times.

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All Things Considered

Japan May Be In A Post-Growth Era, With Or Without Abe

Friday, December 12, 2014

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to win snap elections this weekend. But successive Japanese governments have been unable to reverse economic stagnation and the population expected to shrink by two-thirds over the next century.

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NOAA Team Finds Shipwreck Of The 'Titanic Of The Golden Gate'

Friday, December 12, 2014

In 1901, the SS City of Rio de Janeiro went down in thick fog at the entrance to San Francisco Bay, killing 128 people โ€” most of them immigrants from China and Japan.

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Vatican, Citing 'Delicate Situation,' Rejects Dalai Lama Meeting With Pope

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's an apparent reference to the Holy See's relations with China โ€” they haven't had diplomatic ties since 1949. Tibet's spiritual leader is in Rome for a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

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After Nut Rumpus, Macadamia Sales Rocket

Thursday, December 11, 2014

After a Korean Air executive was enraged by a steward's presentation of macadamia nuts in her first-class cabin, a large South Korean market reports an unlikely side effect.

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You Don't Want To Monkey Around With Monkey Malaria

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The surging and virulent strain is carried by macaques in southeast Asia. As their habitat is disrupted by development, the monkeys come in closer contact with people. And mosquitoes do the rest.

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All Things Considered

Hong Kong Demonstrators Hope End Of Protests Not An End To The Fight

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Police in Hong Kong cleared away the final pro-democracy protest campsite in the city on Thursday, ending the 75-day "occupation" of the some of the city's busiest streets.

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Fidel Castro Awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The award was set up in 2010 after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Chinese dissident. Chinese media said the former Cuban leader was honored because he didn't use force in foreign relations.

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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wilbur Sargunaraj, a YouTube star in India, tests his workaday skills in his family's village: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, and doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

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In Hong Kong, Police Clear Final 'Occupy' Protest Site

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Following months of acts of civil disobedience to demand democratic reforms, police have rousted the final bastion of what's come to be known as the Umbrella Revolution.

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Morning Edition

Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

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Officials Set To Dismantle Final 'Occupy' Camp In Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

After two months of demonstrations, police said they would clear a camp near the government offices in the Central business district. Students planned one last sit-in.

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