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Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?

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Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In Muslim communities around France, some don't believe the official version of events. In schools, some Muslim students refused to join in a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

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French Parents Cautiously Send Children Back To Jewish Schools

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Moshe Goldwaser's 9-year-old daughter goes to a Jewish day school in the Paris metro area. He talks to Audie Cornish about how he and his wife discussed what happened at the kosher market with their daughter and why they all feel reassured by the security provided by the French government.

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In France's Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear

Monday, January 12, 2015

Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

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Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms.

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

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Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

Friday, January 09, 2015

Martin Pistorius spent more than a decade unable to move or communicate, fearing he would be alone, trapped, forever. NPR's new show Invisibilia tells how his mind helped him create a new life.

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With A Son Missing, Family Questions Jordan's Mission Against ISIS

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The family of the Jordanian air force pilot recently captured in Syria has deep misgivings about the kingdom's decision to join the U.S. in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Life Flows Back Into The Waters Of Baghdad's Tigris

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Some of the loveliest cities hug great rivers: Cairo on the Nile, Paris on the Seine. Baghdad's lifeblood is the Tigris. After years of war, commuter boats and even a rowing club ply its waters again.

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With The Saudi King Ailing, Succession Speculation Begins

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

King Abdullah, who's at least 90, was hospitalized last week and Crown Prince Salman delivered an annual televised speech Tuesday. One analyst says the kingdom is stable, perhaps too much so.

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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.

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After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

Saturday, January 03, 2015

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.

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When A Rebel Is Homesick, He Might Be Willing To Surrender

Friday, January 02, 2015

To help end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Sharp sits among the banana trees and talks with the fighters about memories of the past and dreams for their children.

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Painful Virus Sweeps Central America, Gains A Toehold In U.S.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

While some Americans worried that Ebola would spread around the U.S., a new mosquito-borne virus flew right in. It sickened more than 2,000 Americans and nearly a million people across the Caribbean.

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The Prostitutes Are Not Happy. Neither Are Brides. Sex, Love And Ebola

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The prostitutes of Freetown can't find customers. A wedding planner's shop is stuffed with dresses but couples keep delaying the big day. And the condomologist reports that business isn't booming.

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In 'The Honorable Woman,' There's No One You Can Trust

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had reservations about taking on the role of Nessa Stein in the Sundance series. The conflict in the Middle East is "really complicated and it goes back so far," she says.

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Don't Bench That Dentist: A Guide To Ugandan English

Monday, December 29, 2014

The language called "Uglish" is as controversial in Uganda as Ebonics is in the U.S. And now it has its own dictionary. Is it just bad English or a legitimate local variant?

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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.

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Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The country has suffered from graft and poverty since the fall of communism 25 years ago. Can a new president and an anti-corruption crusader make a difference?

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After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Spain's monarchy decimated the Jewish population by expelling, killing or forcibly converting Jews in 1492. Now the country may offer their descendants Spanish citizenship.

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