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Christian Couple Killed By Mob In Latest Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Case

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In multiple instances, people accused of blasphemy against Islam have been killed or faced serious legal punishment despite evidence that is flimsy or nonexistent.

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Palestinian Slams Minivan Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem Attack

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

One person was killed and 13 were wounded. Police shot and killed the driver who left his auto and began attacking people with a metal rod. Israel described the incident as a terrorist attack.

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Morning Edition

Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Donations to fight Ebola are lower than expected. One psychologist thinks the reason may be the impact of hopelessness. A really big problem makes people less likely to give.

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What Makes Kenya's Marathon Runners The World's Best?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Kenyan distance runners won both the men's and women's divisions of Sunday's New York City Marathon. A Harvard evolutionary biologist suggests some possible reasons why.

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All Things Considered

We Are Not Slaughterers: An Iraqi Village Rejects Islamic Militants

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.

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All Things Considered

Iraq's Yazidis Appeal For Help In Finding Their Missing Women

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

U.S. airstrikes helped save thousands from the Yazidi community in northern Iraq in August. But the group says the Islamic State has seized many Yazidi women and is selling them as sex slaves.

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Grannies Taking Care Of Grannies Is Good For Everyone

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Who better to check on the health of older folks than other older folks? That's what AgeWell Global, an innovative program in South Africa, is doing.

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All Things Considered

Mexican Mayor, Wife Arrested In Connection With Missing Students

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the former Mayor of Iguala and his wife. The two are charged in the case of the forced disappearance of 43 students in September.

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For Russian Kids, A Disability Often Means Life In An Orphanage

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Nearly 30 percent of Russian children with disabilities end up in state orphanages, where they can suffer neglect and abuse at understaffed facilities, according to a human rights group.

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The App That Helps The Chinese Masses Mobilize Online

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

China's popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that's difficult in a country with strict government controls.

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Iranian Rally Marking Anniversary Of U.S. Hostage Crisis Has A Twist

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's been 35 years since the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran triggered a 444-day hostage crisis. Today saw more cries of "Down with America," plus some interesting demands from the crowd.

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Indian Supreme Court Says Ban On Female Makeup Artists Is Discrimination

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The union that represents makeup artists in the world's largest film industry bars women from doing the job. The court called it a "constitutionally impermissible discrimination."

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3 Years After Wreck, Remains Of Final Costa Concordia Victim Are Found

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Workers at a salvage yard found remains believed to be of Russel Rebello, the last victim still missing after the cruise ship capsized in January of 2012.

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All Things Considered

'Arbeit Macht Frei' Gate Stolen From Former Dachau Death Camp

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Authorities are investigating possible neo-Nazi involvement in the theft of the gate at Dachau, the first concentration camp the Nazi regime opened in Germany. A similar 2009 theft targeted Auschwitz.

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China Says It's Developed A Laser To Bring Down Drones

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The laser, China said, can destroy small-scale drones flying at a low altitude. The U.S. tested a similar system, last year. It put it aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.

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Police Capture Mexican Mayor Accused Of Ordering Student Kidnappings

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Federal police said José Luis Abarca and his wife were captured near Mexico City. Authorities say Abarca, the former mayor of Iguala, ordered local police to kidnap protesting students.

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Morning Edition

Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The African Union has threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso's military if it doesn't return power to a civilian ruler. It took control after the long-time president resigned amid violent protests.

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Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.

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400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.

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Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.

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