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Nigeria's President Hopes To Push Back Boko Haram In A Month

Friday, March 20, 2015

Facing re-election in a week, Goodluck Jonathan says he thinks that all the territory seized by the extremist group can be retaken.

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Solar Eclipse Wows Parts Of Europe, Middle East And Russia

Friday, March 20, 2015

The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America to Asia.

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On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy

Friday, March 20, 2015

Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."

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Scores Killed In Mosque Attacks In Yemen

Friday, March 20, 2015

Suicide bombers strike at two Shiite mosques said to be frequented by supporters of the country's Houthi rebel movement.

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat

Friday, March 20, 2015

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks regarding a Palestinian state. Read an interview transcript.

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Friday, March 20, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep on the heels of a win for Netanyahu's Likud Party in parliamentary elections this week. Read a transcript of the interview.

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Morning Edition

Reporting On The Suddenness Of War In Syria

Friday, March 20, 2015

NPR's Deb Amos and Newsweek's Janine di Giovanni have both covered the Middle East for decades, and Syria since the beginning of the war. As the war enters its fifth year this week, Amos and Di Giovanni look back to how it started, with a quick shift from protests to brutality.

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Morning Edition

Palestinian Negotiator On Netanyahu And A Palestinian State

Friday, March 20, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks to Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, about the prospects for peace in light of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's election victory.

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Morning Edition

Charles And Camilla's Visit Rekindles Royal Ties To Kentucky

Friday, March 20, 2015

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are wrapping up a four-day U.S. visit with a stop in Louisville, Ky. Louisville has been bustling with preparations, but the city is accustomed to royal visits.

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Morning Edition

Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Friday, March 20, 2015

Nigeria's military says that, with the help of regional troops, its forces have retaken key towns captured by Boko Haram. The successes against the ISIS-linked extremist network come little more than a week before a key vote in which President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking re-election. The vote was delayed by six weeks, in part due to insecurity. Many are asking how the army was able to do in six weeks what it has failed to do these past six years.

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Obama To Iranians: 'Best Opportunity In Decades' For A Different Future

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The president's greeting marks the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran about the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

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All Things Considered

In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

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Australia Taking Over Local Government On Tiny, Bankrupt Island

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Norfolk Island, home to descendants of sailors who mutinied on the HMS Bounty in 1789, will be administered from Canberra beginning next year.

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Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

Thursday, March 19, 2015

President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.

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Morning Edition

Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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All Things Considered

Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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All Things Considered

Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.

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All Things Considered

Detained Feminists Highlight China's Crackdown On Dissent

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block interviews author Eric Fish, who's forthcoming book, China's Millennials: The Want Generation, is about Li Tingting, one of the detained Chinese feminist activists. Fish says she's drawn scrutiny from authorities who will not tolerate any form of organized dissent.

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All Things Considered

Prime Minister Netanyahu Backtracks On Palestinian State Comments

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who now says he never meant to reject the idea of a Palestinian state during parliamentary elections this week.

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All Things Considered

French National Front Party Gaining Appeal In Regional Elections

Thursday, March 19, 2015

France holds it's regional elections Sunday, and the far-right National Front party is surging in popularity after persuading voters that it is no longer on the political fringe.

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