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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Aug 13, 2014 — The plane crashed southeast of Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, was 49.
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Aug 3, 2014 — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.
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Jul 23, 2014 — A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Vice President Biden says it appears that the Malaysia Airlines jet with nearly 300 people aboard was "blown out of the sky" over eastern Ukraine.
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May 18, 2014 — Among them are executives from the mine company. With the death toll at 301, this became Turkey's worst mining disaster.
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May 15, 2014 — After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested such accidents are unavoidable, thousands of people flocked to protests calling for his resignation.
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May 14, 2014 — Two children were seriously hurt in upstate New York after the inflatable playhouse they were in was sent high into the air by a strong gust of wind.
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May 13, 2014 — A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.
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May 13, 2014 — The country's energy minister said 780 people were working in the coal mine at the time of the accident.
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May 10, 2014 — The balloon hit power lines, and images showed the basket on fire. Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw people falling from the balloon.
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