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In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing

Great political speech-making is dying out, thanks to the sound bite and the Tweet. But oratory's essential for anyone vying for votes in Pakistan.
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Jordanians Weigh Risks And Rewards Of Being A Close U.S. Ally

Jordan has joined the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. A training base in Jordan, paid for in part by the U.S., symbolizes the two countries close and sometime controversial alliance.
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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

A woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called "indecent dress." Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.
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Eastern Ukraine Fighting Delays Identifying Airline Crash Victims

It's been four months since a civilian airliner was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. While many bodies have been identified, human remains are still being recovered from the crash site.
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Iconic Lebanese Singer Sabah Dies At 87

Sabah rose to fame in Egypt in the 1950s and became a household name across the Arab world, known for her powerful voice and bold persona.
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U.S. Is Home To 1.5 Million Undocumented Asian Immigrants

The majority of undocumented workers in the U.S. come from Latin America, but there are still huge numbers from elsewhere in the world. Renee Montagne talks to immigration attorney Muzaffar Chishti.
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Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.
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Foreigners Targeted In Multiple Kabul Attacks

There were multiple attacks targeting Westerners in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, on the same day the Afghan parliament approved an agreement to allow some U.S. troops to remain the country.
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Israel Is A Homeland For Jewish People — But Is It A Jewish State?

Israel was founded as a homeland for the Jewish people. But a proposal to define it in law as a Jewish state has become a hot-button political issue. Opponents say it's a undemocratic mix of religion and law.
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OPEC Declines Action As World Oil Prices Hit Record Lows

OPEC oil producers met Thursday to discuss falling world oil prices — something big producer Saudi Arabia seeks to preserve in order to compete with U.S. oil production. But other OPEC countries want to get prices back up because their governments need the money.

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