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Dozens Dead, Scores Injured After Bomb Blast In Nigeria

The explosion at a bus station near Abuja is thought to be the latest in a string of such attacks by the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram. More than 70 people were killed. More than 120 were injured.
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In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Occupiers Defy Deadline, War Fears Grow

A deadline set by the Ukrainian government passed without gunmen leaving sites they have seized in the eastern part of the country. But the prospect of Ukrainian troops moving in is rattling nerves.
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Treadmill Users Can Use App To Run London Marathon

The London Marathon was held on Sunday but don't fret if you missed it. With a new app, it will almost be like you are there. The app senses your pace and sends you down the route in real time.
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Ukraine Vows To Reclaim Occupied Towns By Force

Tensions are growing between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. The new Ukrainian government has pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.
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Despite Havoc, Syrian War Sparks Hope Among Kurdish Minority

With Syria in chaos, minority Kurds there hope they can realize long-standing ambitions for autonomy. Kurds who fled to northern Iraq from Syria will press those demands when they finally go home.
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Gatekeeper To Saudi King Abdullah Takes To Twitter

Saudi Arabia's chief of the royal court has tweeted for the first time since activating his account in 2012. Kelly McEvers talks to Ahmed Al Omran, who covers Saudi Arabia for The Wall Street Journal.
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A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women

Gold is not just about ornamentation in India. It's an insurance policy against bad economic times and bad marriages. Enterprising Indian women are using it to get loans to start small businesses.
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Drought Could Complicate Already Difficult Food Crisis In Syria

The World Food Programme is moving about 40,000 tons of food around Syria each month, navigating conflict zones and checkpoints. And now a potential drought could hurt food production in the country.
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Huge Fire Kills At Least 11 And Destroys Hundreds Of Homes In Chile

In Chile, a large fire has reportedly killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate areas near the port city of Valparaiso.
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Clashes In Eastern Ukraine Reportedly Turn Deadly

Ukraine issues an ultimatum for pro-Russian militants in the east to lay down their weapons and withdraw from buildings they have seized. Clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian protesters in the eastern city of Slovyansk turned deadly. Guest host Tess Vigeland talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro.

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