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Foreign Investors Look To Gain A Foothold In Myanmar

Myanmar, which used to be run by a military dictatorship, is a hot market for foreign investors. A division of a U.S. company is facing hurdles as it tries to set up a plant in Myanmar.
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Wish Our Correspondent Luck; She's In A Rio Samba Parade

The highlight of Brazil's Carnival are the Samba parades, where 12 teams — called schools — compete for the top prize in Rio de Janeiro Monday night.
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In Earthquake-Rattled Taiwan, A Somber Start To Lunar New Year

Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and instead went to temples to pray for earthquake victims.
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Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.
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After North Korea's Rocket Launch, U.S. And Allies Eye Missile Defense

Former White House national foreign policy adviser Victor Cha explains what's at stake as South Korea and the U.S. move forward on talks to install a missile defense system on the Korean peninsula.
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A Tale Of Twin Brothers: Poland's Mourned Leader And Lonely Mastermind

The Guardian and The Associated Press offer two windows into the gripping drama of Polish politics: a look at a nation-shaping plane crash, and a profile of the man pulling Poland's political strings.
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International Community Sharply Criticizes North Korea's Rocket Launch

"Irresponsible," "senseless," "deplorable," "destabilizing," "totally unacceptable": Nations from the U.S. to Russia have denounced the launch, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.
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Australia Maintains Detention Policy For Boat-Traveling Refugees

The Australian High Court has upheld the country's policy of sending asylum-seekers to remote offshore detention centers. Rachel Martin talks to Matt Siegel of Reuters in Australia about the decision.
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South Korea, Allies Condemn North Korean Rocket Launch

North Korea launched a long-range rocket Saturday, defying warnings of tougher sanctions. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Seoul correspondent Elise Hu about reaction from South Korea and its allies.
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South Africans Lacking Permanent Housing Seen As Squatters

A post-apartheid promise that hasn't been realized was housing for all, or at least for more. Many South Africans still lack homes, with some pushed out of the temporary structures they build.

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