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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

Liberians have been through a lot. A long, devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola is raging across the country. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.
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In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.
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The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.
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Remains Of 1 Of 43 Missing Mexican Students Identified

In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.
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'Always Giving Us Hope': Friends, Family Remember Luke Somers

The American photojournalist was held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year; he was killed Saturday during a failed U.S. rescue attempt.
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American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt In Yemen

American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.
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Key Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Pakistani Raid

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.
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Q&A: J is for Jihad

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.
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A Spanish 'Rent' Marks Return Of Broadway Musicals To Havana

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.
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Thousands Flee As Typhoon Menaces The Philippines

A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.

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