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For Palestinians, A Bridge-Building Bus Trip To Israel Turns Sour

The constant friction between Israelis and Palestinians has taken its toll on "normalization" efforts between the two sides. Nowadays, many Palestinians consider it a dirty word.
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National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.
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Three Years In Prison For Egyptian Men In Purported Gay Marriage Video

The event included the presentation of a ring and a cake featuring two of the men. After a video was posted online, one site asked, "Is This Egypt's First Gay Marriage?"
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'Ebola Is Real': Group Works Beyond Government In Sierra Leone

NPR's Scott Simon talks to John Caulker, executive director of the non profit Fambul Tok. His group has been working outside the government to contain the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
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Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'

The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April have been married to fighters. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.
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Press Freedom Dwindles In Egypt

Egypt's president says the nation is involved in a war against terrorism and the media is falling in line. Some talk show hosts have been pulled off the air for criticizing the government.
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Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.
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With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.
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Burkina Faso's President Steps Down After 27 Years

President Blaise Compaoré succumbed to pressure after growing protests in the streets of the capital. The military has taken control of the country, which is one of America's strongest allies in west Africa. Audie Cornish talks with Pierre Englebert, professor of African politics at Pomona College.
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How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

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