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Thailand's Anti-Government Protesters Move To Block Voting

Activists seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have managed to shut down nearly all of the polling stations in the capital Bangkok and disrupt early voting in several outlying provinces.
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A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail

A Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a leading proponent of civil society, to four years in jail on Sunday. China's government has recently jailed officials and issued new rules to curb corruption, but it's apparently not an effort that independent citizens groups can join.
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At Great Risk, Group Gathers Evidence Of War Crimes In Syria

William Wiley oversees a nonprofit charged with collecting evidence of atrocities committed by both sides in the Syrian war. It's dangerous work, and the group has suffered losses. Their sacrifices won't be in vain, Wiley says, but exactly how justice will come to the war's victims isn't yet clear.
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Ukraine Opposition Rejects President's Concessions

Anti-government activists in Ukraine plan another big demonstration in the capital of Kiev on Sunday — the first major protest since the government introduced new restrictive laws aimed at curbing the protests. NPR's Corey Flintoff talks to NPR's Rachel Martin from the streets of Kiev, where violence has mounted in recent days.
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Ski Jump Champion Takes Her Impeccable Style To Sochi

Sarah Hendrickson is 19 years old and the reigning world champ in women's ski jumping. She's coming back from a severe knee injury. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Hendrickson about her Olympic goals.
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Protesters In Ukraine Vow To Step Up Pressure On Government

Protesters in Kiev tried to storm a cultural center where hundreds of riot police were deployed Sunday, a day after the government of Viktor Yanukovych offered top posts to the opposition in a failed effort to defuse tensions.
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Russia May Be Key To Syria Talks

Russia may be the world power with the greatest influence over Syria. As diplomatic talks on Syria continue in Geneva between the two sides, what is Russia's role? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Russian-American journalist Vladimir Pozner.
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Stan Wawrinka Beats Ailing Nadal To Win Australian Open Final

The Swiss underdog won his first Grand Slam singles title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset of favored Rafael Nadal, who suffered a back injury.
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Ukrainian President Stuns Protesters With Offer Of Government Jobs

The political crisis in Ukraine is spreading, with tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Kiev's central square, demanding that President Viktor Yanukovych step down. From Kiev, NPR's Corey Flintoff speaks with guest host Kelly McEvers about some surprising developments.
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Syria Grants Rare But Scripted Glimpse To Western Journalists

Negotiations between the Syrian government and Syrian opposition leaders continue in Geneva this weekend. Guest host Kelly McEvers talks to Frederik Pleitgen of CNN, who is in Damascus, reporting about the current situation on the ground in Syria.

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