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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.
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Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been part of the rebels' self-proclaimed republic, fell to government forces after a night of intense bombardment, witnesses and officials say.
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One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.
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A Former Megadeth Guitarist's Journey To Japanese Pop

How did one man go from shredding guitar for a platinum-selling thrash metal band to playing alongside Japan's fluffiest pop bands? It wasn't a mistake.
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Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.
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On The Shores Of Tripoli, A Beach Party Libyans Need

The beach bums of Tripoli say that no matter who's in charge of Libya, they'll still be at the beach. NPR's Leila Fadel sends this postcard from Tripoli.
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Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls

Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito has captured the spirit of the World Cup with two controversial images. They both speak to viewers worldwide about the costs of staging the mega event.
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Jerusalem Is Roiled By Violence In A Third Day Of Clashes

Journalist Daniel Estrin reports that dozens of Palestinians and Israeli police were injured in clashes in Jerusalem after the funeral for a Palestinian teenager.
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UK Government Minister: Religious Difference Is A Strength For The Country

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the UK's first Minister of State for Faith and Communities, has a lot on her plate. She tells host Michel Martin about balancing the tightrope between church and state.
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German Held On Suspicion Of Passing Classified Information

News reports say the unidentified man worked for Germany's spy agency and passed secrets to the U.S. Ties between the countries have been affected by revelations the NSA spied on Germans.

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