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Iraqi Military Launches Offensive Against Insurgents In Tikrit

The city was the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. The government was trying to retake territory from Sunni insurgents.
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Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

Sunni militants were originally welcomed when they rolled into the Iraqi city of Mosul, but now there's a power struggle between the local tribes, Sunnis and Saddam Hussein's former Baathist party.
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Muslim Refugees In Greece Make Do Without A Mosque

Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Athens find themselves in the only major EU capital without a formal mosque. Muslims are celebrating Ramadan at a time when xenophobia in Greece is on the rise.
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In Nigeria, Many Girls Are Married And Divorced Before Adulthood

Nigeria's rate of child marriage is among the highest in the world. Michelle Faul of the Associated Press tells NPR's Don Gonyea that the rate of girls being divorced and abandoned is rising too.
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Brazil Narrowly Dodges A World Cup Knockout

The host nation's team lives to play another day after a riveting match Saturday against Chile. The game was decided by a tie-breaking shootout, with a final score of 3-2.
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'Rogue Elephant' Asks: Is Democracy Right For India?

Journalist Simon Denyer has been covering India's tumultuous political scene for most of the past decade. He tells NPR that Indian voters are tired of government corruption — but not of democracy.
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Baghdad Sits In Limbo As Government Forces Push Back On ISIS

Middle East correspondent Alice Fordham has the latest from Iraq, where she says Sunni militants are unlikely to conquer Baghdad outright. She speaks to NPR's Arun Rath from the Iraqi capital.
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Australia Joins Flood Of Global Investment In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley's dynamic economy is attracting investors from all over the world — and Australia's getting in on the game. Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson explains why Australia is investing now.
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Benghazi Suspect Arrives On American Soil To Face Charges

Ahmed Abu Khattala is the first person facing charges over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya. NPR's Arun Rath talks with justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about his first day in court.
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ISIS Controls Northern Cities, But Local Forces Run Them

NPR'S Arun Rath talks to The Guardian's Ghaith Abdul-Ahad about how Sunnis in Iraq view the insurgent group and whether there is still the possibility of a political solution to the violence there.

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