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For A U.S. Hostage Facing Death, Syria Meant A New Life

Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.
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What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.
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Thailand's Leader Hints At Putting Off Return To Democracy

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a May coup, had originally said that elections would be held by late 2015. Now he suggests the date could be pushed back.
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12 Trekkers Killed In Blizzards, Avalanche In Nepal's Himalayas

The dead include four Canadians, two Poles and an Israeli. The trekkers were caught out in unseasonable conditions around Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th-highest peak.
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

The New York Times reports that between 2004 and 2011, American troops repeatedly encountered chemical weapons caches dating from the Iran-Iraq war. At least 17 U.S. service members were injured.
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More Clashes In Hong Kong Between Police, Pro-Democracy Protesters

Authorities say they are investigating reports of excessive force after tear gas and riot batons were used to subdue demonstrators.
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Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.
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Turkey Straddles Western Allegiances And Mideast Realities

Steve Inskeep talks to Charles King, Georgetown professor and author of --Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul — about how Turkey's geography defines it politically.
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Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

John Kerry is in Vienna for a meeting with Iran's foreign minister as a deadline approaches for a nuclear deal. Kerry was in Paris on Tuesday to consult with other partners including Russia.
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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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