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Hostage Drama Unfolds Violently In Sydney

A gunman, with apparent sympathies to radical Islamist groups in the Middle East, held 50 people hostage before being killed by a police SWAT team. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Stuart Cohen.
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Denmark Files Claim To Portion Of The Arctic

Denmark and Greenland are claiming ownership of about 350,000 square miles of the Arctic. Some of that territory includes the North Pole. Russia and Canada think the area should belong to them.
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Search For Missing Students In Mexico Turns Up Graves Of Others

The search for 43 missing students in Guerrero state has yielded a dozen graves, and some 30 bodies unrelated to the case. That's given hope to other families hoping to find their missing loved ones.
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'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.
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Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.
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Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.
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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamón

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian émigré is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.
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Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

The move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. Sanctions and low oil prices have made it the world's worst-performing major currency this year.
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Chinese Man Cleared Of Rape, Murder 18 Years After His Execution

Chinese authorities offered a rare apology to the family of the 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia. Another man had confessed to the crime after his arrest in 2005.
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Dr. Kent Brantly: Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."

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