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Ugandan Gold Medalist Returns To Fame And Fortune

Stephen Kiprotich came out of nowhere to win the gold medal in the marathon at the London Olympics. His rags-to-riches story has buoyed spirits in his impoverished homeland. Now, he is grappling with his newfound fame and fortune, while eagerly anticipating the return to his great love, running.
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Palestinians Flood Into Israel, If Only Briefly

Israel has allowed relatively few Palestinians to visit in recent years. But for the holy month of Ramadan and the holiday that followed, Israel loosened security restrictions and allowed 1.2 million Palestinians to enter.
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What's Next For Jailed Pakistani Christian?

NPR's Lauren Frayer has the latest on the case of a jailed Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan.
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Remembering Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's Champion

Meles Zenawi came to power in Ethiopia at the head of a rebel army that toppled dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. For 20 years, he worked to alleviate poverty for Ethiopians long inured to lives of need and hunger. Meles died this week at 57.
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Turkey Feeling The Pressure Of Syrian Refugees

The Obama administration has been leery of any military intervention in Syria and says the idea of a no-fly zone is on the "back burner." But Turkey says it won't be able to handle the influx of refugees much longer and safe zones inside Syria are needed. Analysts say if Turkey and the Syrian rebels push for that, the U.S., as a NATO ally, will have no choice but to provide air cover.
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Ugandan Team Is Africa's First In Little League Series

Melissa Block talks with Jay Shapiro, a documentary filmmaker who's been following the Ugandan Little League baseball for three years. This year, Uganda made it to the Little League World Series for the first time, becoming the first team from Africa to ever play in the World Series. Shapiro talks about what their participation means for the sport, the country, and more broadly, Africa.
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Dire Health Conditions In South Sudan Prompt Airdrops

More than 100,000 people have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan to escape fighting in Sudan and find food. Heavy rains have depleted supplies and raised mortality rates above emergency levels. The United Nations has launched emergency airdrops of food to help the refugees.

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