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Dozens Of ISIS Hostages Freed And Sent To Turkey

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State released 49 hostages, most of them Turkish. NPR's Arun Rath talks to NPR Middle East Correspondent Deborah Amos about what the release signals.
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Afghan Rivals Have Signed Power-Sharing Agreement

The country's presidential election, which has been disputed for months, is finally be coming to an end, as the two candidates signed a deal Sunday to create a unity government.
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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.
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Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.
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Over Spain's Objections, Catalonia Plans Referendum On Independence

Now that Scotland has voted to stay in the U.K., attention is turning to another separatist movement. Emboldened by the peaceful Scottish referendum, Catalans are planning a vote in November.
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Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.
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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.
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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.
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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.
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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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