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Anti-Terror Raids In Australia Targeted Islamic Extremists

Police carried out the raids in Sydney early Thursday morning. They came in the aftermath of intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning killings in Australia.
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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
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Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

Marina Silva grew up deep in the Amazon and says Brazil must do more to protect its natural riches. But environmentalists have doubts about what she can do, given the powerful agrobusiness interests.
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New Islamic State Video Purports To Show Kidnapped British Journalist

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.
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Some Airports Have A New Security Routine: Taking Your Temperature

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at your forehead, airports around the world are trying to stop infected passengers before they board a plane.
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Zimbabwean First Lady's Summer Project: A Ph.D. Program

Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has received a doctorate after what appears to be just a few months in the program. This has renewed speculation that she could eventually succeed her 90-year-old husband.
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Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.
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Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians.
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Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.
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Most Of D.C. Region's Lawmakers Back Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The House has passed a bill that authorizes the arming of moderate rebel groups in Syria — it's a vote that most, though not all, local lawmakers supported.

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