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Hopes Dim For Turkish Miners, But Rescuers Carry On

Hope is fading that any more mine workers will be rescued from a mine in western Turkey, where over 280 miners died after an explosion. NPR's Leila Fadel has been at the mine and offers more details.
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The Turkish Mine Disaster: How Could It Happen?

The accident that has claimed hundreds of lives appears to have causes that are all too familiar to mining experts in the U.S. and around the world.
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Chinese Nationals Flee Vietnam As Unrest Intensifies

Vietnamese mobs are destroying foreign-owned property and hunting down Chinese nationals in an angry response to Beijing's push to place an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters.
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Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.
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A Sponge Cake's Long, Strange Trip: Germany To Denver, Via Japan

The baumkuchen is an odd yet tasty layered German sponge cake baked on a spit. It arrived in Denver last year via a long, strange tour of Asia. Its history is as complex as its many layers.
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Turkish Mine Explosion: Angry Protests As Death Toll Rises

After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested such accidents are unavoidable, thousands of people flocked to protests calling for his resignation.
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Dozens Of Protesters Picked Up Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

Chinese authorities have arrested or detained dozens of people ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. This is an annual ritual ahead of a sensitive political date in China.
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Thai Economy May Become Victim Of Political Unrest

The political crisis in Thailand has escalated since the country's top constitutional court ousted Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister. Amid political deadlock, there are fears of economic disaster.
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Past Disasters Haunt Modern-Day Coal Mining Accidents

More than 280 miners have died in Turkey with another 150 still missing. It's hard to imagine how so many can perish in a mine accident in modern times.
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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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