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On Women's Rights, Chile Is Full Of Contradictions

Chile is often heralded as the most developed country in Latin America. But the country lags far behind the region when it comes to women's rights and equality. Annie Murphy reports from Santiago.
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Among Israelis, Romney Appears The Favorite

Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.
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Little Festivity As Syria's Holiday Cease-Fire Fails

It's Eid al-Adha, or the feast of the sacrifice, a four-day religious holiday that is one of the holiest events of the Muslim world. But there is little to celebrate in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. A cease-fire called for the holiday is already crumbling, and in some areas it never took hold.
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Reporter's Notebook: Celebrating In Pakistan

Pakistanis are observing Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, one of the holiest occasions on the Muslim calendar. NPR's Phil Reeves has this postcard.
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What's A Lake Doing In The Middle Of The Desert?

In the United Arab Emirates, a new ecology is emerging at a lake formed by desalinated water that's been pumped in from the Persian Gulf.
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Airstrikes Dampen Mood In Gaza On Eid Al-Adha

The religious holiday Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, began on Friday across the Muslim world. What is normally a time of celebration is for the 1.6 million residents of the Gaza Strip a reminder of their desperate financial straits after five years of Israeli blockade. This week's fierce exchange of Palestinian rockets and Israeli air and artillery strikes has also sparked fears of another Israeli military operation in Gaza.
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Syria's Cease-Fire Barely Lasts A Few Hours

The guns have fallen silent in some areas of Aleppo, but there are still reports of scattered fighting in several parts of Syria. The military and Syrian rebels had agreed to a temporary cease-fire during the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.
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Muslim And Buddhist Fighting In Myanmar Kills 67

At least 67 people are dead and hundreds of homes have been burned, in a new outbreak of inter-communal violence in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma. It's the second bout of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in northwest Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh. More than 80 people died in June, and tens of thousands of Muslims have been living in squalid conditions in refugee camps since then.

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