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Sen McCain Urges U.S. To Do More For Syrian Rebels

Senator John McCain, just back from a quick foray to rebel-held territory in Syria, is pushing the Obama administration to do more to help rebels topple Bashar Assad's regime. His call comes as rebels lose ground in their fight, and as skepticism rises about the U.S.-Russian plans for a peace conference.
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How To Sell Coke To People Who Have Never Had A Sip

Coca-Cola is returning to Myanmar after 60 years. They'd been kept out of the country by international sanctions. This week they officially opened their new plant outside of Yangon.
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Criminals Fleeing Rio Crackdown Set Up Shop In The Suburbs

As part of NPR's series on crime in Latin America, we're looking at Brazil's efforts to occupy and clean up Rio's crime-ridden favelas, or shantytowns, before the World Cup and the Olympics. But as a consequence, criminals have dispersed to outlying areas where there are fewer resources.
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Not Everyone Cheers Turkey's Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.
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Protesters In Turkey Prepare For Prime Minister's Return

When he arrives from a trip abroad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will face an anti-government movement that has grown nationwide in recent days.

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