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Ex-Inmates Speak Out About Labor Camps As China Considers 'Reforms'

In China, authorities can send people to re-education through labor camps for years without trial. Beijing says it is considering reforms to the notorious system, though it's not clear what that might mean. The people who know the camps best — former prisoners — say closing them is long overdue.

Treating HIV Patients Protects Whole Community

Treating people for HIV isn't just beneficial for those infected but also helps the entire community. Two studies show that where HIV drugs are widely available, the risk for new HIV infections drops dramatically and overall life expectancy increases by more than a decade.

Sahara Attack Revives A Fear Of Renewed Terrorism In Algeria

Algerians received a double blow when an oil and gas plant was taken over in the desert last month. Algerians thought those kinds of attacks were a thing of the past, and many were angry when Western countries criticized the way Algeria's security forces responded.

Pretty Picture: Mount Etna Boils Over; NASA Adds Color To Shot From Space

A satellite image combining infrared, near infrared and green light produces a colorful combination. The volcano has been blowing off steam, and lava, this week.
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Trade War In The Caribbean: The Antigua-US Gambling Dispute

Kojo explores the fallout from a World Trade Organization decision to let a tiny Caribbean nation pirate American movies and media as retribution in an international trade dispute.

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Tracking Chinese Hackers

New reports of Chinese hackers attacking U.S. computers prompt questions about how we know who's after our data and what we can do about it.


In A Swirl Of Humanity, A Chance Encounter With A Saint

India's Kumbh Mela festival is considered the largest religious gathering in the world, and it can be completely disorienting for an outsider. An NPR reporter found an expert guide.