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U.S. Troubled By Iran's Choice Of 1979 Hostage-Taker For U.N. Post

Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi as its new United Nations ambassador. He was among a group of Muslim students who 35 years ago seized American diplomats in Tehran.
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Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team

All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to persuade the locals to take proper precautions.
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Yanukovych: 'I Was Wrong' To Ask Russian Troops Into Crimea

The ousted Ukrainian president says Moscow's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula is "a major tragedy" and he hopes to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to return it.
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Putin Divorce Final; Ex-Wife Expunged From Kremlin Bio

The Russian president and Lyudmila, his wife of 30 years, announced in June they intended to end their marriage.
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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.
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While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."
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Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Police

In the Afghan capital Kabul, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform walked up to a checkpoint outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry and killed several members of the national police.
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Malaysian Official: Fate Of MH370 May Never Be Known

The country's police chief says the passengers aboard the missing Boeing 777 have been "cleared" and that a criminal probe is now focused on the pilots and cabin crew.
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Afghanistan's Next President Will Be ...

Three candidates have emerged from the pack as the country prepares to vote on Saturday. With President Hamid Karzai stepping down, Afghanistan appears poised for its first-ever democratic transition.
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'Wrong Enemy': Pakistan Plays A Double Game In Afghanistan

Morning Edition's Renee Montagne, who's reporting from Afghanistan, talks to New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan: 2001-2014.

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