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Ukraine Forces Near Rebel City As Russia Escalates Border Exercises

Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists — a charge Moscow denies.
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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.
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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.
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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
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African Leaders: No One Country Can Stop Elephant Poaching

African leaders are looking for new ways to break up wildlife trafficking. They say they need to coordinate among themselves and get items like helicopters and night-vision goggles from the West.
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Rice: White House Summit To Show Africa's Potential To Investors

Steve Inskeep talks with White House Senior Advisor Susan Rice about the Africa Summit underway in Washington. She'll also address other matters now pressing on the Obama administration.
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It's Bananas: India Hires 'Monkey Mimics' To Scare Away Real Ones

New Delhi has tried countless schemes to control rambunctious monkeys. The latest: 40 men roam the streets, mimicking the call of the menacing langur monkey in an attempt to scare off other monkeys.
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Latest Cease-Fire In Gaza Seems To Be Holding

A 72-hour cease-fire has taken hold in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. David Greene talks to Nick Casey, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal.
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Israeli Attacks In Gaza Crush Family's Nut Business

Dozens of family members are sharing a 2-bedroom apartment in a different part of Gaza City. Family patriarch and company founder Jabar Sukar says his losses are at least a couple million dollars.
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Sierra Leone Imposes Drastic Measures To Stop Ebola's Spread

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hard hit by the Ebola virus. Officials have declared a public health emergency to try to stop the spread of Ebola.

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