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The Conundrum Of The Cup-Deprived: Brazilians Wonder Who To Root For

Brazilian soccer fans, in their grief over the national team's World Cup loss, now must decide whether to cheer for their archrival Argentina or Germany, the team that crushed their Cup dreams.
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After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

China's one-child policy, introduced more than three decades ago, has had some unintended consequences. One is that, in the event of a child's death, many older parents lack a source of support.
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Life After Annexation: An Uneasy Return To Crimea

Since Crimea was annexed by Russia in March, says Neil MacFarquhar of The New York Times, the overriding sentiment there has been uncertainty. He speaks to Melissa Block about his experiences there.
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Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.
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In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

Health officials are trying to convince families to bring the ill to health centers and to change the way their bury their dead to rein in the disease, which has killed hundreds across the region.
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Deaths Mount Into The Dozens As Gaza Strip Bombardment Builds

Israeli air strikes continue to pound the Gaza Strip. NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza on the intensifying conflict there.
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Maasai Warriors: Caught Between Spears and Cellphones

One of Kenya's oldest tribes has held on to a traditional lifestyle but it's not uncommon to see members holding a cellphone in one hand while wearing their cultural robes, or shukas.
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He Never Really Liked Soccer Until He Made A Movie About It

Juan Rendon was not a fan. Then he co-directed This Is Not a Ball, a documentary that took him to the slums of Brazil and to an amputee league in Sierra Leone.
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Jeans 'Designed' By Lions And Tigers To Benefit Japanese Zoo

Three pairs of jeans "distressed" by lions and tigers are up on the block at an online auction to benefit the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City.
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Ebola 101: The Facts Behind A Frightening Virus

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and deadliest on record. But many may not understand how the virus works, how painful the symptoms are, and why some victims are able to recover.

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