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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.
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U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war is on the verge of surpassing 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.
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Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says

David Greene talks to Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general of NATO, about Russian military advances into Ukraine. The NATO-Ukraine Commission held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday.
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Russia Denies It's Directly Aiding Pro-Russian Separatists

Russia's government says any Russians who may be in Ukraine are volunteers. For a Russian perspective, David Greene talks to Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the journal, Russia In Global Affairs.
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Political Crisis Exposes France's Economic Problems

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
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Drought Conditions Wreak Havoc On Latin America

Parts of Latin America are severely parched. The drought is fueling clashes, forcing rationing, decimating crops and affecting travel through the Panama Canal.
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For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority

Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.
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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.
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Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria

Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
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Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.

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