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Iran's President Goes Home, His Cameraman Stays Behind

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought a large entourage with him when he visited New York last week. One of them, a cameraman, stayed behind and is seeking asylum in the U.S., a lawyer says.
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Dominicans, Haitians Remember Parsley Massacre

October marks 75 years since a dark period in the Dominican Republic's history. In 1937, President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo ordered the execution of thousands of ethnic Haitians. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the "Parsley Massacre" with two noted authors, one Dominican and one Haitian: Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat.
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Increased Cases Of Polio Reported In Nigeria

Leaders from around the world are renewing their call to eradicate polio. The disease has been eradicated in all but Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Of those three countries, Nigeria is the only one reporting an increase this year in the number of cases of the disease.
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Syria Experiences More Bloody Weekend Fighting

In the country's largest city Aleppo, large swaths of a historic market were burned to the ground as government troops battled rebels for control of the city. And a bomb struck a largely Kurdish city in the country's northeast.
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Syrian-American Doctors Head To The Battle Zone

The Syrian American Medical Society is quietly providing aid inside the embattled country. Some doctors see a series of "relatively safe" towns along the Turkish border as a place to begin rebuilding Syria's decimated health care system.
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On The Road: Reporting On Lead Poisoning In Nigeria

Gold ore mined in northern Nigeria is mixed with lead. When the ore is dug up, crushed and processed, the lead escapes into the air and settles on the ground. Children are being poisoned when they swallow lead-contaminated dust and dirt.
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Shocking Video Could Throw Georgian Election

Just days away from a crucial parliamentary election, the Republic of Georgia has been shaken by the appearance of a video that allegedly shows human-rights abuses in the country's prisons. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports that the video appeared on a television channel connected to a billionaire who is President Mikheil Saakashvili's main opponent.

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