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Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached

More than 60 women and girls escaped Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria this week. Host Michel Martin catches up on the latest news from the country with the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.
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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.
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Germany Asks Top U.S. Spy In Country To Leave

The move comes in the wake of two cases of espionage allegedly involving the U.S. and amid the fallout from the mass surveillance of Germans by the National Security Agency.
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Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad

The country's National Council on Problem Gambling has been airing a cautionary spot featuring a boy whose father wagers his son's savings on Germany.
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Israel's Netanyahu Says No Cease-Fire In Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a cease-fire with Hamas is "not even on the agenda," as the U.N. Security Council prepared for a special session on the renewed violence.
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Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.
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Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo

Most unofficial counts give Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo a slight lead over his opponent, but authorities have cautioned against celebrating until a full tally is released in about 10 days.
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Match Fixing & International Soccer

Kojo explores the hundred billion dollar soccer gambling economy, and ongoing concerns about the integrity of the Beautiful Game.

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Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.
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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.

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