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Satellite Images Indicate Mass Graves In Burundi, Amnesty Says

Security forces killed scores of people in Burundi in December. Now Amnesty International says images suggest that victims were buried in mass graves, possibly to cover up the extent of the killings.
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In Central America, Human Smugglers Entrap Women In Sex Trafficking

Thousands of Central American migrants come to the U.S. illegally each year. They often hire a human smuggler to get them across the border. The story of one woman's journey shows how human smuggling is intertwined with human trafficking.
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'Car Talk' In Cuba: How Those Classic American Cars Survived The Embargo

Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi is in Cuba. He talks to Robert Siegel about the old American cars he's seeing on the streets of Havana.
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World Health Organization Calls Spread Of Zika Virus 'Alarming'

The World Health Organization says the spread of the Zika virus through the Americas is "alarming" and will meet on Monday to decide whether to declare the outbreak an international health emergency. The virus may be linked to cases of birth malformations in Brazil.
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Freed Journalist Jason Rezaian Thanks Colleagues At 'Washington Post'

Now out of an Iranian prison, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian thanked his colleagues on Thursday for working for his freedom.
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Next Afghan War Commander To Re-Evaluate U.S. Response

The war in Afghanistan is getting a new commander even as events there are not going well. The Taliban control the most territory since the U.S. invasion, and Afghan government casualties continue to mount. NPR takes a look at how American forces might respond.
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After Lifting Of Sanctions, Iran's President Brings Trade Mission To France

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ardavan Amir-Aslani, a French-Iranian lawyer who is negotiating deals with Tehran for major French corporations.
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Muslim Leaders Vow To Protect Rights Of Religious Minorities

This week's Marrakesh Declaration is the latest effort to dissociate Islam from ISIS and other jihadist groups. But will the declaration be heeded? Similar efforts have had limited effect.
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Track Jupiter's Path Like An Ancient Babylonian

Clay tablets show that Babylonian astronomers tracked planets using a method that was thought to be invented 1,400 years later. In a way, scientists say, the ancient techniques were "very modern."
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Why You Shouldn't Be Totally Depressed By A Report On Child Mortality

Statistics on health problems and death are sobering. But an author of the report finds reasons to be hopeful as well.

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