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With Barbs, Author Becomes Literary Star In China

Han Han has boy-band good looks, drives race cars and has built a following of more than 8 million on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. He writes what many young Chinese think but dare not say publicly — criticizing everything from corrupt officials to the nation's conformist educational system.
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A Flurry Of Contradicting 'Facts' Convolutes Reality In Afghanistan

Reporting from Afghanistan is challenging in more than just a security sense. While NATO sources tend to give out minimal information, local officials often give inaccurate initial accounts. Death counts and dates don't add up, as reporters try to get their stories straight.
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On Women's Rights, Chile Is Full Of Contradictions

Chile is often heralded as the most developed country in Latin America. But the country lags far behind the region when it comes to women's rights and equality. Annie Murphy reports from Santiago.
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Among Israelis, Romney Appears The Favorite

Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.
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Little Festivity As Syria's Holiday Cease-Fire Fails

It's Eid al-Adha, or the feast of the sacrifice, a four-day religious holiday that is one of the holiest events of the Muslim world. But there is little to celebrate in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. A cease-fire called for the holiday is already crumbling, and in some areas it never took hold.
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Reporter's Notebook: Celebrating In Pakistan

Pakistanis are observing Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, one of the holiest occasions on the Muslim calendar. NPR's Phil Reeves has this postcard.
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What's A Lake Doing In The Middle Of The Desert?

In the United Arab Emirates, a new ecology is emerging at a lake formed by desalinated water that's been pumped in from the Persian Gulf.

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