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Social Mobilizers Combat Polio In Pakistan's Slums

Some 34 million children need to be inoculated against polio in Pakistan, if the country is going to be part of a worldwide effort to eradicate the disease. And it has to be done against a pervasive insurgency, religious extremism, a highly mobile population and no shortage of rumors.
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Israeli Politicians Look To U.S. For Campaign Funds

An Israeli government report shows that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top politicians in Israel raise a large percentage of their campaign money in the United States. Some Israelis say they are bothered, but many say they have come to expect it.
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How The Taliban Is Thwarting The War On Polio

Polio is deadly, but so is what's required to stamp it out once and for all in Pakistan: facing down Islamist extremists. The virus thrives in Pakistan's lawless — and largely inaccessible — tribal regions. To stop polio's spread, health workers must be courageous, clever and relentless.
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In A Ravaged Syrian Village, Planning For The Future

Activists hope a border village recently retaken by rebels can become an example of a secular and democratic local government that will spread to other areas.
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Mourners Line Streets As Sihanouk's Body Comes Home To Cambodia

Tens of thousands of Cambodians gathered in Phnom Penh today to watch as the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk returned to the nation he dominated for more than half a century. He will lie in state for three months. Sihanouk died Monday in China.
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Cuba Eases Travel Restrictions

For the first time in 50 years, the Cuban government has eased travel restrictions for its citizens. Please join us to discuss who may leave, for how long and what the new rules could signal about Cuba's future.

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Mongolia To Sell Last Lenin Statue

In 1990, a bloodless revolution brought down the Communist government of Mongolia,and their memorials to communist heroes were destroyed or sold for scrap. But one remaining statue of Lenin is being sold at auction.

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