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Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

After 12 years as Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to jump to the president's office in Sunday's election. Secular Turks fear he will push the nation toward autocracy.
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Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue

Cross-border attacks continued over the weekend between Israel and Gaza as talks aimed to end the fighting appeared to stall in Cairo.
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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Northern Iraq

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.
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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.
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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he broke the deal to protect his country's poor.
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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.
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She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.
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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.
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Israel, Hamas Both Accused Of War Crimes In Gaza Conflict

Who could investigate such allegations, and with what consequences? NPR's Arun Rath puts those questions to Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former head prosecutor for the International Criminal Court.
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As U.S. Strikes Targets In Iraq, A Sense Of Deja Vu

On Thursday, President Obama became the fourth U.S. president in a row to initiate military strikes in Iraq. NPR's Arun Rath reflects on 23 years of on and off airstrikes in the country.

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