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Missing Jet Reportedly Kept Sending Signals For 5 1/2 Hours

A source familiar with the investigation says a satellite system was getting pings from the plane long after its last reported contact with controllers. The jet and 239 people disappeared a week ago.
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Turkey Lacks Strong Position In Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The minority Tatar population is watching as pro-Russian sentiment builds in Crimea. Turkey has ties to Crimea's Tatars but it can't do much to help for fear of jeopardizing ties with Moscow.
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U.S. Monitors For Cyber Operations In Crimea Standoff

The standoff between Russia and Ukraine is being watched closely to see how a tool of modern warfare, cyber operations, might be employed. So far, what's been seen isn't too sophisticated.
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Merkel, EU Struggle To Influence Events In Ukraine

Renee Montagne talks to Josef Joffe, editor of the German newspaper Die Zeit, about Germany's toughening stance against Russia's aggression in Ukraine.
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Crimeans Ready For Vote On Joining Russia

Residents of the Crimea region vote Sunday on whether to join Russia. The region is controlled by pro-Russian forces, and the Ukrainian government in Kiev has declared the referendum illegal.
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'Waiting For Godot' Strikes A Chord In Tehran

Samuel Beckett's drama is playing before full houses in the Iranian capital Tehran. Some view it as an allegory of their desire to see change that never seems to come.
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In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

Two ousted presidents, journalists and many activists are all on trial in the overburdened court system. Many cases stem from the country's political turmoil and there's no guarantee of a fair trial.
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A Farewell To Carrot Cake (And Other Things Lost Without World War I)

All Things Considered asked listeners to imagine how one aspect of the last 100 years would be different if the Great War had never happened. We received more than 1,500 fascinating stories.
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The World Bank Gets An Overhaul — And Not Everyone's Happy

The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.
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Where Does The U.S. Stand On Secessionist Movements Abroad?

In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.

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