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Increased Cases Of Polio Reported In Nigeria

Leaders from around the world are renewing their call to eradicate polio. The disease has been eradicated in all but Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Of those three countries, Nigeria is the only one reporting an increase this year in the number of cases of the disease.
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Syria Experiences More Bloody Weekend Fighting

In the country's largest city Aleppo, large swaths of a historic market were burned to the ground as government troops battled rebels for control of the city. And a bomb struck a largely Kurdish city in the country's northeast.
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Syrian-American Doctors Head To The Battle Zone

The Syrian American Medical Society is quietly providing aid inside the embattled country. Some doctors see a series of "relatively safe" towns along the Turkish border as a place to begin rebuilding Syria's decimated health care system.
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On The Road: Reporting On Lead Poisoning In Nigeria

Gold ore mined in northern Nigeria is mixed with lead. When the ore is dug up, crushed and processed, the lead escapes into the air and settles on the ground. Children are being poisoned when they swallow lead-contaminated dust and dirt.
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Shocking Video Could Throw Georgian Election

Just days away from a crucial parliamentary election, the Republic of Georgia has been shaken by the appearance of a video that allegedly shows human-rights abuses in the country's prisons. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports that the video appeared on a television channel connected to a billionaire who is President Mikheil Saakashvili's main opponent.
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Insider Attacks Hinder Transition Out Of Afghanistan

In recent months, suspected insurgents have been turning on their U.S. and NATO trainers in a series of insider attacks. There have been more than 50 this year, including an apparent insider attack on Sunday. Host Rachel Martin talks with Seth Jones, a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary general of NATO.
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Venezuela's Young Voters Courted Heavily In Election

President Hugo Chavez is running for re-election next Sunday. With some polls predicting a tight race, the youth vote in Venezuela is shaping up to be crucial. That has both the populist president and his challenger working hard to appeal to younger voters who are worried about high crime and jobs.

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