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African Land Fertile Ground For Crops And Investors

Some accuse companies buying up land in Africa of dispossessing native farmers and using up scarce resources. But the Rei do Agro farm tries to be a good neighbor in Mozambique while banking on soybean profits.
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Egypt Chooses A President

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is claiming victory for its candidate in the country's closely-watched presidential election.

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Pigeon: Both Pest And Delicacy In Cairo And Beyond

The pigeon paradox is that they are both reviled as urban pests and revered as a delicacy when stuffed or broiled in many nations. And the birds we eat are specially bred, not raised on garbage on the street.
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Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
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Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations

With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
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Last Suspect In 1995 Sarin Attack Arrested In Tokyo

Thirteen people died and another 6,000 were injured in the attack on Tokyo's subways by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Katsuya Takahashi was on the run for 17 years. He allegedly helped one of the attackers flee.
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'Forest Boy' Is A Hoax, Police Say

It turns out he's not a 17-year-old boy who was living in the woods with his father until dad died — the story he told German police. He's a 20-year-old Dutch man with personal problems.
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A Sail On The Nile Caps A Revolutionary Road Trip

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep offers final thoughts on his Revolutionary Road Trip through North Africa. We also hear from NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Leila Fadel, who will fill in for Soraya in Cairo next year.

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