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Despite Quiet, Ukraine's Novoazovsk Still Feels Like A War Zone

In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
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South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.
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U.N. Peacekeepers Rescued After Being Trapped By Syrian Militants

Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
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Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After Collapse

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.
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John Walker Jr., Cold War Spy For Soviets, Dies At 77

The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, his brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.
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Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near To 'Full-Scale War'

Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, the Ukrainian president says Kiev is "close to the point of no return," over Moscow's direct support of separatists.
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Why The British Allowed The Rotherham Abuse To Fester

The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.
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Horses And Toilets In The Kitchen: Terrible Real Estate Photos

Andy Donaldson was browsing new flats in London when he noticed that some photos in real estate ads are really, really bad. His blog and book showcase some of the worst, as he tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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London Evacuees Bore A Painful Cost Of War

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pam Hobbs about the 75th anniversary of Operation Pied Piper. She was one of the children who were evacuated from London during World War II.
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Immigrants Keep Children Bilingual By Schooling Them At Home

Many Spanish-speaking immigrants want their children to stay fluent in Spanish even as they learn English. Bilingual home schooling does that on a more personal level.

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