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Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.
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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
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U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.
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Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk.
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Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands

When it arrives at the main island of Okinawa, Typhoon Neoguri could bring waves that are 45 feet tall and wind gusts of more than 100 mph.
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Israel Expands Attacks On Hamas In Gaza

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.
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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Some stores in and around Miami specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.
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For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community

Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.
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Brazil Faces Germany Without 2 Of Its Best Players

Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?
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Last Rebel Stronghold In Syria May Fall To Government Troops

Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.

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