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Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Charged With Manslaughter

The captain and a crew member are among the boat's 28 survivors; the U.N. says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.
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Isis Booted From List Of Pacific Hurricane Names

The World Meteorological Organization plans the names out in advance. The name Isis was on that list until the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, clouded its meaning.
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Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, Mohammed Morsi was sentenced by an Egyptian court for the arrest and torture of protesters.
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Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is blamed for stoking the violence by describing immigrants as lice that must be removed. But in a speech Monday, he described the attacks on immigrants as vile.
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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.
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Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic events. Specialists blame algae blooms but water quality has been a concern for Olympic organizers.
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Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in The New York Times on Rahnaward Zaryab, a celebrated Afghan novelist, who's work flowered when Afghanistan was peaceful.
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Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.
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Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.
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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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