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Egyptian Town Reeling Over Mass Death Sentence

More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and more than 20 others have been condemned.
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Monsignor Brings Pope's Tweets To The World, In Latin

Vatican Latinist Monsignor Daniel Gallagher has a unique job: He translates Pope Francis's tweets into Latin. And with 231,000 followers, the @Pontifex_ln Twitter handle is a hit.
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Paris Poised To Elect City Of Light's First Female Mayor

Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.
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In Ukraine's Industrial Heart, An Economic Affinity With Russia

In Eastern Ukraine, the country's industrial heartland, many workers fear for their jobs if Ukraine joins the European Union.
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Obama Aims To Soothe Strained Relations In Saudi Arabia

President Obama met Friday with the king of Saudi Arabia. There's considerable friction in the U.S.-Saudi relationship at the moment, with key differences over Syria and Iran.
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Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg Will Be NATO's Next Secretary-General

The former prime minister of Norway will take over as head of the alliance in October from current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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Iranians Begin To Feel The Heavy Burden Of Syria's War

Iran has been a close ally of Syria for decades and a staunch supporter in Syria's current war. But a growing number of Iranians are questioning the costs of backing President Bashar Assad.
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Afghanistan Getting New Leader, But Don't Expect Karzai To Disappear

Afghanistan could pick a leader to replace Hamid Karzai next week, but Taliban members are ramping up attacks. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the elections and the future of Afghanistan.
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West Africans Worried About Ebola Outbreak

The deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea has reached the nation's capital. Now healthcare officials are scrambling for answers. Dr. Armand Sprecher explains.
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Japanese Baseball Began On My Family's Farm In Maine

After the Civil War, Horace Wilson left his farm for Japan, where he introduced baseball. He's a legend there, something his relatives, including NPR's Theo Balcomb, didn't know for generations.

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