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Remembering Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's Champion

Meles Zenawi came to power in Ethiopia at the head of a rebel army that toppled dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. For 20 years, he worked to alleviate poverty for Ethiopians long inured to lives of need and hunger. Meles died this week at 57.
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Turkey Feeling The Pressure Of Syrian Refugees

The Obama administration has been leery of any military intervention in Syria and says the idea of a no-fly zone is on the "back burner." But Turkey says it won't be able to handle the influx of refugees much longer and safe zones inside Syria are needed. Analysts say if Turkey and the Syrian rebels push for that, the U.S., as a NATO ally, will have no choice but to provide air cover.
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Ugandan Team Is Africa's First In Little League Series

Melissa Block talks with Jay Shapiro, a documentary filmmaker who's been following the Ugandan Little League baseball for three years. This year, Uganda made it to the Little League World Series for the first time, becoming the first team from Africa to ever play in the World Series. Shapiro talks about what their participation means for the sport, the country, and more broadly, Africa.
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Dire Health Conditions In South Sudan Prompt Airdrops

More than 100,000 people have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan to escape fighting in Sudan and find food. Heavy rains have depleted supplies and raised mortality rates above emergency levels. The United Nations has launched emergency airdrops of food to help the refugees.
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An Adventure On The High Seas Stormed By Pirates

British retirees Rachel and Paul Chandler were sailing in the Indian Ocean in 2009 when their boat was hijacked by Somali pirates. They were held captive in Somalia for more than a year. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks to the couple about their experience, which they documented in the memoir Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates.
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21-Year Sentence For Norwegian Killer Of 77; But He May Serve For Life

Anders Behring Breivik got the maximum sentence. But if he's still considered to be a danger to society, his stay in prison could extend far beyond the 21-year term.
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Norway's Mass Murder Sentenced To 21 Years

Anders Behring Breivik, the man charged with killing 77 people in Norway last year, was found sane and sentenced to prison for at least 21 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Alan Cowell, senior correspondent with The New York Times, for more on the decision.

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