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'Stand Up Planet' Follows Jokes To Serious Global Issues

The TV documentary takes Los Angeles-based comedian Hasan Minhaj to South Africa and India, in search of comics who are bringing light and laughter to some serious topics.
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As India Votes, Muslims Keep A Wary Eye On The Hindu Frontrunner

Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. One big unknown is whether Muslims will vote for Narendra Modi, who is accused of failing to protect them from slaughter in 2002.
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What Three College Pals Say About Their Dreams In China

Beyond the superhighways, gleaming skyscrapers and economic growth, China's young urban adults are often struggling, their dreams unfulfilled, their hopes for a better life elusive.
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Fighting Resumes In South Sudan, Despite Cease-Fire Agreement

Two days after signing an agreement to halt fighting, there was conflict in the town of Bentiu. The rebels and the government blamed each other for reneging on the pact.
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U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."
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Seperatists Hold Referendum On East Ukraine Independence

Pro-Moscow separatists hold their unofficial referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondents Corey Flintoff and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
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In Run-Up To Egyptian Election, A Crackdown On Dissent

In Egypt, campaign season has kicked off for the presidential election later this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.
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The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.
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On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.
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Eastern Ukraine Wraps Up Vote On Independence; Clashes Reported

Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine voted in a controversial referendum over sovereignty from the central government in Kiev. Meanwhile, clashes with government forces continued.

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