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Ethnic Violence Haunts Kenya's Presidential Election

In the East African nation of Kenya, voters are choosing the next president. Of greatest concern is whether these polls will provoke the same amount of deadly ethnic violence as the elections five years ago. More than 1,000 people were killed during voting in that election.
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Palestinians Still Feel The Squeeze Of The Restrictions On Gaza

Local builders in Gaza say they can't find everyday items like cement and gravel. Yet Israeli officials say they have widened the categories of items allowed into Gaza.
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Turning It Down: Cities Combat Light Pollution By Going Dim

Advocates say the developed world's desire to light up the night is having some unintended consequences. This summer, Paris will try dimming its street lights, turning it into the City of [Fewer] Lights.
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Kenyans Prepare For Decisive Election

Kenyans go to the polls on Monday to elect their next president and usher in the implementation of a new constitution. Many hope to avoid the ethnic violence the 2007 polls touched off. NPR's Gregory Warner gives weekends on All Things Considered host Celeste Headlee a preview.
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Blast Targets Shiites In Pakistan; Dozens Killed

At least 28 people were killed in the blast outside a Shiite mosque as people were leaving evening prayers. Sunday's attack follows an attack on Shiite Hazaras in Quetta last month that killed more than 90 people.
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Britain's Queen Hospitalized With Apparent Stomach Ailment

Elizabeth II is being treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis. She is expected to remain under observation for about two days.
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Only Syrians Can Tell President When To Go, Assad Says

The comments were made in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times. The Syrian leader's remarks come less than a week after the U.S. announced more direct aid to rebels battling Bashar Assad's regime.

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