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Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.
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Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election

In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.
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Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase

Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called Senryu. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.
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Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.
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S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students

It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.
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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.
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Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.
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Conservationist Shot In Africa's Oldest Nature Preserve

An internationally recognized conservationist is recovering after he was attacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Allard Blom of the World Wildlife Fund.
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Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry

The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.
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The Players In The Battle For India's Soul

The numbers from India's election are staggering: 814 million potential voters, nine stages of voting over six weeks. They are the biggest in the world. Correspondent Julie McCarthy talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the candidates vying for power.

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