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Volunteers Aid Lives Shattered By Japan Disaster

As Japan continues to rebuild after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, many Japanese are devoting themselves to dealing with the human costs of the tragedy. Almost 20,000 people died in the disaster, but many thousands more were left injured, homeless and destitute. Doualy Xaykaothao met a group of Japanese people trying to make a difference.
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A Year Later, Japan Slowly Recovers

It's the one-year anniversary of Japan's devastating earthquake and Tsunami and there's still plenty of work to be done. There's frustration about the government's response, concerns over nuclear reactors, and overall dampened spirits as those who evacuated have abandoned their towns all together. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks in with NPR's Anthony Kuhn about the progress of Japan's slow recovery.
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At Moscow Rally, Putin Opposition Recounts Vote Fraud

Opponents of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin staged another rally in Moscow on Saturday, but with Putin now elected to the presidency for a six-year term, their mass protest movement seemed to be losing steam. Still, some of the speakers on the stage gave a glimpse of where the anti-Putin movement is heading.
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A Way To Save The Rhino, Just Not Its Horn

Rhino poaching is on the rise. The animal's horn is believed to have medicinal properties, and some say legalizing the trade could help squelch the black market. One controversial way to reduce poaching may be rhino ranches, where the horns are harvested for sale.
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Experts: A Strike On Iran Poses Many Challenges

There's been considerable debate about bombing Iran's nuclear facilities, but little talk about the logistics involved. Military experts say Israel would likely need U.S. help, and a bombing campaign would probably take weeks, not days.
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Flight From Syria: A Photographer's Story

Photographer William Daniels shares his story — but shifts the focus from himself to Syrians.
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A Health Care Tragedy Plays Out In A Greek Port

New austerity measures have put health care increasingly out of reach for many Greeks. In once-prosperous Perama, a free clinic run by an aid group is filling the vacuum left by the state.

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