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Win Tin, Myanmar's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Dies

The former newspaper editor, who co-founded the National League for Democracy with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, spent 19 years in prison until his release in 2008. He died Monday of organ failure.
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'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

President Park Geun-hye says the captain did little to help the hundreds on board escape. More than 60 bodies have been recovered. More than 230 people, most of them high school students, are missing.
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Gunmen Wound Pakistani TV Anchor In Weekend Shooting

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.
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Afghanistan Is Another Dangerous Place For Journalists

It was particularly difficult to report from Afghanistan during the recent presidential election because members of the Taliban were trying to disrupt the voting. They were also targeting Westerners.
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Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.
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Human Error Compounds Grief Over Korean Ferry Disaster

More than 200 people remain missing after the ferry capsized last week. One family was told their daughter was dead instead of missing. It turns out authorities had confused her for another girl.
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Six Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

NPR's Ari Shapiro went to Kiev this month planning to report several feature stories on the Ukrainian revolution. Instead, he found himself documenting a country edging toward civil war.
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Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly'

The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.
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In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
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'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

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