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In Australia, A Minute Of Silence Is Being Sold To Help Vets

Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.
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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.
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Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
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Pakistani Court Tosses Out Attempted Murder Charge Against Baby

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.
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Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.
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Pentecostal Churches Accused Of Exploiting Cameroon's Poor

Pentecostalism is spreading rapidly throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the world's Pentecostalists live there, and Cameroon's government has deemed the church a national threat.
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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.
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Jailed In Cuba Since 2009, USAID Contractor On Hunger Strike

Alan Gross has been in a Cuban jail for more than four years. This week, he went on a hunger strike. Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, recently back from Cuba, brings NPR's Scott Simon an update.
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Searching For A Plane On The Ocean Floor Is Unmapped Territory

Even if recently detected pings are from the lost Malaysian jet's black box, oceanographer Simon Boxall tells NPR's Scott Simon searching for the plane on the ocean floor will still be difficult.
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After Austerity, British Economy Declared World's Fastest-Growing

In effect, the U.K. is saying "I told you so" after being declared the the fastest growing economy of any rich country in the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist Simon Johnson.

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