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Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers

Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers have died and another 172 were injured. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are trying to salvage a cease-fire.
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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

With the bailout package that has kept Greece's economy afloat set to expire in just over a week, the country has formally asked Eurozone members for a six-month extension.
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Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage

The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.
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Italian Island Bears The Brunt Of Migrant Surge From Libya

Italy has recently rescued more than 2,000 migrants off Libya's coast. The holding center on Lampedusa can't handle the surge. Authorities worry Islamist militants might arrive amid the migrants.
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Tens Of Thousands Mark Argentine Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

Before Alberto Nisman could give his testimony to congress implicating Argentina's president in a cover up of a 1994 bombing, he was found dead with a bullet to the head.
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Safety Fears Force Changes To Mount Everest Route

The new route will bypass the area where 16 Sherpa guides were killed last year, and perhaps offer a safer path to the summit. Renee Montagne talks to Pete Athans, a veteran of Everest.
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Ukraine's President Appeals For U.N. Help To Maintain Truce

The president urges the U.N. to deploy peacekeepers to the eastern part of his country to help bolster the cease-fire. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Alec Luhn in eastern Ukraine about the truce.
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Kidnappings Inspire Photojournalist Lynsey Addario's Memoir

American photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who has survived kidnappings in Iraq and Libya, talks to Renee Montagne about her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War.
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Whatever Floats Your Goat: The 2015 Lunar New Year Animal Is Up For Debate

According to some East Asian zodiacs, 2015 is the year of the sheep. Or is it the goat? Different cultures will give you a different answer for which animal symbolizes this Lunar New Year.
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Captivated Afghans Watch Cricket Team's World Cup Debut

In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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