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Much At Stake In Pakistan Talks With Taliban

For the first time since it was elected on a promise of peace, the Pakistani government held direct talks with the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Philip Reeves in Islamabad.
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Ruthless Warlord, Hero to Uzbeks, On Ballot In Afghan Elections

The voting in next month's Afghan elections is expected to fall along ethnic lines. A powerful warlord is running for office, even though he is accused of human rights abuses.
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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

India declared itself polio-free on Thursday, but it isn't wasting time celebrating. Leaders are already applying the tools used to fight polio to end a disease that kills more than 150 kids each day.
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Devastating Attack Still Leaves Afghan Journalist's Hope Alive

As a journalist in Kabul, Bilal Sarwary often covers horrifying attacks that leave civilians dead. There was another attack last week, but this one was different — and it shook him to the core.
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Cambodia's 'Missing Pictures' Molded From Director's Own Life

Rithy Panh's new film is a kind of documentary about Cambodians like him and his family who experienced the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Panh uses clay figurines to tell the story.
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A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro recently compared sexism in the Middle East and Latin America. It generated a massive response from readers, and she addresses some of those comments in this followup.
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Vladimir Putin Is Right Out Of A Russian Novel

Russia has a long and legendary literary tradition that can perhaps give us insight into their president today.
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Separated By Deportation, Family Plans To Reunite In Mexico

Almost 2 million undocumented immigrants have been deported in the years since president Obama took office. Among them is Jasmine Mendoza's husband, who was deported to Mexico following a routine traffic stop. But, as she tells NPR's Kelly McEvers, she's planning on joining her husband in Mexico.
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Russia Says It Doesn't Plan To Invade Ukraine

"We have absolutely no intention of — or interest in — crossing Ukraine's borders," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a Russian TV station Saturday.
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Taliban Attack On Election HQ Makes Good On Campaign Promise

It's the latest violence leading up to the April 5 vote. The Taliban is warning citizens that heading to the polls could be deadly.

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