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Beta Israel: Snapshots Of The Ethiopian Jewish Community

Photographer Ilan Ossendryver admits he didn't know much about Ethiopian Jews before receiving an assignment to cover their migration to Israel.
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Nigeria's Outspoken Writer Chinua Achebe Dies At 82

Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, who played a critical role in establishing post-colonial African literature, has died. The author of Things Fall Apart was 82.
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Scientists Use Antacid To Help Measure The Rate Of Reef Growth

There's some evidence that carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere has slowed the development of coral reefs. So researchers are adding antacid to the water in a tiny part of the Great Barrier Reef, to see whether the corals will grow faster if their water supply is less acidic.
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Moscow First Stop For New Chinese Leader

Xi Jinping follows in his predecessor's footsteps by making a visit with his Russian counterpart the top priority.
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Cyprus Gets Cold Shoulder From Russia On Bailout Aid

The Mediterranean island nation was hoping for new terms on an existing loan and a new line of credit from Moscow to help it stave off default.
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Cypriot Parliament Faces Bankruptcy Deadline

The tiny Mediterranean island-nation of Cyprus is teetering on the edge of insolvency after rejecting a tax on bank deposits imposed by the E.U. and IMF in exchange for a bailout. Cyprus has until Monday to approve a new bailout plan.
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'Tiny Fraction' Took Advantage During Iraq's Reconstruction

This week, Morning Edition has been marking the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Steve Inskeep talks to Inspector General Stuart Bowen about his audit report on U.S. spending and waste in the reconstruction of Iraq.
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Obama Asks Young Israelis To Push For Peace

President Obama is urging both Israelis and Palestinians not to abandon long-stalled peace talks. The president has been practicing some low-key shuttle diplomacy this week.

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