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Aid Workers Continue Efforts To Reach Besieged Syrian City

Humanitarian workers continue to try to evacuate civilians from the besieged Syrian city of Homs as negotiators in Geneva prepare for the next round of peace talks. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the latest from reporter Alice Fordham in Geneva.
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Turning A Million Cubic Yards Of Post-Typhoon Trash Into Jobs

Some call Tim Walsh the disaster garbage man, but he prefers waste management specialist. After major natural disasters, the Briton comes to clean up and put people to work. Amid destruction he's seen from Indonesia to the Philippines, he's learned that there's opportunity, and hope, even in a dump.
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The World's Most Optimistic Law: Banning Graffiti In Karachi

Pakistani lawmakers may have overreached when they approved a measure that makes it a crime, punishable by jail time, to spray graffiti in the chaotic and often lawless city Karachi.
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Sochi Games Expose Indian Corruption And Redemption

Luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag. He and fellow Indian athletes are officially "stateless" at the games.
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When It Comes To Human Rights, Is Russia Moving Backward?

The Winter Olympics are here, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has committed massive resources to make this a shining moment for modern Russia. But for months, controversy over Russia's "anti-gay propaganda" law has loomed. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Svetlana Zakharova, an activist with the Russian LGBT Network, and Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic magazine.
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Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As 'A Message'

An admiral in charge of Iran's 'Northern Navy' said 'fleets' are already making way for Atlantic waters, but he did not say the number or type of vessels.
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Olympic Guests Find Comfort Zones In First Day Of Games

The day after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, in the heart of the Olympic Park, visitors were upbeat. And all the controversies of previous days — stray dogs and unfinished digs — seemed to fall away.
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Syrian Humanitarian Convoy Reportedly Attacked

The Syrian Red Crescent says its workers were wounded as they tried to deliver aid to a rebel-held section of the besieged city of Homs.
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French Court Orders Google To Display Notice On Its Search Page

The Internet giant has been ordered to publish a public notice that it violated French regulations on user privacy and was ordered to pay a $200,000 fine.
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Is Early Sochi Criticism Par For The Course?

The Sochi Olympics have been criticized for poor preparation, security concerns, and Russia's policies on human and animal rights. The Russians aren't pleased. But host-bashing is a popular pastime.

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