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Criminals Fleeing Rio Crackdown Set Up Shop In The Suburbs

As part of NPR's series on crime in Latin America, we're looking at Brazil's efforts to occupy and clean up Rio's crime-ridden favelas, or shantytowns, before the World Cup and the Olympics. But as a consequence, criminals have dispersed to outlying areas where there are fewer resources.

Not Everyone Cheers Turkey's Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.

Protesters In Turkey Prepare For Prime Minister's Return

When he arrives from a trip abroad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will face an anti-government movement that has grown nationwide in recent days.

Police In India Arrest Three In Alleged Rape Of U.S. Tourist

The woman was allegedly gang raped late Monday near the northern resort town of Manali after accepting a lift from the men.

IMF Vs. European Commission: Duel Over Financial Crisis

The European Commission says it disagrees with the International Monetary Fund's conclusion that mistakes were made in the handling of Greece's financial crisis. In a report issued Wednesday, the IMF acknowledged it had underestimated the damage done by austerity. The European Commission responded by saying the IMF is ignoring the interconnected nature of euro-area member states.