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Looking Ahead To The Future Of Syria's Crisis

To date, the civil war in Syria has claimed tens of thousands of lives and, according U.N. estimates, has caused more than a million refugees to flee to neighboring countries. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, NPR foreign correspondent Deb Amos discusses where the conflict may go.

In Turkey, Protesters Proudly Call Themselves 'Looters'

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan energized protesters when he called them "looters." The demonstrators have embraced the term, spreading it far and wide on social media.

Once Unsafe, Rio's Shantytowns See Rapid Gentrification

First came the day trips for foreigner tourists to the shantytowns. Now, young Westerners are living in formerly no-go areas — with yoga classes and sushi restaurants following. Business is booming in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, but some residents complain they're being priced out of the market.
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Readers' Review: "Woman At Point Zero" By Nawal El Saadawi

"Woman at Point Zero" is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty end with her facing execution at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism.


Koreas Agree To First High-Level Talks In Years

North Korea says it's willing to have a dialogue with South Korea on reopening a jointly run factory complex and hints at the possibility of discussing broader bilateral issues.