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Did The Malaysian Airliner Land? Here Are Possible Runways

Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.
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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.
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Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.
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Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution On Crimea

The resolution would declare Sunday's referendum on leaving Ukraine invalid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian official say Russian troops took over an area outside of Crimea Saturday.
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Indian Court Stays Death Penalty For Two In Rape Case

Four men were sentenced to death in September for a crime that sparked shock, anger and intense debate over how India handles violence against women.
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Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.
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Ill And Malnurished, CAR Refugees Flood Cameroon

Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled interreligious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.
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New Zealanders Search For Symbol Of Identity, Independence

The Union Jack may not last long in the New Zealand flag. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to journalist Tim Watkin about the flag, which some see as a symbol of British colonialism.
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'Deliberate Action' Took Malaysian Airliner Off Its Route

Malaysia's prime minister said Saturday that the missing airline left its planned route as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. Reporter Anthony Kuhn gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest.
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Syrian In Exile Writes On Despite Threats, Kidnappings

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.

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