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Ask Me Anything: Africa Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Answers

NPR's Africa correspondent fielded topics ranging from progress in the Democratic Republic of Congo to racism in Africa and her favorite dish during Friday's AMA.
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In Pakistan, It's Not Just Soldiers With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is best known for afflicting front-line soldiers in combat. But years of violence in northwestern Pakistan have made PTSD widespread among civilians in a poor and remote region where there are few options for treatment.
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World Headlines: France Has Its Credit Rating Downgraded

In other news, a Japanese lawmaker is in trouble for handing the emperor a letter, a taboo in the country where the imperial family's role remains a sensitive one; and a Ghanaian minister is fired for allegedly saying she'll stay in politics until she makes at least $1 million.
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Strongest Cyclone Ever? Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines

Hopefully, the worst is now over. But the storm was packing some of the strongest winds ever recorded for a tropical cyclone when it hit the islands. Only a few deaths have been reported so far; however, the toll is expected to rise. It's now headed toward Vietnam. Landfall there is expected Sunday.
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Hopes Rising For 'First Step' At Nuclear Talks With Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry is joining the talks in Geneva, boosting expectations about a preliminary agreement. A deal might include some sanctions relief for Iran in exchange for it agreeing to suspend efforts to enrich uranium.
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China's Challenge: How To Keep Economic Boom Alive

The country's economy is at a turning point, and its leaders are gathering this weekend to decide how to steer a future course. For the world's second-largest economy, much hangs in the balance, including hopes for economic reforms. In the past, such gatherings have been game-changers.
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Ex-Ambassador Examines U.S., Pakistan Relations

Steve Inskeep talks to former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hussain Haqqani about his new book: Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.
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Powerful Typhoon Batters Philippines

A massive typhoon is crossing the Philippines. It is expected to maintain its Category 5 status as it crosses the entire country, and may be one of the strongest storms in history.
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Expectations Grow For Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva to join other major powers involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran hopes the international community will ease crippling economic sanctions in exchange for capping some of its atomic activities.
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New Pakistani Taliban Leader Blamed For Schoolgirl Shooting

Mullah Fazlullah is said to have ordered the attack on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who campaigned for girls' education. Inside Pakistan, Fazlullah rose to prominence several years ago through his fiery religious radio broadcasts, which earned him the nickname "Radio Mullah."

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