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WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'

The World Health Organization isn't ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis, so the agency's leader is calling for major reforms. But will the changes be enough?
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Islamic State Takes Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra

The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
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For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football

The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.
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Netanyahu Cancels Palestinian-Only Bus Plan Just Before Scheduled Start

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Lahav Harkov, Knesset reporter for the Jerusalem Post, about the politics around a plan to require Palestinian laborers from the West Bank to ride Palestinian-only buses.
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'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

The musical has some of the best-known songs in Broadway history, but it originally had other tunes that almost no one knows. Some of those songs were recently performed for the first time in decades.
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An Indian Master Returns To Cinemas, Restored

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray earned a lifetime achivement Oscar for his beloved Apu Trilogy, released between 1955 and 1959. Badly damaged by fire, the original negatives have now been restored.
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Desperate Rohingya Granted Temporary Shelter. But What Next?

Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.
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Fall Of Ramadi Highlights 'Fundamental Failure' Of U.S. Strategy In Iraq

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post, about how the U.S. miscalculated the vulnerability of Ramadi, Iraq, to takeover by the self-declared Islamic State.
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I'd Like To Buy The Emerging World A Coke

The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.
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U.S. Releases Documents Seized From Osama Bin Laden's Compound

Newly declassified materials include books, magazines and letters found during the 2011 raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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