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Kurdish Refugees Join Huge Numbers Of Displaced Syrians

The Syrian refugee flood in southern Turkey this weekend is just the latest in a larger crisis in the region. NPR's Melissa Block and Robert Siegel go over the numbers.
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Tensions Rise As Syrian Kurds Flee ISIS Advance

The Islamic State recently launched an offensive that sent a wave of Kurdish refugees into Turkey from Syria. Deborah Amos reports from southern Turkey on the chaos on the border.
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India's Orbiter To Join NASA's Maven Around Mars – On A Shoestring

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.
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Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.
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The Price Of Progress In Rwanda

Twenty years after Rwanda's horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame is widely praised for dramatically reducing poverty and increasing life expectancy in his tiny, land-locked African nation. But critics say the economic progress comes at...

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A Power-Sharing Deal In Afghanistan

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan's contested months-long presidential election process. Ghani agreed to share power with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who will become the country's chief executive.

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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.
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3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
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Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.
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Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

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