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Russian Aid Convoy Parked Near Ukraine Border

A humanitarian aid convoy from Russia has reached the border with Ukraine. Russia is suspected of using the convoy to extend its influence there. Ukraine is battling a pro-Russian rebellion.
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China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to The Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter.
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Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard professor Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal which opened 100 years ago. One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, it connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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Iraq Has New Leadership, Al-Malaki Will Step Aside

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step down. Maliki said he is not seeking a post in the new government and that he supports the nomination of Haider al-Abadi to succeed him.
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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.
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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.
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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.
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Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.
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A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
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Sayur Manis: Delicious, But Also Deadly, Greens From Borneo

Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.

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