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Libyan Journalist: People In Benghazi 'Divided' Over How To Stop ISIS

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Omar al-Mosmary, a Libyan journalist based in Benghazi, about how life there is impacted by the Islamic State and other violent factions. He says half the city that was controlled by al-Qaida is now controlled by Islamic State. No one lives there except for fighters and their families. The residents who were living there have crowded into the rest of town.
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Obama To Host Colombian President Ahead Of Historic Peace Deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visits the White House at a time when his country is on the verge of a historic peace deal with leftist rebels known as the FARC.
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Luxembourg Hopes To Rocket To Front Of Asteroid-Mining Space Race

The tiny European country will be investing in research and building a regulatory framework to help make a futuristic industry — the extraction of minerals from objects in space — a reality.
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The Kremlin Is Not Going To Like Pussy Riot's New Video

The Russian protest group skewers Russia's prosecutor-general, Yuri Chaika, who's accused of corruption. The video stars one of two Pussy Riot members jailed in 2012 for "hooliganism."
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'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef Will Now Satirize U.S. Democracy

Bassem Youssef created what became the most popular TV show in Egypt's history, but the government had the show cancelled, and Youssef fled Egypt.
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Why Nepal Has One Of The World's Fastest-Growing Christian Populations

The census showed no Christians in 1951. Today there are nearly 400,000. One reason: Some evangelical groups offer aid — desperately needed after the earthquake — and also seek converts.
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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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Migrant Rescue Ship Prowls Waters Between Greece And Turkey

Thousands of migrants land daily on Greece' shores seeking asylum in Europe. Hundreds don't make it, drowning during the sea voyage. Volunteers, with private rescue boats, are trying to save migrants.
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Far From Sunday's Super Bowl, A Football Championship In China

A grass-roots league is gaining fans in China; last month, Shanghai's Nighthawks and Warriors vied for the championship. The players learned about football via Hollywood movies and online NFL games.
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Thousands Of Foreign Fighters Still Join ISIS Despite Visible Defeats

ISIS has lost a lot of territory but that hasn't translated into a loss of supporters. The reason: the group has convinced its followers that defeat is part of a larger plan.

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