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3-Day Ebola Lockdown Ends In Sierra Leone

People are allowed out of their homes and may return to work. The country-wide shutdown was an attempt to spread public health messages about Ebola and to potentially identify new patients.
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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.
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All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.
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Turkey Sees Influx Of Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Thousands of terrified Kurds are fleeing ISIS and seeking refuge in Turkey. Some 100,000 people have moved across the border in the last two days. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to correspondent Deb Amos.
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Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S.

John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.
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Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
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Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.
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For Oktoberfest-Goers In Munich, A Parade And A Party

Munich kicked off this year's Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, beer prices are above 10 euros per liter.
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One Year After Kenyan Mall Attack, Few Answers Have Emerged

The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public.
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A Forgotten Referendum On The Union Of Scots And English

In 2011, there was a vote on closing the version of Wikipedia written in the Scottish language variety, Scots. The episode reminds us how language intersects with politics and class.

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