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Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.
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MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."
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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.
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To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland

In 2000, the country launched a campaign that seized thousands of white-owned farms. The move helped send Zimbabwe into an economic tailspin. But now, some of those farmers may get that land back.
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France Refuses To Sell Two Warships To Russia

The dispute follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The 1.6 billion euro helicopter carriers are sitting in French dockyards.
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Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics

Kazakhstan lost its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, but a number of Kazakhs see this as an opportunity, not a loss.
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Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal

The military deal reached by the United States and Turkey is an attempt to refocus the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Frank Ricciardone.
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How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.
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Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.
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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

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