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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.
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A Glimpse Into Osama Bin Laden's Final Days

NPR's Arun Rath talks with CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen about newly released documents revealing what life was like for Osama bin Laden in the months before he was tracked down and killed in Pakistan in 2011.
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New Statue Of Gandhi Unveiled In Britain's Parliament Square

NPR's Ari Shapiro says the statue underscores how much the U.K.-India relationship has changed since Mohandas Gandhi fought for independence from Britain nearly 70 years ago.
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Nun, Who Tried To Prevent Robbery, Gang Raped In India

The attack on the septuagenarian occurred about 50 miles northeast of Kolkata. Officials have ordered an investigation.
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Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.
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LOOK: Images From Forest Fire That Threatens Chilean City

The blaze on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile, has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency; about 4,500 people have been evacuated from their homes.
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'Important Gaps' Remain In Nuclear Talks With Iran, Kerry Says

The U.S. secretary of state also said he will use talks Sunday in Switzerland to assure his interlocutors that a letter from GOP senators on the validity of a nuclear deal with Iran carries no weight.
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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.
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Egyptians Fight ISIS Fear-Mongering With Punchlines And Parody

Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with parodies of the militant group's gruesome videos.
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New Dads In Togo Are Guaranteed Something That U.S. Dads Aren't

It's paid paternity leave, which is the law in an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries, but not in the U.S. Research shows that time off for pops can provide lasting benefits.

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