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Drought Could Complicate Already Difficult Food Crisis In Syria

The World Food Programme is moving about 40,000 tons of food around Syria each month, navigating conflict zones and checkpoints. And now a potential drought could hurt food production in the country.
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Huge Fire Kills At Least 11 And Destroys Hundreds Of Homes In Chile

In Chile, a large fire has reportedly killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate areas near the port city of Valparaiso.
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Clashes In Eastern Ukraine Reportedly Turn Deadly

Ukraine issues an ultimatum for pro-Russian militants in the east to lay down their weapons and withdraw from buildings they have seized. Clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian protesters in the eastern city of Slovyansk turned deadly. Guest host Tess Vigeland talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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Early Afghan Election Results Set Candidates Posturing

Though the sample of results released Sunday is based on less than 7 percent of the total vote, analysts say a runoff is likely.
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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.
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Pope Francis Poses For Selfies With Crowd At St. Peter's

After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.
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Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.
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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.
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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.
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French Firms Tell Workers To Unplug After Hours. World Is Jealous

In France, some companies are making an effort to limit off-the-clock emails between workers, telling them to "disconnect from remote communications tools" for no less than 13 hours a day.

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