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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.
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'Fake Sheikh' Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

A new BBC documentary shines a bright light on the so-called "Fake Sheikh," an infamous British tabloid writer who posed as a Middle Eastern sheikh and enticed people into sometimes illegal behavior.
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Columnist: 'Shameful' That Leaders Made Arab-Israeli Conflict Religious

Robert Siegel talks to Israeli columnist Nahum Barnea about the recent synagogue attack in Jerusalem and its aftermath.
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Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee 'Mega-Crisis'

The UN's top official for refugees, Antonio Guterres, says the wars in Iraq and Syria have created a "mega-crisis" straining the world's relief efforts.
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Corruption Scandal Engulfs Brazil's State Oil Company

In Brazil, the state oil company said it would launch its own internal investigation into corruption that allegedly took place while President Dilma Rousseff was head of it. So far, there have been nearly two dozen arrests in the graft scandal.
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Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses!" the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.
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FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.
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An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.
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Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.
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Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

Prosecutors want to question the WikiLeaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

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