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Fleeing War At Home, Syrians Reach State Of Limbo In Greece

The Greek government made grandiose promises to house Syrian refugees in empty resorts on Greek islands. It didn't work out that way. These days, Syrians have no hope for asylum or benefits there.
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The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food

In the first installment of the new season of Hidden Kitchens, The Kitchen Sisters explore how Sicilians are reclaiming farmland and providing Mafia-free jobs in a region gripped by corruption.
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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.
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Vatican Tells U.N. Committee That Abuse Claims Have Dropped

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said there had been a "stabilization and even decline of cases of pedophilia."
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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

The paralyzing virus had seemed on the verge of disappearing. But this year cases are being reported in 10 countries. The World Health Organization has responded with strict vaccination rules.
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Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles'

Gerry Adams, a leader of Sinn Fein, was questioned in Northern Ireland in connection with an infamous murder 42 years ago. The investigation threatens to impact the fragile peace agreement there.
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In Venezuela Protests, Report Condemns Police's 'Pattern Of Abuse'

A Human Rights Watch report documents brutal force used by Venezuelan security forces against peaceful demonstrators — including beatings, shootings and, in some cases, torture. The report also shows how security forces work in cahoots with pro-government armed gangs, calling the abuses the worst they have seen in years.
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Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.
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Weeks Into Search Efforts, Can Other Countries Help Nigeria?

For more on the effort to rescue the abducted Nigerian girls, Melissa Block speaks with Richard Downie, the deputy director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Boats Carrying Migrants Capsize Off Greece; At Least 22 Dead

The two boats, one a 6-foot dinghy, were carrying dozens of illegal migrants hoping to reach the Greek coast. Four of the dead are children.

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