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Kerry Announces Progress Toward Peacekeeping Force In South Sudan

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia on the first leg of a visit to Africa. He hinted at possible ways to end the conflict in South Sudan, saying that "terms and a timeline" for military intervention had been decided.
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For Separatists, Ballots Are On Their Way — But Plans Are Still Pending

The self-proclaimed governor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk announced that preparations were underway for an independence referendum. Separatists' intentions there appear to be unclear, and their opponents feel angry and abandoned by the government in Kiev.
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With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria

Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.
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Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?
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Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. We explore what the larger ships, twice the size of those that can currently pass, mean for our region's ports.

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Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food

A team of NPR journalists traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border seeking stories of people and crossing. One discovery they couldn't quite swallow was a street snack called tostilocos.
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New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia

Two men have been infected with a virus newly discovered in dairy cattle, scientists say. The disease causes blisters on the hands and arms, and other symptoms similar to those caused by smallpox.
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'Heartbreaking' Video Of Final Moments Aboard Korean Ferry

The cellphone footage was shot by a 17-year-old victim of the ferry disaster, recording classmates as they realize that they probably will not escape.
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European Soccer Tackles Racism But Slips On A Banana Peel

European soccer fans often yell racist taunts and throw bananas at opposing players. That's not new. What is new is how one black player, Dani Alves, reacted.
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Ukraine To Expel Russian Diplomat Reportedly Caught Taking Classified Info

Moscow's unnamed military attache was caught red-handed, according to officials in Kiev.

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