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Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."
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Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.
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In India, Fifth Person Is Arrested In Gang Rape, Murder Case

The arrests come amid public outcry over perceived official inaction. The incident is another in a series of rapes against Indian women in recent years that have united the country in anger.
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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.
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Assad Bound For Re-Election As War Appears At A Stalemate

As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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Pakistan Signals Possible Opening In Relations With India

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of India's new prime minister this week. Does this signal a thaw? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council.
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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.
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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.
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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.
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25 Years From Tiananmen, China Strives To Keep Activists Silent

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and human rights observers say that Chinese authorities are cracking down more than ever on activists and intellectuals. Maya Wang, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, discusses the dubious anniversary and the harsh response that has followed.

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