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Roy Andersson: From Mordant Ad Director To Philosophical Filmmaker

Andersson spent decades directing funny commercials in Sweden. Later, the money he made helped pave the way for his return to cinema. His new film is A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.
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ISIS Attack On Kobani Looms Over Turkish Elections

Last year's battle for the Syrian town of Kobani and dissatisfaction with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's huge new palace are issues in Sunday's Turkish parliamentary elections.
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U.N.-Led Yemen Peace Talks Are Set For June 14

The United Nations envoy for Yemen is trying to bring together all sides for talks in Geneva this month in an effort to end a devastating conflict in the poorest nation in the Middle East.
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The Hidden World Of Cambodia's Sex Workers: New Risks, New Hope

The government closed brothels to clamp down on human trafficking. But that move put the country's prostitutes in grave danger.
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McAuliffe To Pitch European Countries On Doing Business With Virginia

McAuliffe and administration officials will visit six European countries over 11 days, and take part in more than 70 economic development meetings.
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Irish Soccer Details $7 Million FIFA Payment Over Handball

While earlier news has alleged hefty bribes over the awarding of the tournament, this case centers on a pivotal play in a World Cup playoff game that played in a key role in Ireland staying home.
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Risky Gazans Begin Digging Out Smuggling Tunnels To Egypt Again

During their heyday, you could deliver fried chicken from Egypt to Gaza through tunnels. Despite new dangers of an Egyptian anti-tunnel campaign, some Gazans are digging out a living again.
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As Many As Six Candidates Murdered In Run Up To Mexican Elections

The candidates murdered were running in the most restive states in Mexico, where corruption and drug trafficking violence are the top issues on the minds of voters. Elections will occur Sunday.
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Who Are America's Suspected ISIS Followers?

More than 60 U.S. citizens have been accused of joining or supporting the Islamic State in the past two years. NPR has documented their individual cases.
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Tariq Aziz, Public Face Of Saddam Hussein Regime, Dies

Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister, dies in jail in Iraq. He was 79.

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