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Mass Rally Protesting Indian Quota System Leads To Unrest

Protests turned deadly in Gujarat, India, this week. Thousands of people, galvanized by a charismatic young member of the Patel community, took to the streets to demand access to jobs and education.
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Tropical Storm Erika Causes Massive Flooding, Landslides In Caribbean

There were scenes of fast-moving water in the streets on the island of Dominica after the storm dumped 9 inches of rain in a few hours. It could hit Florida as a Category 1 hurricane next week.
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His Drum Talked And Everyone Listened: Remembering A 'Human Treasure'

Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose has died at age 85. He mastered his local drum language and brought it to the world, creating rhythms for the likes of Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.
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A Man Shed Live Polio Virus In His Stool For 28 Years

That's the longest span for one individual to excrete the live virus in history. It's not the norm, that's for certain. But how much of a concern is it in the war to wipe out polio?
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Hispanic Or Latino? A Guide For The U.S. Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump has put immigration front and center in his campaign. This has placed renewed focus on the confusing question of how to refer to people from Latin America, including those now in the U.S.
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Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold

The incident happened at the World Athletics Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted the Jamaican against America's Justin Gatlin.
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Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.
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LISTEN: Gang Power Inside And Outside of Prisons In El Salvador

In his latest update from Central America, WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull discusses navigating dangerous gang-controlled areas, the situation in local prisons and the complexity of El Salvador's problems in general.

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Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power

Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several years as it outpaces rival India and several other nations in production.
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At Least 20 Dead Migrants Found Crammed In Truck In Austria

Police said it was unclear how many people were in the vehicle, which was found along Austria's A4 autobahn near the border with Hungary and Slovakia.

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