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U.S. Criticizes China For Construction In South China Sea

China and the U.S. exchanged criticisms on the South China Sea over the weekend. So far, neither side appears willing to either compromise on the disputed waters, or to escalate the dispute.
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Latest Attempted Coup In Gambia Began On U.S. Soil

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Adam Goldman about how the Gambian president survived a failed coup hatched by U.S.-based dissidents.
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American Freelance Journalist Released By Rebels In Yemen

Casey Coombs was one of a number of Americans being held in Yemen, according to the U.S. State Department.
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As The Arctic Opens Up, The U.S. Is Down To A Single Icebreaker

Melting ice means more of the Arctic is accessible to exploration and shipping, and countries are racing to establish a presence. But they still need heavy icebreakers, and the U.S. is falling behind.
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A Rare, Spontaneous Democracy Debate In A Shanghai Taxi

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving around Shanghai offering free rides to learn about real life in China. But he was recently a taxi passenger when something unusual happened.
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Woman Turns 100 Without Any Family, But With Thousands Of Good Wishes

When word got out that England's Winnie Blagden would turn 100 on Sunday and had no living relatives, thousands of people sent cards and gifts.
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Climate Change Meeting To Focus On Ensuring Countries Keep Commitments

The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.
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Murder Charges In Bangladesh Over 2013 Garment Factory Collapse

More than 40 people were charged in connection with the collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,137 people.
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Wreck Of 1794 Slave Ship Is Confirmed Off South Africa

Researchers say it's the first discovery of a wreck that sank while carrying slaves. Renee Montagne talks to Lonnie Bunch of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
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Cyber Archaeologists Rebuild Destroyed Artifacts

Hundreds of ancient artifacts have been damaged or destroyed during violence in the Middle East. Researchers are using the power of crowdsourcing and 3-D imaging to re-create the ancient artifacts.

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