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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.
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Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.
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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.
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Activists Cross The DMZ In Controversial Peace Demonstration

Famed American feminist Gloria Steinem has taken her activism to the border between North and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Elise Hu about the demonstration aimed at reunifying two nations.
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As ISIS Expands Its Control, U.S. Policy Is Questioned

The so-called Islamic State captured two strategic cities recently: Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins about the U.S. strategy toward ISIS.
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To Build Up Its Historical Image, Macedonia Is Going Baroque

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.
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Controversy Follows As Activists Cross North-South Korean Border

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.
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Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.
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Huge Crowd In El Salvador For Beatifcation Of Slain Archbishop

The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.
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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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