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Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees

The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.
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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.
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Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.
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Thousands Flee After Anti-Immigrant Violence Strikes South Africa

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with South African journalist S'thembile Cele about how violence against immigrants has flared in South Africa.
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Diego Garcia Islanders Displaced In U.K. Failure Hope To Return Home

Natives of Diego Garcia were displaced over 40 years ago when the U.S. built a military base on the Indian Ocean island nation.
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Muslim Migrants Threw Christians Overboard, Italian Police Say

Tens of thousands of people are trying to flee Africa by boarding rickety and often overcrowded boats for the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Many ships capsize or are abandoned by smugglers, and hundreds have already died en route. More than 10,000 people were rescued this week alone.
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New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.
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They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.
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The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.
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The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.

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