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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

Emeka Ogboh's exhibition, "Market Symphony," brings listeners the rich sounds of a Lagos market. "There are stories in the soundscape," he tells NPR's Michel Martin. "There are stories from the city."
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As Noose Tightens Around ISIS In Iraq, Civilians Flee Hunger And Cold

Conditions are worsening in one ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. In pursuit of safety and stability, thousands of civilians are walking for days over the Hamrin Mountains, often without water or sleep.
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Boko Haram Attacks Village In Nigeria; Dozens Reportedly Dead

A survivor told The Associated Press he heard the screams of children as militants firebombed the village of Dalori. It was the third attack this week suspected to have been carried out by the group.
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Blasts In Damascus Kill At Least 45; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

A car bomb and two suicide bombs struck near a shrine revered by Shiite Muslims on Sunday. Groups aligned with Bashar al-Assad often use the defense of the shrine as a rallying cry for recruits.
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Post Student Protests, Controversial Rhodes Statue Stays

Rachel Martin has an update on last week's story from Oxford University, where students called for a controversial statue to be removed.
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Syrian Drownings Hover Over U.N. Peace Talks

U.N.-brokered talks to end the Syrian civil war are taking place in Geneva, but so far the warring sides won't even be in the same room together. NPR's Peter Kenyon updates Rachel Martin.
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Zika Virus Isn't The First Disease To Spark A Debate About Abortion

In 1965, the U.S. faced an epidemic of German measles that, like the Zika outbreak, was linked to birth defects. It changed the way this country talked about abortion.
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South Korea's Newest TV Stars Are North Korean Defectors

North Korean defectors star on talk shows, dating shows and compete in campy challenges. They're giving South Koreans an unprecedented glimpse of the North's experience. But it's not the full picture.
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Denmark's Mixed Message For Refugees

Ambivalence about refugees runs high in Denmark. Danes are critical of a new law requiring police to take cash and valuables from asylum seekers. But they're also nervous about rising refugee numbers.
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Zika Virus Reignites Abortion Debate In Brazil

Increased incidents of microcephaly in infants has spurred guidance to women that boils down to: Don't get pregnant. But women in Brazil have few options.

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