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Migrants Recall Horrors Of Mediterranean Shipwreck

Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.
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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.
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Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.
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Business, Labor Debate Pacific Trade Deal Before Senate

Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.
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More Than 800 Dead In Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy

Authorities have arrested two alleged smugglers who might be responsible for the deaths. Nearly 2,000 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year.
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Saudi Arabia Says It Is Ending Airstrikes In Yemen

Saudi Arabia announced a major down-scaling of its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen Tuesday, which occurred for nearly four weeks.
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China-Pakistan Deal Highlights Waning U.S. Influence In Region

China's President is pledging to invest $46 billion in a corridor across Pakistan linking China with the Middle East. Some analysts say this signifies a decline in America's influence in the region.
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To Escape Military Service, Thousands Of Young Eritreans Flee To Europe

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Dan Connell, visiting researcher at the Boston University African Studies Center, about the large number of young people emigrating to Europe from Eritrea.
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Smuggler To Desperate Migrants: 'Now I Am Sending You To Your Death'

More migrants are leaving from chaotic Libya in a bid to reach Europe. The overcrowded boats are at risk of sinking, and some do. A Syrian man tells of the treacherous journey with his young son.
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Report Lays Out 10 Most Censored Countries

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Eritrea, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are tops at silencing journalists.

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