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As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

Following bombing raids on ISIS targets in Tikrit, Iraqi forces are preparing to retake the strategic city. Correspondent Alice Fordham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about her recent visit to the front.
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Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.
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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.
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Nigerians Go To The Polls

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.
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An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Iona Craig, a freelance journalist who's spent the last four years reporting from the country, about this week's airstrikes and prospects for a ceasefire.
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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.
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Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months

At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as "puppets of Iran."
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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.
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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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