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An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 29, 2015.
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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter

Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanuel Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.
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Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'

A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."
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In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns

There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
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Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year

The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.
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Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
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Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge

The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
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Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.

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