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Australia Taking Over Local Government On Tiny, Bankrupt Island

Norfolk Island, home to descendants of sailors who mutinied on the HMS Bounty in 1789, will be administered from Canberra beginning next year.
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Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.
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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.
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Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.
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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.
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Prime Minister Netanyahu Backtracks On Palestinian State Comments

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who now says he never meant to reject the idea of a Palestinian state during parliamentary elections this week.
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Detained Feminists Highlight China's Crackdown On Dissent

NPR's Melissa Block interviews author Eric Fish, who's forthcoming book, China's Millennials: The Want Generation, is about Li Tingting, one of the detained Chinese feminist activists. Fish says she's drawn scrutiny from authorities who will not tolerate any form of organized dissent.
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Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists are still exchanging fire and inflicting casualties at hot spots in eastern Ukraine. The separatists haven't withdrawn heavy weapons, Ukrainians say.
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Investigation Continues Into Deadly Museum Attack In Tunis

NPR's Melissa Block talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor about the ongoing investigation of Wednesday's attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia, that left at least 20 dead.
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French National Front Party Gaining Appeal In Regional Elections

France holds it's regional elections Sunday, and the far-right National Front party is surging in popularity after persuading voters that it is no longer on the political fringe.

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