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For The First Time, China Launches A Moon Rover Mission

The mission has become a reason for national pride in the country. If successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
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Swedish Inmate Escapes To Go To The Dentist

The prisoner complained of a toothache but says he couldn't get anyone to help him treat it. So, according to Swedish media, the 51-year-old man escaped, and went to a dentist. He had his tooth pulled and then turned himself in to authorities.
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Violence Erupts Over Ukraine President's Pro-Russia Move

Demonstrations, often violent, are happening across Ukraine after its president refused to sign a trade agreement with the European Union. His decision came under heavy pressure from Russia, which in the past has cut off critical gas supplies to Ukraine to show its dissatisfaction. For more, Renee Montagne talks to journalist David Stern in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
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Russian Companies Fret Over Cost Of Sochi Games

In the rush to the Winter Olympics opening, Russian President Putin is bracing for a fight. His government will demand the country's biggest companies stand firm on commitments to the bankroll the games, according to an upcoming issue of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. David Greene talks to Bloomberg's Stephanie Baker about why some of Russia's wealthiest industrialists are concerned.
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A Soldier Accused, But Few Answers In Death Of Iraqi Teens

Last month, military investigators began a process to charge Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera with two counts of murder in the 2007 fatal shooting of two deaf, unarmed Iraqi youths. But Carl Prine, a reporter who has been following the story, says it is still unclear what happened and why it took so long for the military to act.
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In Gujarat, Anti-Muslim Legacy Of 2002 Riots Still Looms

Indian writer Zahir Janmohamed was in Gujarat, India, during the 2002 riots that left more than a thousand Muslims dead. He talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the riots, and how Muslims have fared in Gujarat since then under Narendra Modi, who is now a leading candidate to be India's next prime minister.
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Palestinian Refugees On Losing Side Of UN Budget Crunch

The UN agency that supplies the basic needs for Palestinian refugees may not be able to meet December payroll for 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers across the Mideast. The agency serves an ever-increasing number of refugees, the descendants of the Palestinians uprooted in 1948.
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Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.
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Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal

An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.
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Rival Protesters Clash In Bangkok

At least one protester is dead as violence breaks out among rival groups rallying in the Thai capital.

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