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Sayur Manis: Delicious, But Also Deadly, Greens From Borneo

Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.
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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.
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Kenyan Health Workers Fear Ebola May Take Flight

Kenya's international airport is on high alert, since the Kenya Medical Association has called on the national airline to suspend flights due to concerns over the Ebola outbreak.
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Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

The longtime leader has bowed to pressure to quit his post and endorse his nominated successor. The White House commended the announcement.
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Kurdish Province Struggles To Cope With Waves Of Iraqi Refugees

Farhad Atrushi, the governor of the Iraqi province of Duhok, joins Robert Siegel to speak about the refugees now flooding his predominantly Kurdish city.
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Once-Thriving Heart Of The Eurozone Stagnates

The eurozone economy slowed to a crawl in the second quarter of 2014, according to reports released Thursday. The German economy actually contracted, and France stayed flat.
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Obama Says Siege Of Mount Sinjar Is Broken, But Crisis Persists

U.S. military officials have decided that Mount Sinjar doesn't require immediate evacuation, but people across northern Iraq are still seeking refuge. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is meeting the man trying to replace him.
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As Kiev Cites Progress, Opposing Convoys Head To Ukraine's East

There's been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with shelling in the region's major city of Donetsk and government forces reporting more success in their battles with separatists. Meanwhile, both Ukrainian and Russian aid convoys are heading toward the area, though it's unclear how the Russian trucks plan to enter Ukraine.
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Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.
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Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown

The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.

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