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Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain

Uber says it's reached 52 countries since its 2010 launch, but our number cruncher Mona Chalabi tells NPR's Rachel Martin the tally is changing as some countries try to ban the ride-sharing service.
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Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.
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Survivor Of Mexican Student Attacks Tells Of Bullet-Riddled Escape

As the investigation into the presumed murder of 43 students in Mexico continues, one student who says he escaped the attacks describes how police surrounded the students' buses and began to fire.
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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.
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Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.
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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.
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Thailand's Crown Prince Divorces Amid Reports Of Palace Intrigue

Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his now ex-wife, Princess Srirasmi, have ended their 13-year marriage, the palace says.
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2 U.S. Soldiers Among More Than A Dozen Killed In Afghan Attacks

An Afghan Supreme Court official and 12 mine clearers were also among those killed in several attacks since late Friday.
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Oil Prices Go Down, Russia's Gold Buying Goes Up

Russia, China and other emerging market countries have been buying up large quantities of gold, something governments and individuals have done for centuries during uncertain economic times.
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Hong Kong Protesters Leave The Streets, Not Their Cause

Hong Kong's final pro-democracy protest camp was removed by the police this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Frank Langfitt about the future of the movement and relations with mainland China.

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