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Ukraine's Temporary Government Strained By Ongoing Tensions

The brand new government in Ukraine is struggling to respond to the crisis in Crimea. Host Arun Rath talks to NPR's Emily Harris in Kiev about the continuing tensions in the region.
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U.N. Attempting To Find Diplomatic Solutions In Ukraine

The standoff in Crimea is increasing in intensity and has become a focal point of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Host Arun Rath talks to NPR's Michele Kelemen about the diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff in the region.
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Knife Gang Attacks China Rail Station, Killing Dozens

A group of knife-wielding assailants attacked a railway station in southern China, killing at least 27 and wounding more than 100.
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Thai Protesters Retreat, But Vow To Keep Up Pressure On Government

Activists who have occupied government buildings in an effort to force out the elected government now say they will back off their "Shutdown Bangkok" campaign.
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Pakistani Taliban Promise Cease-Fire To Resume Peace Talks

The offer comes after the break down of talks between Islamabad and the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
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Russia's Parliament Approves Putin's Call For Troops In Ukraine

In response, Ukraine has put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.
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Crimean Government Buildings, Airports Reportedly Threatened

In Ukraine's Crimea, "unknown armed men" reportedly attempted to seize an Interior Ministry building overnight. The attempt was thwarted, as Washington Post correspondent William Booth tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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Worldwide Attention Expected For Track Star's Murder Trial

South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius goes on trial next week for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Guardian reporter David Smith about the upcoming court case.
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Ukraine's Crimea Region Full Of Uncertainty, Rapid Changes

Tensions are escalating as armed men take control of airports and set up road blocks in Crimea. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Emily Harris, who is in Kiev.
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U.S. Ambassador On Costs Of Russia's Moves In Ukraine

Diplomats are trying to cool tensions between the U.S., Russia and Ukraine. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Thomas Pickering, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about what's at stake for all sides.

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