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Turkey Frees Teenager Who 'Insulted' The President

The most recent crackdown on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's critics is proof for many that Turkey is veering toward authoritarianism.
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Ukrainian Peace Talks Put On Hold

The talks that began on Wednesday were expected to be continued today in Minsk. Belarus, which is hosting the dialogue, declined to comment on the reason.
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Want To Solve The World's Most Heated Disagreements? Bring Your Wallet

Research found that a little cash goes a long way toward making people more thoughtful about what motivates their longtime foes, be it Israelis and Palestinians or Republicans and Democrats.
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Irish Court OKs Turning Off Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Doctors told the High Court the 18-week fetus' prospects of survival were low. There have been two similar cases in Ireland since 2001; both fetuses died in the womb. The decision won't be appealed.
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How To Make An Unboring Documentary About Polio

Filmmaker Tom Roberts was definitely not interested when he was first asked to make a movie about the disease. Then he began to do some research. "Every Last Child" is the result.
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Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
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For Indian Coastal Town, Tsunami Ushered In Change

Ten years ago, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 100,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. Some 7,000 people died in the Indian town of Nagapattinam. How has the town recovered?
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Kremlin Choreographs Politics To Make Putin Look Good, Author Says

Author Peter Pomerantsev talks to David Greene about how the Kremlin has maintained Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity at home despite this year's challenges.
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Turkish President's Aggressive Behavior In 2014 Gets More Notice

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used 2014 to assert new powers but found no clear path for handling the militant threat next door in Syrian and Iraq.
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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia.

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