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Toronto Votes Monday To Replace Its Mayor

Toronto mayor Rob Ford will not seek re-election, but his brother hopes to take his seat. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chris Selley, a columnist for the National Post, about the mayoral race.
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Oligarchs Still Hold Sway In Ukraine Elections

Ukraine's parliament election is tapping into the raw frustrations of a country ripped apart by war. In the first ballot since the Moscow-backed president was removed, can the damage be repaired?
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Nicaragua Follows Its Own Path In Dealing With Drug Traffickers

Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.
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EU Stress Test Finds 25 Banks Need To Shore Up Reserves

The total shortfall was measured at €24.6 billion, or around $31.2 billion. Officials say that some banks have already made up the shortfall, which is based on a snapshot of data taken last December.
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U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan, Along With British Force

The coalition base in southern Helmand Province was first established nearly 6 years ago. For Britain, the day brought an end to 13 years of military operations in Afghanistan.
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A Doctor's Diary: Encountering Chaos And Kindness In An Ebola Ward

One patient told infectious disease physician Nahid Bhadelia, "I am nobody." After 12 days in Sierra Leone, caring for the sick, she couldn't disagree more.
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Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.
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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.
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In Liberia, How To Gear For Ebola Still An Issue

This week, the CDC issued new guidelines on the protective gear health care workers should wear while treating Ebola patients. But there's still debate in Liberia about what is the proper personal protective equipment.
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Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution had been postponed several times since 2009. She was arrested in 2007 over the death of a man who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

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