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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

NPR | March 29, 2015

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

NPR | March 29, 2015

The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.

Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

NPR | March 29, 2015

Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for more than 40 deaths, including one lawmaker, as balloting continues in a closely-fought presidential elections.

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Saudi Airstrikes Could Be Precursor To Ground Invasion In Yemen

NPR | March 29, 2015 2:43 p.m.

Saudi Arabia shares an 1,100-mile border with Yemen, a country quickly falling into anarchy. The Saudis have led airstrikes against rebel Houthi forces, but ground forces might not be far behind.

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Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

NPR | March 29, 2015 7:33 a.m.

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

NPR | March 29, 2015 7:33 a.m.

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.

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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

NPR | March 29, 2015 6:59 a.m.

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

NPR | March 29, 2015 6:14 a.m.

Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to "martyrs" killed for their faith.

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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

NPR | March 28, 2015 1:13 p.m.

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.

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Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story

NPR | March 28, 2015 11:54 a.m.

Though investigators say it looks like the co-pilot deliberately brought down the jet, killing himself and 149 others, there are reasons not to use that word.

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Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

NPR | March 28, 2015 11:53 a.m.

Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months

NPR | March 28, 2015 11:37 a.m.

At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abdel Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as "puppet of Iran."

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Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

NPR | March 28, 2015 10:47 a.m.

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.