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In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe Resigns

11/21/2017
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The move ends Mugabe's 37-year-reign. It comes a week after the military seized power, heading off his apparent efforts to place his wife in position to succeed him.

Duration: 00:04:15


In 'Our Syria' Cookbook, Women Share Stories, Safeguard A Scattered Cuisine

11/20/2017
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Syrian cooking blends the most delicious flavors from the East and West. For the cookbook Our Syria, Itab Azzam and Dina Mousawi met with Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to cook with them.

Duration: 00:07:59


'New York Times' Reporter On The Investigation Into U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

11/17/2017
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Civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq have been vastly underestimated by the U.S. military, according to an investigation by The New York Times Magazine.

Duration: 00:05:20


Japan Has Half Of Asia's Golf Courses, But The Game's Popularity There Is Flagging

11/16/2017
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In the 1980s, Japan built thousands of golf courses and the game became baked into its business culture. Those days are over. Golf participation in Japan has dropped by 40 percent since 1996.

Duration: 00:05:07


Zimbabwe's Leader Under House Arrest After Military Seized Control Of Country

11/15/2017
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Zimbabweans have only ever had one leader — Robert Mugabe. But the southern African nation is now under the control of "military constitutionalism" — and Mugabe's party supports it.

Duration: 00:03:36


Nonprofit Has Tracked 33,000 Lives Lost In 24 Years Of Attempts To Reach E.U.

11/14/2017
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For decades, a network of volunteers has been tracking refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants who have died trying to cross the borders of the European Union.

Duration: 00:04:12


'Comfort Woman' Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan's Side, Now Sit On Korean Buses

11/13/2017
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Statues symbolizing the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers have appeared this year on Korean city buses — including on a bus line whose doors open right in front of Japan's embassy.

Duration: 00:06:16


Trump: Putin Again Denied Interfering In Election And 'I Really Believe' He Means It

11/11/2017
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Trump said he spoke with Putin several times during a summit in Vietnam. Trump also told reporters he thought the Russian president was "very insulted" by the allegation of election interference.

Duration: 00:04:07


President Trump Delivers Warning To Asia-Pacific Leaders Regarding Trade

11/10/2017
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President Trump laid out his "America First" vision of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. He wants to rebalance trade relationships and prefers bilateral deals to multilateral ones.

Duration: 00:03:57


Former KGB Agents On What They Think Happened With Russia In The 2016 Election

11/9/2017
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The U.S. intelligence community believes there was direct Russian interference in the 2016 election; the Kremlin steadfastly denies it. Two former KGB agents tell NPR what they think really happened.

Duration: 00:03:30


In Helmand, Afghan General Fights Taliban 'Cancer' With Some Help From U.S. Marines

11/8/2017
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U.S. Marines have returned to Afghanistan's Helmand Province with a small training force. They are hoping a new Afghan general will lead his troops to success.

Duration: 00:05:42


South Korea's Far-Right Gives Trump The Warmest Welcome

11/7/2017
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As President Trump arrived in Seoul, demonstrators with the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner" greeted him. The demonstrators are from Korea's far-right, and they love America.

Duration: 00:04:06


Families Of Japanese Abducted By North Korea Hope For Help From Trump

11/6/2017
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In Tokyo, Trump met relatives of Japanese citizens taken by North Korea in the 1970s. A handful have been freed over the years, but families are divided over the best way to gain release of the rest.

Duration: 00:04:46


How One Act Of Bravery Inspired India's Movie Stars To Fight Sexual Harassment

11/4/2017
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This year, a top actress was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. No one thought she would speak out — but she did. Here's what happened next.

Duration: 00:04:59


The Pigeon Racers Of Indonesia

11/3/2017
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Racing requires a pair of pigeons. The male is the racer, and he flies back to the female during the race. But some Indonesian men love this sport so much, it's been blamed for a rise in divorce.

Duration: 00:03:57


Sadr City Attack On U.S. Troops Retold In 'The Long Road Home'

11/2/2017
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Martha Raddatz' 2007 book chronicling the ambush has been turned into an 8-part National Geographic series. "I think it's been healing for a lot of the guys. It's been healing for me, too," she says.

Duration: 00:08:28


'It's Our Right': Christian Congregation In Indonesia Fights To Worship In Its Church

11/1/2017
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A Christian congregation outside Jakarta built a new church legally, but Muslims in the area object to it. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled to allow worship at the church, but it remains sealed.

Duration: 00:07:32


A Timeline Of Russia Sources' Offers Of Information To The Trump Campaign

10/31/2017
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The guilty plea of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos sheds more light on alleged connections between the campaign and Russia in early 2016.

Duration: 00:03:21


Kenya Declares President Kenyatta Winner Of Disputed Election

10/30/2017
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President Uhuru Kenyatta received more than 90 percent of the vote in an election that has sparked violence and rekindled the deep tribal divisions that mark politics in Kenya.

Duration: 00:02:32


A South African Superstar Says Farewell

10/29/2017
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Singer and dancer Johnny Clegg — the co-founder of two groundbreaking, racially mixed bands during the apartheid era — is battling pancreatic cancer. He's saying goodbye to his fans on a U.S. tour.

Duration: 00:05:50

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