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On The Eve Of Dominican Day, A Deportation Policy Draws Criticism

By Alexandra Starr The controversy over the Dominican Republic’s policy to deport thousands of people of Haitian descent is reverberating through Caribbean-American communities in New York City. » E-Mail This

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Typhoon Hits Chinese Coast After Sweeping Over Taiwan

By Scott Neuman The storm killed at least 6 people in Taiwan and have thrust millions into the dark. Some 1.4 million homes in China’s Fujian province were evacuated ahead

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Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

By Scott Neuman Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after the Moscow’s forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009

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He’s Just Woven The World’s Finest Panama Hat. But Who Will Buy It?

By Roff Smith We visit one of the last — and best — practitioners of this vanishing art. Like his predecessors, he lives in Ecuador, not Panama. » E-Mail This

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Living In ‘The Jungle,’ Migrants In France Seek A Permanent Home

Some 3,000 migrants from the Middle East and North Africa are now camping out in the port city of Calais. Celine Schmitt of the United Nations refugee agency discusses their

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ISIS Advances In Syria, Capturing More Than 200 People

By Alice Fordham The self-declared Islamic State has made gains in Syria, capturing a largely Christian town and abducting people along the way. » E-Mail This …read more Via: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/07/430381733/isis-advances-in-syria-capturing-more-than-200-people?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Debate And Iran Nuclear Deal

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the first GOP presidential debate and the Iran nuclear deal. » E-Mail This

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Welcome To ‘The Jungle,’ Where Thousands Of Migrants Have Pitched Their Tents

By Ari Shapiro In the French town of Calais, some migrants are trying to build a sense of normality to the sprawling unofficial camp where thousands seek shelter. » E-Mail

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Atheist Blogger Slain By Extremists In Bangladesh

By Julie McCarthy In Bangladesh, another well-known secular blogger was murdered Friday — the fourth such killing this year. Police say the 40-year-old activist was hacked to death by assailants

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For A Passenger’s Brother, The Pain Of Lost Flight 370 Lingers

As pieces of an aircraft wash ashore on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, there has been conflicting information about whether the wreckage belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Tom