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Middle East
5:44 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Iran, World Powers Reach Deal On Nuclear Program

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:25 am

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Iraq
5:43 am
Tue July 14, 2015

In 'Escaping ISIS,' An Underground Railroad Forms To Save Yazidi Women

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 1:16 pm

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Parallels
3:42 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Documenting Death Inside Syria's Secret Prisons

Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian government photographer, are displayed at the United Nations on March 10. The photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Caesar, took the pictures between 2011, when the Syrian uprising began, and 2013, when he fled the country. His photos will be on display at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Lucas Jackson Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 1:45 pm

A Syrian forensic photographer, who now uses the pseudonym Caesar, documented the death of thousands of detainees in Syria's brutal prison system. He made more than 55,000 high-resolution images before he fled the country, fearing for his safety, in 2013.

He spoke publicly for the first time in July 2014, when he appeared before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, wearing a blue jacket with a hood to protect his identity.

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The Salt
8:11 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Does Iceland Need New Cows To Keep Up With Demand For Skyr?

Every drop of milk in the skyr made in Iceland comes from Icelandic cattle, the country's only breed.
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Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 11:51 pm

It takes about four cups of milk to make one cup of skyr, Iceland's super thick, high-protein version of yogurt.

Every drop of skyr made in Iceland comes from Icelandic cattle, the country's single breed.

But there's a problem: The average Icelandic cow can't supply much milk. And the hunger for skyr is stronger than ever now that people around the world are discovering its creamy delights.

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Goats and Soda
6:58 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

While reporting on the drama of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, I've been startled by how many of them are pregnant or are traveling with a very young child.

When I'd ask why, they'd say they wanted to give birth in the safety of Europe.

But as I investigated, I learned there could be another, more ominous reason: Some of these pregnant women may be victims of sexual violence on the long route northward to Europe from sub-Saharan Africa — journeys that can take years.

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The Two-Way
6:18 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with reporters after meeting with eurozone leaders in Brussels on Monday. The leaders reached a tentative agreement on a bailout program that provides cash in exchange for changes in the way the Greek government operates.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Is news coverage of Greece wearing you down? Too many deals and deadlines?

It's no wonder. The "Greek debt crisis" has been in progress for nearly six years, making it easy to assume that we're seeing just another crazy episode in a long-running drama.

But European leaders are saying this time it really is different. Here's why:

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Goats and Soda
5:25 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

The World Could Wipe Out Extreme Poverty By 2030. There's Just One Catch

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right, with blue necktie) arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the International Conference on Financing for Development.
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Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 10:05 am

This fall world leaders plan to convene at the United Nations to commit to some sweeping goals: By 2030 they want to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere. Also on the agenda: End hunger, stop all preventable deaths of newborns and children, and halt epidemics of diseases such as AIDS and malaria.

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Europe
4:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Greece's Financial Rescue: A Blow To European Unity?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

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World
4:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Shark Attacks Still Haunt Residents Of Reunion

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:33 pm

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Middle East
4:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Update On Iran Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:30 pm

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