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Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. i i hide captionAlmaz Acha sits with her baby Alentse at her home in the rural community of Sadoye, in southern Ethiopia. Families in rural communities, like this one, have benefited from Ethiopia’s health extension program. Julien Behal/PA Photos /Landov Almaz Acha sits with ...

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Brazil’s Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. i i hide captionSocial media is booming in Brazil, which has become a major market for both Facebook and Twitter. But Brazilian law is still in flux, and legislation is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media. Christophe Simon ...

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Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Health Worsens

i i hide captionFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ‘s condition has taken a turn for the worse, the hospital treating him said Wednesday. Sharon, 85, has been in a coma since 2006 when a devastating stroke incapacitated him at the height of his political power. Oded Balilty/AP Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ‘s condition has taken a turn ...

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Third Icebreaker Fails To Reach Stranded Ship In Antarctic

i i hide captionNowhere to go: A view from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. Andrew Peacock/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography/AP Nowhere to go: A view from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia. Andrew Peacock/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose ...

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New Rendition of Woody Guthrie’s ‘Deportee’ Song

History The People Behind Guthrie’s ‘Deportee’ Verses Woody Guthrie’s folk song, ‘Deportee’ recalls the 1948 plane crash that killed 28 undocumented immigrants. Host Michel Martin talks with artist Tim Hernandez, about why he recently updated the song. This segment initially aired March 28, 2013 on Tell Me More. World

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Muslim Pop Star Yuna On The Rise In America

i i hide captionYuna doesn’t just make music, but runs a fashion boutique where she sells funky but modest clothes. Autumn de Wilde Yuna doesn’t just make music, but runs a fashion boutique where she sells funky but modest clothes. Autumn de Wilde Audio for this story from Tell Me More will be available at approximately 3:00 p.m. ET. Award-winning ...

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South Sudan Violence: ‘The Stories They Tell Are Horrible’

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation, but observers say it could be heading toward civil war, or even genocide. NPR’s Gregory Warner updates host Michel Martin on the latest from South Sudan. World

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VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

The first eruption of eastern El Salvador’s Chaparrastique volcano in 37 years sent ash and gas soaring as much as six miles into the air on Sunday and led authorities to evacuate thousands of people from their homes. According to the country’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the volcano blew at 10:30 a.m. local time (11:30 a.m. ET) on ...

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Robert Siegel On Qatar: Tiny Country, Big Influence

Robert Siegel On Qatar: Tiny Country, Big Influence Parallels Rebel Leader: Nuns Were Led To Safety, Not Seized, In Syria Report: West Can Use Science To Forge Ties With Iran The Two-Way Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran World

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Uganda Passes Anti-Gay Bill That Includes Life In Prison

i i hide captionDavid Bahati, a member of Uganda’s parliament, was the driving force behind a controversial anti-gay law that was approved on Friday. He’s shown here during an interview in 2011. Ronald Kabuubi/AP David Bahati, a member of Uganda’s parliament, was the driving force behind a controversial anti-gay law that was approved on Friday. He’s shown here during an ...

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