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Low price supports may be souring Pakistani farmers on wheat

Shehryar WarraichLAHORE, Pakistan, March 23 (UPI Next) — Pakistani farmers seem to be losing interest in growing wheat because the government has failed to increase wheat price supports enough, growers say. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

Yichen WangBEIJING, March 28 (UPI Next) — Many in China think academic pressure on children is out of hand but it is not clear a measure to deemphasize cramming will work. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Pakistani program would raise female literacy by cellphone

Aftab ChannaKARACHI, Pakistan, March 29 (UPI Next) — The provincial government in Pakistan’s Sindh province is planning a literacy program to reach women and girls in remote areas via cell phones. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Villagers in Pakistan face threat from rising seawater

Tehmina QureshiKARACHI, Pakistan, April 2 (UPI Next) — The intrusion of the Arabian Sea into the mouth of the Indus River in Pakistanis forcing villages to relocate inland, and threatening livelihoods. Special Reports – UPI.com

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New Year’s Celebrations Move Around The Globe

Audio for this story from Morning Edition is not available. Renee Montagne reports on how some cities all around the world celebrated the beginning of 2014. World

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Malala Yousafzai’s Hope Is Stronger Than Ever

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I’m Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We’d like to round out our program today with another amazing story that we first brought you in 2013. By now you’ve probably heard of Malala ...

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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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