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Shelling In Donetsk Rocks Cease-Fire In Ukraine

September 14, 2014 - 6:27am

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is being tested, with intense fighting reported near the airport in Donetsk Saturday and Sunday. An NPR team in that city was forced to flee the shelling.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

September 14, 2014 - 6:26am

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

September 14, 2014 - 5:52am

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

September 14, 2014 - 4:57am

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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North Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

September 14, 2014 - 3:58am

Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., had entered North Korea on a tourist visa. The country says he sought to be thrown in jail to investigate human rights issues.

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Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

September 14, 2014 - 3:48am

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

September 14, 2014 - 3:48am

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

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As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

September 14, 2014 - 3:48am

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

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Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

September 14, 2014 - 3:48am

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

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Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

September 14, 2014 - 3:48am

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.

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Esther Okaya Is Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

September 14, 2014 - 3:48am

She's one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. There are new efforts to fight the condition — including a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

September 14, 2014 - 3:03am

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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