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The 'Shadowlands' Of Southeast Asia's Illicit Networks: Meth, Dancing Queens And More

In his new book, Hello, Shadowlands, journalist Patrick Winn describes how underground crime groups thrive in a region where democracy is in retreat. (Image credit: )

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High And Dry: Swiss Army Airlifts Water To Cows In Drought-Stricken Mountains

Water scarcity and heat are threatening two of Switzerland’s main agricultural products: milk and cheese. But the shortage affects far more than cows — Swiss glaciers also feed Europe’s major rivers. (Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)

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Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Reopens, 20 Years After War And Bad Blood

The move by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is the latest sign of easing tensions between countries which were once bitter neighbors. (Image credit: Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Massive Floating Boom Is Supposed To Clean Up The Pacific. Can It Work?

The giant, U-shaped tube is designed to form a garbage-corralling barrier propelled by wind and waves. Its creator hopes to remove half the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five years. (Image credit: The Ocean Cleanup)

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New Regulations In Brazil Are Trying To Address Gender Gap For Upcoming Elections

Brazilian voters go to the polls in October for general elections. Gender is increasingly an election issue, specifically concerning the low number of female candidates. Several groups are trying to address this.

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The Fight Against World Hunger Is Going In The Wrong Direction

A U.N. report shows that the number of people around the world who aren’t getting enough to eat has been increasing by millions since 2014. (Image credit: Jefta Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

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Eureka! Mother Lode Of Gold Found In Australian Mine

“I nearly fell over looking at it … we were picking it up for hours,” said the miner who found the gold. The huge amount of the precious metal is worth millions of dollars. (Image credit: RNC Minerals)

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The View From North Korea As The Country Celebrates 70 Years

NPR is in North Korea as the country celebrates 70 years of existence. From a giant celebration to the number of American journalists on hand to observe, there’s a lot going on in Pyongyang.

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'He Belongs To The World': The Powerful Work Of A Jailed Bangladeshi Photographer

Photojournalist and activist Shahidul Alam has helped nurture a generation of South Asian photographers. He was jailed last month on charges of “spreading propaganda and false information.” (Image credit: Ahmed Salahuddin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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