British farmer and businessman David Cundall (left) leads an archaeological excavation team searching for buried World War II Spitfires at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan. 7. He holds a miniature model of the fighter plane and is accompanied by Tracy Spaight, director of special projects at video game company Wargaming.net, who is funding the effort. Gavin Longhurst/NPR hide caption

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In Myanmar, A Hunt For Fabled Cache Of Buried WWII Spitfires

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Fighting Escalates Between Myanmar And Rebel Group

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South Korean men play games at a downtown park in Seoul on Nov. 1. Recent data suggest that South Korea is now the fastest-aging country on Earth. Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea Prepares The Young For A Rapidly Aging Population

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Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo fields reporters' questions after meeting with residents of a Jakarta slum. Recent polls say Widodo is currently the most popular choice for Indonesia's president in 2014. Yosef Riadi for NPR hide caption

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Jakarta's New Governor Seen As A Rising Star

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South Korea's New Leader Promises Moderate Path

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South Korea Elects First Female President

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Female Leader May Not Be Enough To Change Male-Dominated South Korea

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South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye, who appears slightly favored in Wednesday's election, is the daughter of a military dictator who ran the country for nearly two decades. She would be South Korea's first female president. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Daughter Of A Dictator Favored In S. Korean Election

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South Koreans Wary After Rocket Launch From North

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Patriarch Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem (center), splashes holy water toward worshippers after the washing of the feet ceremony in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in 2009, during Easter celebrations. A crisis was narrowly averted recently when the church's $2.3 million water bill was waived. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel, Christians Negotiate The Price Of Holy Water

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Palestinian women harvest olive trees near the occupied West Bank village of Deir Samet near the town of Hebron. Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Olive Harvest Turns Bitter As Economy Sputters

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Some Restaurants In Israel Declare A Kosher Rebellion

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Arafat's Body Exhumed In Poisoning Investigation

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Osama Qurtom and his son Mahmoud at their home in Gaza. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Conflict Reawakens Bad Memories For Gaza Family

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Gaza Conflict Unites Some Palestinians Behind Hamas

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