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November 29, 2013 — Dispatches from the Philippines, Kenya and China

This week, we hear about burying the victims - and helping the survivors - of the Philippines typhoon, corruption and tribalism in Kenya's police force and relaxing the "one-child policy" in China.

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November 15, 2013 — Dispatches from Ukraine, China and Brazil

This week, we hear about a former Soviet Republic torn between Russia and the West, the Chinese government trying to force western journalists to self-censor and photographs that reveal much about slavery in 19th century Brazil.

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November 8, 2013 — Dispatches from China, Libya, Germany, Italy, Venezuela

This week:  China's economic win-streak, fears of anarchy in Libya, tracking Nazi music in Germany, cricket in the Vatican and Santa's early arrival in Venezuela.

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November 1, 2013 — Dispatches from Brazil, Britain and Turkey

This week, we hear about a new law in Brazil that toughens restrictions on abortions, doubts over an officer's testimony that forced a British cabinet minister to step down and the launch of a new underwater rail link in Turkey. 

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October 25, 2013 — Dispatches from Syria, Brazil, Mexico, China and Saudi Arabia

This week we hear about treating children with PTSD in Syria, anarchists roiling the waters in Brazil, a fat tax in Mexico, a Chinese Sherlock Holmes, and women activists in Saudi Arabia defy a driving ban.

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October 18, 2013 — Dispatches from India, the Gaza strip and France

This week, we hear about a contender for Indian Prime Minister with a very controversial past, entrepreneurs in Gaza planning IT start-ups despite daunting obstacles and the International Herald Tribune's new, rather boring name.

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October 11, 2013 — Dispatches from Syria, China and Egypt

This week: The traumatized children of Syria … How the political crisis in Washington is impacting US policy in Asia ... and a family struggling with conflicting ideologies in Egypt.

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October 4, 2013 — Dispatches from Kenya, Greece, China, and Croatia

This week, we hear about Greek authorities cracking down on the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn, a new law in China that requires adults to look after their aging parents, and a museum in Croatia for what's left over when relationships fail.

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September 27, 2013 — Dispatches from Kenya, Syria and Greece

This week, we hear about the terrorist attack in Kenya, how Syrian rebels view the chemical weapons issue and the basketball prodigy inspiring his countrymen in Greece.

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September 20, 2013 — Dispatches from Germany, Brazil, Japan, France and China

This week we hear about Syrian refugees received a mixed reception in Germany, Afro-Brazilian religions on the rise, France moving toward banning child beauty contests, Japan considering a free trade agreement and Chinese developers building towns that mimc Paris and Venice.

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