The bite of a cobra can paralyze its victims and, if enough venom is released, fatally stop their breathing. It's estimated that more than 75 percent of patients in India who die from a snake's bite never make it to the hospital. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India Clearing The Way For New State
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Pakistani policemen stand outside the central prison after an overnight attack in Dera Ismail Khan. Officials say Taliban insurgents freed hundreds of prisoners, including hard-line militants. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police: Jailbreak In Pakistan Frees More Than 250
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South Korean police stand guard beside a comfort woman statue in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul in May. The Southern California city of Glendale will dedicate an identical statue on Tuesday. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Statue Brings Friction Over WWII Comfort Women To California
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Can I buy a pair of jeans made in North Korea? Office of Foreign Assets Control hide caption

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Stamps, Jeans, Beer: What Americans Want From North Korea
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Chandra Devi lost two of her children last week when they consumed a free school lunch in Gandaman village, India. They were among 23 children who died in the tragedy. Anoo Bhuyan/NPR hide caption

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When Asian And Latin Food Collide: Spicy, Tasty Or Confused?
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Before his fall: Bo Xilai in 2010. Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn speaks with Renee Montagne about the case against Bo Xilai
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Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) workers work on waste water tanks at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture in Japan on June 12, 2013. Noboru Hashimoto /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steam And Groundwater Raise Concern At Japanese Nuclear Plant
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Chinese Politician Bo Xilai Indicted On Corruption Charges
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