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Durga studies for final exams in her second year of college. Swati Vashishtha for NPR hide caption

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A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

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Georgina Mamba's activism for people with disabilities brought her to the United States as one of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows under President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. Kristin Adair/NPR hide caption

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A Blustery El Niño Departs The Stage, Making Way For La Niña

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Found in Botswana, the Lesedi la Rona diamond is up for auction and valued at $70 million. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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When Botswana Sells Its Big Diamond, Who Will Benefit?

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Mifeprex, formerly called RU-486, is the brand name of the abortion pill called mifepristone. Michelle Del Guercio hide caption

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Has Zika Pushed More Women Toward Illegal Abortions?

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The picture was taken in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after Evelyn Amony was rescued. Holding her youngest daughter, she was at a meeting to negotiate with members of the Lord's Resistance Army. The two men, who had also been abducted, are her relatives. The faces of the men and baby are blurred to protect their identities. Courtesy of Erin Baines hide caption

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Rwanda is known as "le pays des milles collines" €-- the land of a thousand hills. Weather varies by altitude; for farmers, detailed forecasts can make a huge difference. Francesco Fiondella/International Research Institute for Climate and Society hide caption

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Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

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Phan Sopheak, a rice farmer in Cambodia, rests shortly after a man wielding an axe attacked her. She had been patrolling the Prey Lang forest around her village with a volunteer group that is trying to stop illegal logging. Courtesy of Prey Lang Community Network hide caption

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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

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A woman speaks at a support group for residents of a community in Bong County, Liberia, who are suffering the psychological aftermath of the Ebola crisis. International Medical Corps set up the group to complement the medical services it has offered to patients. Crystal Wells/International Medical Corps hide caption

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Scientists Say It's Time To End 'Parachute Research'

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