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Former U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Dances With The Stars

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How A Shocking Attack Inspired India's Actresses To Fight Harassment

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Transgender Women Of Indonesia Have A Champion In A 26-Year-Old Doctor

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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

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The Sardar Sweet Shop in Varanasi, India, was built around a neem tree considered too holy to cut down. Customers flow in and out, barely noticing the imposing tree. In rural parts, people use the neem tree's leaves to repel insects, the sap for stomach pain and the branches to brush their teeth. As for the candy shop sweets, Diane Cook says they were "fabulous." Diane Cook and Len Jenshel hide caption

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Ghulam Siddique, a goat herder from Pakistan's Sindh province, has been forced to increase the price of his goats to offset the rising cost of the animals' feed. Amar Guriro for NPR hide caption

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Why East Africa Is Hooked On Telenovelas

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This is a screenshot of an online promotion by LensCulture for the Magnum 2017 photo competition, using photographs by Souvid Datta taken of girls in the red light district of Kolkata. The photo that was used has been blacked out. LensCulture/Courtesy of DuckRabbit hide caption

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Outcry Over Photo Showing The Face Of A Girl Allegedly Being Raped

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