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North Korea's cheering offensive at the Olympics and 6 other global stories

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 21:29
In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest foreign stories of the week.
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U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 21:00

In March, many U.K. grocery stores will check IDs for energy drink purchases. Teachers, nutritionists and public health researchers have called for the measures — as has celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

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Oxfam Chief Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Exploitation By Aid Workers

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:01

In an interview with the BBC, the humanitarian group's executive director, Winnie Byanyima, also says she will appoint an independent commission to investigate the claims.

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Iran president slams US recognition of Jerusalem as capital

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
Iran’s president has strongly criticized the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause.
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AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings.
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Iraqi teen arrested in Germany after contacting IS leaders

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
A 17-year-old Iraqi has been arrested in Germany after allegedly contacting senior members of the Islamic State group.
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Bach critic expelled from Olympics after security run-in

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
An IOC member expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympics over a run-in with a security guard is also one of the only members openly critical of President Thomas Bach’s move to allow Russian athletes to compete at the games.
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South Africa's Zuma is out. Will things actually get better?

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
Zuma's successor faces a tough task after the disgraced president's resignation.
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Doctors find neurological damage to Americans who served in Cuba

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
No certain cause was found for injuries suffered by staff members at the U.S. Embassy, who the State Department claims were victims of an “attack.”
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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean pro-democracy leader who opposed Mugabe, dies at 65

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
He served as the country’s embattled prime minister under a 2008 power-sharing agreement.
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Even as China turns away from shark fin soup, the prestige dish is gaining popularity elsewhere in Asia

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 19:00
About 70 million sharks a year end up as soup, ravaging marine ecosystems, says a new report.
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An Out-Of-Network Lab, An Elaborate Urine Test And Then A Surprise Bill

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 18:15

Elizabeth Moreno got hit with a $17,850 bill from a Texas lab after leaving a urine sample at her doctor's office. The lab had tested the sample for a wide range of legal and illicit drugs.

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Coast Guard Reels In Hundreds Of Sunken And Cast-Off Boats In Virgin Islands

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 18:01

Nearly six months after the hurricanes, the slow task of removing derelict boats goes on in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It doesn't help that many boat owners simply abandoned their vessels.

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How A Urine Test After Back Surgery Triggered A $17,850 Bill

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 18:01

A few months after surgery for a painful spinal disk, a woman's doctor asked her for a sample of urine during a follow-up visit. The routine request turned into a financial nightmare.

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Share Your Medical Bill With Us

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 17:50

Journalists from Kaiser Health News and NPR will be looking at surprising medical bills and figuring out what they can tell us about the health care system. You can share your story here.

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High-Level Affair Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Australian Premier And His Deputy

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 17:01

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's public criticism of his deputy, Barnaby Jones, over an adulterous affair with a former staffer, threatens to tear apart the country's coalition government.

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Bangladesh: Myanmar says it’s ready to take back Rohingya

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 16:58
A Myanmar minister told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return.
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Dozens protest as Turkish, US diplomats try to calm ties

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 16:58
Dozens of demonstrators have marched to a building where the top U.S. and Turkish diplomats are seeking to ease some of the worst tensions in years between the two NATO allies.
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Maid’s body found in Kuwait freezer returned to Philippines

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 16:58
The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait has been returned to the Philippines to her grieving family.
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Israel’s Netanyahu may weather corruption allegations for now, but a storm is brewing

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 16:58
The prime minister has indicated he has no plans to step aside, even as Israel’s attorney general weighs an indictment.
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