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Batman Jailed In Singapore For Stealing Brother's ATM Card

The Singapore man's father is named Suparman. The father named him Batman so that according to local custom he would be called Batman son of Superman — or Batman bin Suparman.
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Duke Will Be 'Crowned' For Foreseeable Future

Crowning the Duke of Wellington with a traffic cone is a tradition in Glasgow, Scotland. Frustrated officials wanted to raise the 1844 statue to a height that could keep the cones off the duke's head. Removing them costs the city $160 each time. But the effort to elevate the duke was stopped by a petition.
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In Shattered Philippine City, A Fight For 'Sheer Survival'

In Tacloban, a city of more than 220,000 people, some aid trucks are being looted as they arrive. Desperate for food, water and other essentials, many people are taking matters into their own hands.
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Chain Of Low-Cost Schools Open In Kenya

Private entrepreneurs are attempting to offer low-cost, for-profit schools to some of the poorest families in the world. One school in Kenya promises a high quality education for just $5 a month. Some education advocates, however, say private, for-profit schools undermine already struggling public education systems in the developing world.
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Typhoon Relief Supplies Badly Needed In Tacloban

Relief workers are trying to get more food, water and medicine to survivors of Friday's typhoon in the central Philippines. Two more airports have opened in the region and the U.S. military is installing equipment so that relief flights can land at night. Tacloban was the worst hit city.
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Cricket Star Sachin Tendulkar To Retire At 40

Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest modern cricket star, prepares to play the last match of his career in India on Thursday. Commentator Sandip Roy explains why Tendulkar matters so much to the sport.
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Afghan Air Force Races To Prepare For Solo Mission

Afghanistan's rugged terrain and limited roads make military aircraft essential for troop movement, delivering supplies and medevac. The fledgling Afghan air force has a limited number of pilots, planes and spare parts, and NATO says it will take at least three more years to build up the force.
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Does China Deserve A Seat On The U.N. Human Rights Council?

Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China were all reelected to new six-year terms on the international body, but some say they fall short of the council's implied standards.
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Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi

The London-based duo have achieved international fame with their wildly popular restaurants and best-selling cookbooks rooted in Middle Eastern traditions. Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi dropped by NPR to talk food philosophy and kitchen must-haves.
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In Storm-Ravaged Philippines, Corruption Undermines Infrastructure

Some of the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan was not purely the result of the storm's huge force. Among the leading Asian economies, the Philippines regularly ranks as the most corrupt. Robert Siegel talks with Steven Rood, who runs the Asia Foundation's office in Manila, about how the nation's infrastructure problems, laid bare by the storm, relate to graft and corruption.

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