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8:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

An Indian nurse caught up in fighting in Iraq hugs her sister after arriving at the airport in the southern Indian city of Kochi on Saturday.
Sivaram V Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 7:21 am

More than 40 Indian nurses trapped since last month in the rebel-held city of Mosul have arrived back home.

According to The Associated Press, the Indian government organized an Air India plane to fly the nurses home from Irbil.

The AP says: "Outside the airport in Kochi [in India's southern state of Kerala], hundreds of friends and relatives of the women greeted them with hugs and flowers. The nurses all looked exhausted and emotional, with one hugging her young nephew tightly."

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The Two-Way
7:57 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

A woman cries near her burning house after shelling in the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine, last month. The city of 100,000 has now been retaken from pro-Russian separatists.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 11:56 am

Ukrainian troops have retaken the key stronghold of Slovyansk from pro-Russian forces in a sign that Kiev may be regaining control over the country's east, months after insurgents swept through the region establishing a self-proclaimed independent republic.

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Latin America
7:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 6:15 pm

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TAMARA KEITH, HOST:

Many of the unaccompanied children who have crossed the border into the U.S. have come from Guatemala and El Salvador, but the majority are from Honduras. Texas Public Radio's David Marvin Davies reports from that country's capital.

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Latin America
7:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 1:08 pm

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TAMARA KEITH, HOST:

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Middle East
7:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 1:08 pm

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TAMARA KEITH, HOST:

In Iraq this week, the Sunni extremist group ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and announced plans to rule the territory it has carved out of Iraq and Syria. Also this week, the Iraqi Parliament tried and failed to form a national unity government that could save the country from collapse. They say they'll try again. Iraq's Kurds are using this as an opportunity to seek greater autonomy. And the Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said they would hold an independence referendum within months.

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