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The Two-Way
6:44 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Missing Mango Mystery Solved, Here Are The Juicy Details

The Big Mango in Bowen, Australia, seen here in 2011.
Jack Zalium/NPR

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 8:25 am

Just as some suspected, a 33-foot-tall mango statue that disappeared from its place of honor on Monday in Australia wasn't stolen by some dastardly devils who hope to squeeze some ill-gotten gains from the fruits of their licentious labors.

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Asia
6:21 am
Tue February 25, 2014

7 Ton Mango Vanishes From Popular Roadside Attraction

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

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Around the Nation
4:14 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Mexican Drug Lord's Reach Stretches To Chicago Streets

Chicago is the heroin hub for the Midwest, with cartels often using stash houses in quiet, residential neighborhoods like this one on the city's Southwest Side.
Bill Healy WBEZ

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 10:51 am

Drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman is one of the major villains in Chicago's heroin epidemic, and his recent arrest in Mexico is sparking a debate over how the city's drug trade will be affected.

Chicago is the heroin hub for the Midwest, with cartels often using stash houses in quiet, residential neighborhoods. Last fall, for example, Chicago police raided a cute, quaint two-story house on the southwest side of the city and allegedly seized about $10 million worth of heroin.

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Latin America
4:13 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Venezuelan Students Want Violence To End, Economy To Improve

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Juan Requesens is one of the main leaders of the student movement in Venezuela. He says the student protesters are fighting for quality of life, justice, liberty and democracy.

Latin America
4:12 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Opposition Blocks Traffic In Venezuelan Capital Caracas

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Venezuela's president is asking opposition leaders to join him in a peace conference on Wednesday. David Greene talks to reporter Girish Gupta in Caracas about the deadly anti-government protests.

Europe
4:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Political Crisis Deepens Ukraine's Dire Economic Conditions

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

As Ukraine steadies itself, a first order of business is to fix its economy. Renee Montagne talks to Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the IMF, who is now a professor at MIT.

Europe
4:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ukraine Grapples With Vacant Presidential Post, Poor Economy

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Ukraine faces bankruptcy if it cannot raise billions of dollars within the next few months. An offer of aid from Moscow, made before the revolution, now appears to be in doubt.

Latin America
4:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Brazil, EU Agree To Huge Underwater Cable Project

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Workers will lay cable across the Atlantic to guarantee the neutrality of the Internet and shield Brazil from U.S. surveillance.

The Two-Way
8:16 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Meteorite Impact On Moon Sets Record As Brightest Ever Seen

The moon is seen over Dresden, Germany, last week. Researchers say they filmed video of a meteorite impact that sets a new record as the brightest ever recorded.
Arno Burgi DPA /LANDOV

A meteorite that smashed into the moon last September caused a bright flash that persisted for 8 seconds, setting a new record for lunar impacts. The high-speed collision was recorded on video and would have been clearly visible to anyone on Earth who happened to look at the moon at the right time, scientists say.

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The Two-Way
6:14 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

NATO Urges 'Everybody' To Respect Ukraine's Sovereignty

People light candles to honor victims of recent clashes between protesters and police on Independence Square in Kiev Monday. NATO and Russian officials shared their concerns about Ukraine's stability.
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images
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Speaking by telephone Monday, top military officials from NATO and the Russian government discussed the situation in Ukraine, with both sides expressing their concerns. NATO says it respects Ukraine's sovereignty – and it hopes it's not alone.

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