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Foreign Dispatch

Foreign Dispatch is a weekly podcast of the biggest news and best stories as covered by National Public Radio's Foreign correspondents from around the world.

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November 29, 2013 — Dispatches from the Philippines, Kenya and China

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:54:38 -0500

This week, we hear about burying the victims - and helping the survivors - of the Philippines typhoon, corruption and tribalism in Kenya's police force and relaxing the "one-child policy" in China.

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November 15, 2013 — Dispatches from Ukraine, China and Brazil

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:23:24 -0500

This week, we hear about a former Soviet Republic torn between Russia and the West, the Chinese government trying to force western journalists to self-censor and photographs that reveal much about slavery in 19th century Brazil.

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November 8, 2013 — Dispatches from China, Libya, Germany, Italy, Venezuela

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:15:11 -0500

This week:  China's economic win-streak, fears of anarchy in Libya, tracking Nazi music in Germany, cricket in the Vatican and Santa's early arrival in Venezuela.

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November 1, 2013 — Dispatches from Brazil, Britain and Turkey

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:43:29 -0400

This week, we hear about a new law in Brazil that toughens restrictions on abortions, doubts over an officer's testimony that forced a British cabinet minister to step down and the launch of a new underwater rail link in Turkey. 

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October 25, 2013 — Dispatches from Syria, Brazil, Mexico, China and Saudi Arabia

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:33:21 -0400

This week we hear about treating children with PTSD in Syria, anarchists roiling the waters in Brazil, a fat tax in Mexico, a Chinese Sherlock Holmes, and women activists in Saudi Arabia defy a driving ban.

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October 18, 2013 — Dispatches from India, the Gaza strip and France

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:33:23 -0400

This week, we hear about a contender for Indian Prime Minister with a very controversial past, entrepreneurs in Gaza planning IT start-ups despite daunting obstacles and the International Herald Tribune's new, rather boring name.

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October 11, 2013 — Dispatches from Syria, China and Egypt

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:23:34 -0400

This week: The traumatized children of Syria … How the political crisis in Washington is impacting US policy in Asia ... and a family struggling with conflicting ideologies in Egypt.

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October 4, 2013 — Dispatches from Kenya, Greece, China, and Croatia

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:24:10 -0400

This week, we hear about Greek authorities cracking down on the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn, a new law in China that requires adults to look after their aging parents, and a museum in Croatia for what's left over when relationships fail.

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September 27, 2013 — Dispatches from Kenya, Syria and Greece

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:20:24 -0400

This week, we hear about the terrorist attack in Kenya, how Syrian rebels view the chemical weapons issue and the basketball prodigy inspiring his countrymen in Greece.

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September 20, 2013 — Dispatches from Germany, Brazil, Japan, France and China

Sat, 21 Sep 2013 01:36:34 -0400

This week we hear about Syrian refugees received a mixed reception in Germany, Afro-Brazilian religions on the rise, France moving toward banning child beauty contests, Japan considering a free trade agreement and Chinese developers building towns that mimc Paris and Venice.

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