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Rough Translation: How 'Anna Karenina' Saved A Somali Inmate's Life

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Look deeply into those soulful eyes ... but watch out for that nose. When it comes time to decide whether to leave, this African wild dog may be trying to say more to its pack with the latter. Pim Stouten/Flickr hide caption

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After an earthen floor is put down, it is covered with an oil-based floor sealant that hardens and makes it easy to clean. Jacques Nkinzingabo/Courtesy of EarthEnable hide caption

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Godwin Ndosi rents out rooms at his parents' house to guests around the world through websites like Airbnb. He's standing with one of his international visitors. Courtesy of Godwin Ndosi hide caption

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Kenya's Supreme Court Anuls Presidential Election Results

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Supporters of opposition challenger Raila Odinga celebrate Friday after Kenya's Supreme Court ordered a rerun of the Aug. 8 presidential vote. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenyan Court Throws Out Kenyatta's Win In Presidential Election

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After Disputed Election, Raila Odinga Emerges As Dividing Figure In Kenya

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In Kibera, Kenya's biggest slum, plastic bags are found everywhere — on roofs, on walls and clogging drainage. The Kenyan government says an almost total ban on plastic bags will benefit the environment. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attempts To Address Rape In Congo Produced Unintended Consequences

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Salamatu Umar, who was forced to marry a Boko Haram fighter, holds son Usman Abubakar. Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR hide caption

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The Lament Of The Boko Haram 'Brides'

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Mariama Conte underwent female genital mutilation when she was 9. She volunteers as a mentor at an annual kids' camp that aims to educate them about the harm caused by FGM. Courtney Columbus /for NPR hide caption

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Hadza man eating honeycomb and larvae from a beehive. Matthieu Paley/National Geographic hide caption

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Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

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Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

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Kenyans Wait For Resolution Nearly 2 Weeks After Elections

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South Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe after she was accused of assaulting a young woman at a Johannesburg hotel. Above, Mugabe addresses a youth rally in June. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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