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    • Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing
    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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    Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia's large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family's honor.

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    • Eye Opening and Heart Breaking

    • By Rachel Coats on 03-15-16
    • Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing
    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 01-26-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

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    • Czechs Release Top Kurdish Official Despite Turkish Extradition Request

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A court in the Czech Republic ordered the release of a senior Kurdish official Tuesday, despite an extradition request from Turkey, which wanted to try him as a terrorist, according to the official’s lawyer and the Czech News Agency.

    "Czechs Release Top Kurdish Official Despite Turkish Extradition Request" is from the February 27, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Europe Makes Deal to Return Refugees to Afghanistan, Where War Awaits Them

    • By: Rod Nordland, Mujib Mashal
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Europe Makes Deal to Return Refugees to Afghanistan, Where War Awaits Them" is from the October 05, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and Mujib Mashal and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Presidency Could Offer Opportunity to World’s Autocrats

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Kim Jong Un might seem an unlikely player in the global jockeying to get on the new U.S. president’s good side, given the North Korean leader’s implied threats as recently as New Year’s Day to launch nuclear missiles at the United States.

    "Trump Presidency Could Offer Opportunity to World’s Autocrats" is from the February 01, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Afghan Insurgents Gaining as Trump Rolls out War Plan

    • By: Rod Nordland, Fahim Abed
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Taliban insurgents overran the government headquarters of a district in northern Afghanistan on Monday, the latest in a string of losses for Kabul, just hours before President Donald Trump was to unveil his long-delayed strategic plan for handling the nearly 16-year war.

    "Afghan Insurgents Gaining as Trump Rolls out War Plan" is from the August 21, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • At Least 5 Killed in Afghan Hotel Attack that Trapped Hundreds of Guests

    • By: Fatima Faizi, Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five people were found dead in Kabul’s largest hotel Sunday morning, as authorities hunted the surviving attackers of an armed group that stormed the hotel 10 hours earlier, trapping hundreds of guests during fighting that raged all night.

    "At Least 5 Killed in Afghan Hotel Attack that Trapped Hundreds of Guests" is from the January 21, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Fatima Faizi and Rod Nordland and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Every modern murder investigation relies heavily on forensic science, but in Otzi’s case, the techniques have been particularly high tech, involving exotic specialties like archaeobotany and paleometallurgy.

    "Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case" is from the March 26, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    On 5,753 occasions from 2010 to 2016, the U.S. military reported accusations of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military, including many examples of child sexual abuse. If true, U.S. law required military aid to be cut off to the offending unit. Not once did that happen.

    "Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says" is from the January 23, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Turkey's Free Press Withers Under Erdogan's Crackdown

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Turkey's Free Press Withers Under Erdogan's Crackdown" is from the November 17, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Flattery of Trump Turns Fatal in Afghanistan

    • By: Rod Nordland, Fahim Abed
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 3 mins
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    KABUL, Afghanistan — Flattery of the U.S. president may work in North Korea and Washington, but in Afghanistan it is proving dangerous and even fatal.

    "Flattery of Trump Turns Fatal in Afghanistan" is from the May 28, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Welcome to Dubai. Now, Please, Stop Holding Hands.

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Dubai, one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, portrays itself as welcoming to foreigners. Its boosters claim it is the fourth most-visited tourism destination in the world, and it has at least 12 times as many foreign residents as citizens. But a legal system based on a hard-line interpretation of Shariah law often lands foreigners in jail for offenses that few Westerners would dream were even crimes.

    "Welcome to Dubai. Now, Please, Stop Holding Hands." is from the November 11, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Afghan Insurgents Blast Their Way Into a Ministry

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
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    KABUL, Afghanistan — Two different teams of insurgents launched separate attacks in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing a police chief and two of his officers in a rural province, and pinning down hundreds of government employees in a ministry building in the capital, officials said.

    "Afghan Insurgents Blast Their Way Into a Ministry" is from the May 30, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Kurds and Their Allies in Syria Count On Promises of U.S. Support

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The front line between rival U.S.-backed and Turkish-backed militias in northern Syria, just eight miles north of Manbij, snakes over mostly barren hillsides and through newly planted olive orchards. It consists of many miles of bulldozed earthworks, with fortified bunkers every few hundred yards.

    "Kurds and Their Allies in Syria Count On Promises of U.S. Support" is from the January 31, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Turkey and EU Near Breaking Point in Membership Talks

    • By: Rod Nordland, James Kanter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Turkey and EU Near Breaking Point in Membership Talks" is from the November 23, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and James Kanter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • An Island of Gender Equality Is Sinking in a Patriarchal Sea

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "An Island of Gender Equality Is Sinking in a Patriarchal Sea" is from the December 07, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchange Heavy Gunfire along Border

    • By: Ismail Khan, Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchange Heavy Gunfire along Border" is from the June 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ismail Khan and Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Amid Turkish Assault, Kurdish Forces Are Drawn Away From U.S. Fight With Islamic State

    • By: Eric Schmitt, Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The U.S.-led campaign to hunt down the last pockets of Islamic State militants in Syria has lost its most effective fighting partner — Kurdish forces that are newly-focused on a Turkish assault — in what U.S. military officials fear will stall a critical phase of the offensive and leave open the door for hundreds of foreign fighters to escape.

    "Amid Turkish Assault, Kurdish Forces Are Drawn Away From U.S. Fight With Islamic State" is from the February 28, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Eric Schmitt, Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • For Afghan Pop Star, Mullahs Aren't Showstoppers

    • By: Rod Nordland and Fatima Faizi
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Afghan singer and pop star Aryana Saeed, as famous here for her curve-hugging costumes as she is for her feminist lyrics, can sell out any stadium in Afghanistan, and in many other countries as well. When it comes to her home country, though, that does not necessarily mean she can perform in them.

    "For Afghan Pop Star, Mullahs Aren't Showstoppers" is from the August 19, 2017 International section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and Fatima Faizi and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Turkey’s Worst Day Yet in Syria Offensive: At Least 7 Soldiers Killed

    • By: Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    KOBANI, Syria — Turkey’s military suffered its worst day yet in the two-week offensive in Afrin, Syria, when at least seven soldiers were killed and a tank was destroyed in the fighting, official Turkish news outlets reported Sunday.

    "Turkey’s Worst Day Yet in Syria Offensive: At Least 7 Soldiers Killed" is from the February 04, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Taliban Fighters Using High-Tech Gear Kill Afghan Forces

    • By: Najim Rahim, Rod Nordland
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Taliban insurgents using sophisticated night vision and laser targeting equipment overran Afghan army positions near the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding five more, Afghan officials said.

    "Taliban Fighters Using High-Tech Gear Kill Afghan Forces" is from the January 16, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Najim Rahim and Rod Nordland and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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