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Asia
4:03 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Malaysian Police Discover 139 Graves; May Contain Migrants' Remains

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 am

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4:03 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Trial In Iran Nears For 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 am

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Europe
4:03 am
Mon May 25, 2015

From 'Occupying' A Spanish Bank To City Hall: Barcelona's New Mayor

Ada Colau (center), leader of the Barcelona en Comú party, celebrates in Barcelona during a press conference following the results in Spain's municipal and regional elections on May 24. She is the first member of Spain's indignados protest movement to win public office.
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Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 8:55 am

One of the most-tweeted photos in Spain these days shows riot police hauling away Ada Colau. The image is from July 2013, when the anti-poverty protester was trying to "occupy" a Barcelona bank that was foreclosing on homes.

The caption added by Twitter users: "Welcome, new mayor."

Colau is the first of the indignados, or angry ones — Spain's Occupy movement — to win office. She narrowly defeated Barcelona Mayor Xavier Trias in local elections Sunday.

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4:03 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Anne Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 11:43 am

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The actress and comedian Anne Meara has died at the age of 85. She became famous as one half of the comedy team Stiller and Meara. Here's NPR's Bob Mondello.

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Parallels
3:29 am
Mon May 25, 2015

An Island Wonders: Why Are The Sharks Attacking So Often?

Surfer Alexis Gazzo (left) is helping train specialized lifeguards who will survey the waters around popular beaches in Reunion for sharks. Shark attacks have gone up sharply along the coast of the Indian Ocean island, with seven people killed in recent years.
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Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 1:56 pm

The 850,000 people who live on the island of Reunion, which lies east of Madagascar, depend on the Indian Ocean that surrounds them. Many homes are near the sea. The beaches attract tourists.

But the ocean has also become a source of dread for this French island. Since 2011, sharks have attacked 16 people, killing seven of them. It's a sharp jump from previous years and has left islanders at a loss as to why.

Bishop Talon, 22, was attacked off a beach called Étang-Sale in February. She died a few hours later from her injuries.

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