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Kira Walker
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Tall Vines in Georgia
From family tradition to export industry: Georgian wine hits the tables of Europe. http://newsfixedinsight.com/tall-vines-in-georgia/

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Once proud, Iraq's schools reel from decades of setbacks
Schools in Iraq continue to struggle, limiting learning opportunities for the country's youth. Educational indicators show a marked decline as wars, sanctions and sectarian strife have stripped Iraq's education system of resources. The second of two in-dept...

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Iraqi children endure a crippled healthcare system
Thirty years of conflict, sanctions and a mass exodus of medical professionals has severely compromised the health of Iraqi children. And there's no respite on the horizon. One of two in-depth reports I worked on for Nature Middle East's Children of War Spe...

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In Pictures: Iraqis schools closed to students
Photo Story for Al Jazeera English  Children are unable to begin class as thousands of displaced Iraqis seek shelter in schools across the Kurdistan Region. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2014/08/pictures-iraqi-schools-closed-s-2014831156549913...

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Video: At Nowruz Camp, Yezidis Deal with Aftermath of Violence
Video for Rudaw English on *12,000 Yezidi refugees who have sought refuge in northeastern Syria, Rojava, after fleeing the Islamic State in fear of their lives. After spending a week on Mount Sinjar without food or water, many walked 60km in nearly 50 degre...

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In a Syrian Camp, Yezidis Deal With Aftermath of Violence
DERIKE, Syria - A desolate and unforgiving patch of land in northeastern Syria is now home to 12,000 Yezidi refugees so desperate for safety they have sought refuge in a country torn apart by its own civil war. http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/2208...

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Agriculture Project in Iraq Threatened by ISIS Takeover
Part of a foreign-funded project to improve agriculture in Iraq is jeopardized after the country's second-largest city fell to Islamist insurgents last month... http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/19072014
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