NPR News: In Japan, A Strange Sight: Cherry Blossoms Blooming In The Fall

In Japan, A Strange Sight: Cherry Blossoms Blooming In The Fall
“I have never seen anything like this,” said tree surgeon Hiroyuki Wada. Two typhoons that recently struck the country are a likely cause of the sudden flowering.

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NPR News: U.N. Syria Envoy Staffan De Mistura Is Stepping Down

U.N. Syria Envoy Staffan De Mistura Is Stepping Down
De Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he was leaving for “purely personal reasons.” In his final month, he plans to make a major push to try to lay the groundwork for a new constitution in Syria.

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