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Stories From Around The World You May Have Missed This Year

Here is a selection of original reporting from NPR's international correspondents that may have slipped under your radar amid the heavy barrage of news in 2018.
Davi de Oliveira Moreira, known as "Sereio" (merman in Portuguese), poses in costume at Arpoador Rock on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro last May. Source: Yasuyoshi Chiba

A heavy barrage of news dominated headlines in 2018, but NPR's international correspondents continued to delve into underreported stories that mattered.

Here is a selection of original reporting from around the world that may have slipped under your radar amid the year's relentless news cycle.

Who Stole The Torahs?

Twenty-three years after a brazen theft, the mystery still divides a tiny sect known as the Samaritans. Here's the story of the international hunt to bring the manuscripts home.

2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions

Just 22,491 refugees were resettled in the U.S. in fiscal year 2018, roughly half the 45,000 cap. Only 62

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