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UNICEF Estimate Of Female Genital Mutilation Up By 70 Million

And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time — evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.
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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

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Video Seems To Show Somali Airport Workers Had Role In Plane Bombing

CCTV footage seems to show airport workers handing off a suitcase to the bomber, who was the only casualty in the attack. He was sucked out of a hole in the side of the plane.
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Yann Martel: "The High Mountains of Portugal"

The best-selling author of "Life of Pi” on his new novel. Three connected tales set decades apart in Portugal about love, grief and faith. A quest to find an old crucifix, a surreal ghost story, and a fable about a chimpanzee.

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Hold Your Nose And Take A Bite: The Odd Appeal Of A South Korean Fish Dish

Hongeo is skate fermented in its own urine and served sashimi-style. Despite its powerful ammonia smell, it's a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea, and a vital part of the local fishing economy.
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Dozens Of Migrants Die After Boat Capsizes Off Of Turkey's Coast

The boat had been heading for the Greek island of Lesbos, reportedly taking a new route to avoid "intensified security measures to prevent migrant crossings."
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Photos Of Cans Inside Taiwan Building's Pillars Help Spur Call For Safety Reviews

Dozens of people are still missing — but some survivors were still being pulled from rubble some 60 hours after the quake. Nearly all of the 38 reported deaths occurred in one building.
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Old Mouse Trap Still Works Just Fine

The Museum of English Rural Life in Britain has artifacts on display including a 155-year-old mouse trap. There was no bait, but a mouse wandered in, got stuck and died.
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North Korea Launches Rocket Believed To Be Long-Range Missile Test

Renee Montagne talks to MIT professor Theodore Postol about North Korea's nuclear capabilities, and assesses the level of danger the weekend rocket launch poses to the rest of the world.
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Why The U.S. Still Has No Viable Alternatives To Russian Rocket Boosters

When it comes to launching top-secret military satellites, the Pentagon relies almost entirely on rocket engines made in Russia. The U.S. has been using Russian rocket boosters for the past 2 decades.

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