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Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.
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Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.
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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamón

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian émigré is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.
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Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

The move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. Sanctions and low oil prices have made it the world's worst-performing major currency this year.
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Chinese Man Cleared Of Rape, Murder 18 Years After His Execution

Chinese authorities offered a rare apology to the family of the 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia. Another man had confessed to the crime after his arrest in 2005.
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Dr. Kent Brantly: Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."
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Sydney Residents Rally To Head Off Anti-Muslim Violence

Audie Cornish talks to Australian terrorism expert David Kilcullen about the relationship between the Australian government and Muslim communities.
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Sydney Siege Ends With Two Hostages And Gunman Dead

The siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia has ended with two hostages and the gunman dead. Police stormed the cafe in the early hours of the morning after a 16-hour standoff.
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A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Around the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.
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Denmark Claims Part Of The Arctic, Including The North Pole

The region claimed is more than the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. The energy-rich Arctic is also contested by Canada, Russia, Norway and the U.S. A U.N. panel will study the Danish claim.

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