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Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Spanish Protesters

Austerity protesters in Spain have launched a new movement dubbed "Occupy Congress." They are surrounding the Spanish Parliament with a human chain. After more than a year of mostly peaceful protests, this one got violent.
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After 48 Years Of War, Colombians Plan Peace Talks

Colombia's government has announced peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a Marxist insurgency that has been fighting a brutal conflict for nearly five decades. But memories of previous, unsuccessful attempts at peace are still fresh for civilians in the rebels' mountainous heartland.
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Analysis: Renewing The Push To Release Maryland Resident Allen Gross From Cuban Prison

Maryland resident Allen Gross remains in a Cuban jail for allegedly bringing restricted communications equipment into the country. Senator Ben Cardin is leading a renewed push to see him freed.

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Mixing Past And Present In Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, once home to cannibals, still has an exotic aura. The local tourist economy caters to those notions, and visitors may see a hybrid of the traditional and the modern.
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For Hasidic Jews, A Slow, Steady Rebirth In Russia

At one synagogue in Moscow, Hasidic Jews have been working for years to rebuild their numbers. For some, including the rabbi, it has largely been a self-guided journey.
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Obama Calls For Tolerance At U.N. General Assembly

President Barack Obama addressed world leaders Tuesday in New York City as he opened the UN General Assembly.
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Greek Olive Oil Woes Echo Country's Broader Economic Challenges

Greek businessmen say the country has never managed to properly market its prized olive oil. They say many of the country's business practices will have to change if it is to become a player on the world market.
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Bolivia's Cerro Rico: The Mountain That Eats Men

Centuries of silver mining have left Cerro Rico mountain in the southern highlands of Bolivia on the verge of collapse. The Spanish forced Quechua Indian slaves into the mines to bankroll their empire. Today, the Quechua own the mines, but conditions here are still brutal.

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