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China's Ex-Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.
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Baby's Necklace Could End Up Being A Life Saver

In countries like India, where vaccine records are kept on paper, kids often miss a dose — with potentially fatal results. Now some Yale students have come up with a high-tech (and cheap) solution.
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A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines Braces For Another Big Hit

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.
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ICC Drops Charges Against Kenya's President

But the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reserved the right to bring new charges against Uhuru Kenyatta. The Kenyan leader said he was excited and relieved at the decision.
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Sweden's Tolerance Is Tested By Tide Of Syrian Immigrants

One-third of the residents in the city of Sodertalje are from the Middle East, many of them recent arrivals from Syria. The numbers keep growing and are testing Sweden's liberal immigration policies.
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At Afghan Conference, Western Governments Affirm Their Commitments

Some 50 countries met in London this week to boost Afghanistan's prospects after foreign combat forces withdraw at the end of the year. The gathering was intended to help chart the country's future.
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Syrians In Raqqa Believe Assad Regime Benefits From War On ISIS

The Syrian city of Raqqa is the hub for militants from the Islamic State, and has sustained ongoing air strikes from the U.S. and the Syrian regime. Activists draw attention to the toll on civilians.
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World's Slow Response To Ebola Leaves Sierra Leone Villages Scrambling

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.
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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But they're causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.
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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

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