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From German Teen To ISIS Jihadist: A Father's Struggle To Understand

Manfred Karg's 19-year-old son, a convert to Islam, is one of at least 60 Germans killed fighting alongside ISIS militants. Karg says efforts to stop the flow to Syria and Iraq are taking too long.
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American Couple Detained In Qatar Allowed To Return Home

Qatari officials had accused Matthew and Grace Huang of murdering their 8-year-old adopted daughter last year. The Huangs, who were acquitted on appeal, argued that their case had racial overtones.
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Startling Statistic: Only 8 Patients In Largest Ebola Hospital

The hospital in Liberia was erected this summer in a field. It has 250 beds. It was full as recently as October. Now it is nearly empty.
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World Premiere Videos: Wilbur Dunks A Chicken, Digs Into Indian Food

We proudly present the world premiere of two videos by India's first YouTube star. Life in his father's home village will be celebrated. And, yes, a chicken will take a bath.
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Kerry: Coalition Offensive Against ISIS Having 'Significant Impact'

Meeting with envoys from other countries that joined the fight against the so-called Islamic State, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said their commitment will be measured in years.
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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

Western sanctions are biting, oil prices are down sharply, and the Russian currency is tanking. The government now expects the economy to shrink in 2015.
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Is 'Womenomics' The Answer To Japan's Economic Woes?

The government has set up a female lumberjacks program, part of a wider effort to fuel growth after long-term stagnation. But critics say it does little to tackle fundamental problems.
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International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

London hosts a conference this week that could set the course for the next decade in Afghanistan. The new Afghan president will meet Western government leaders, some of them for the first time.
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French Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

The lower house of Parliament took the non-binding action on Tuesday. France is the fifth European country to make such a move in the last month, following Sweden, Britain, Spain and Ireland.
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When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

A couple of big Obama campaign donors were confirmed as U.S. ambassadors by the Senate on Tuesday. But some bad performances in confirmation hearings are raising questions about the practice.

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