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Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Seen As Snub To North Korea

Xi Jinping's first visit to the Korean Peninsula finds him in Seoul, not Pyongyang, in a possible sign of strained Sino-North Korean ties.
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A Relationship in Crisis: Haiti and the U.N.

Victims of Haiti's recent cholera epidemic are ramping up legal efforts against the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease to the island nation in 2010. Meanwhile, doubts are growing about Haiti's ability to...

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U.S. Spying Allegations Chafe An Already Angry India

Sen. John McCain is in India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But the visit was overshadowed by reports that the NSA was given permission in 2010 to spy on Modi's political party.
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Israeli And Palestinian Parents: 'We Need To Stop This Madness'

The deaths of three Israeli teenagers have sparked anger in the region. Two parents who lost children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict explain why they are now calling for reconciliation.
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Woman Charged In Denver With Seeking To Aid Islamic Extremists

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she boarded a flight that would have ultimately landed her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad alongside ISIS rebels.
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Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.
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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.
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Mosquito-Repellent Paper Attracts Readers

Sri Lanka has been hit by an epidemic of dengue fever, a potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. A newspaper printed an entire issue with ink made from citronella. Sales went up 30 percent.
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In Iraq's Sacred City Of Najaf, Clerics Call On Shiites To Fight

Senior Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.
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Why Are Kids From Central America Risking Solo Travel To The U.S.?

The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.

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