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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.
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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?
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Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.
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Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.
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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.
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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.
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Japan Dissolves Parliament, Prime Minister Calls For New Elections

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shizo Abe, has called a snap election for December — but since he's only two years into his term and his party controls both houses of parliament, many Japanese wonder why.
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Spanish Duchess Of Alba Remembered As A Colorful Figure

The funeral was held in Spain for the Duchess of Alba on Friday. She was one of Europe's most eccentric — and richest — aristocrats.
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Thai Martial Law Will Remain In Place 'Indefinitely,' Minister Says

The comments by the justice minister came in an interview to Reuters news agency nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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