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U.S. Tourists Accused Of Trying To Ship Preserved Human Parts Out Of Thailand

The parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart, were allegedly stolen from a medical museum. The Americans said they bought the parts at a Bangkok market, according to police.
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In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

He was one of only 130 or so doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."
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Law Student Found Guilty In Secret U.K. Terrorism Trial

Last Tuesday's verdict against 26-year-old law student Erol Incedal was made public today after a U.K. judge lifted an order that forbade the media from reporting it.
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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other half don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.
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A Deadly Chain: Tracing Ebola In A Sierra Leone Village

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.
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Apparent Mass Murder Of 43 Students Hurts Mexico's Tourism

The economy in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students were kidnapped and found dead, is hurting. Tourists have stopped coming to that state and others.
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American Kassig Is 5th Westerner ISIS Claims To Have Beheaded

President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, an ex-Army Ranger. He was captured by militants of the so-called Islamic State while delivering medical supplies in Syria.
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Chefs Meet In Brazil To Discuss Food Biodiversity

Some of the world's top chefs are joining forces to incorporate biodiversity into meals. It's no coincidence the meeting is in Brazil — Latin America is one of the world's most bio-diverse places.
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In A Dutch Town, A Glowing Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

A modern artist installed a high-tech brick path that glows in the starry night, an homage to one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.
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In Oman, The Man Who Has Defined The Country Is Now Rarely Seen

Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.

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