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How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague

Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
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Ally Or Not? The White House Seeks To Nuance Obama's Remarks On Egypt

President Obama, referring to Egypt, told the Spanish-language Telemundo: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy."
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Friday Prayers In Muslim Countries Bring Wider Anti-American Protests

The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.
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Coptic Christians In U.S. Fear 'Terrible' Reaction In Egypt To Muhammad Film

The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.
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U.S. Warns Of More Demonstrations Over Film

U.S. embassies and missions across the Muslim world put out warnings about expected demonstrations Friday. Large protests are expected in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and beyond. Over the past week, angry and deadly protests have rocked American missions from Libya to Yemen, after an anti-Islamic video was posted online.
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New U.S. President Will Face Old Issues In Pakistan

Pakistan and the U.S. are supposed to be allies, but during President Obama's term in office, relations between the two countries hit rock bottom. Whoever wins the presidential race in November will face many of the same issues that have plagued the two nations for years. But some analysts are saying now is the time for some fresh thinking.
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China Leader's Absence Could Spell Political Trouble

Rumors still swirling over the absence of China's presumptive leader-in-waiting are being met by official stonewalling. All this comes in the run-up to a crucial Communist Party meeting, where the party's new leader will be named. Now fears are mounting this could get off-track.

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