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A Day For Global Girls Gets People Talking, But Then What?

Oct. 11 is the U.N.'s day devoted to stopping child marriage, stepping up education and much more. Does the day really help? Experts have a mixed reaction.
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Questions Swirl Around North Korea

Questions about North Korea's leadership and their intentions always swirl, but have been amplified and multiplied of late. Leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, American detainees have been spotlighted, and North and South Korea exchanged fire days after delegations from the two nations met. We sort through the rumors and consider if what we know might signal major change on the horizon.

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A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.
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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Share Connection In Advocating For Children

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
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Minnesota's Liberian Immigrants Fear Stigma From Ebola

The community is reeling from the deaths of loved ones back home and local leaders are driving home the message: don't go home to grieve, stay here, protect yourselves.
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U.N. Envoy To Syria Pleads For Action To Save Kobani

The town, which ISIS is fighting to take over, is mostly deserted, with only a few hundred elderly or immobile people remaining.
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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.
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Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.
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Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."
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Typhoon Vongfong Bears Down On Japan

The storm, briefly classified as a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100 mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.

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