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Hong Kong Protests Could Make Beijing Choose Between Prosperity, Control

Hong Kong remains a vitally important gateway for trade and financial activity. For now, no other city can match its financial infrastructure but civil unrest could scare off Western investors.
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Counter-Demonstrators Raise Tensions In Hong Kong

Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing supporters clashed in Hong Kong on Friday.
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France Helps U.S. Fight ISIS In Iraq, But Not Syria

The U.S. says it has a broad coalition in its fight against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. France is one of the more active countries but is only taking part in military action in Iraq, not Syria.
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Why Doesn't Anyone Want To Host The 2022 Olympics?

Oslo, Norway, took itself out of the running for the 2022 games, leaving Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, left in contention. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Rachel Martin.
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Sweden To Recognize Palestinian State

The move, which was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, would make Sweden the first major European nation to take that step.
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Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

Some critics say the al-Qaida unit known as the Khorasan Group was bluffed up as an excuse for U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Intelligence officials and analysts say the group exists and is dangerous.
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Norway Is Great For Older Folks — And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.
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The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel's Precious Etrog Fruit

An odd, beautiful and persnickety citrus fruit has its big moment during the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. But then what do you do with it?
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Canada Identifies Ship Found From 1846 Arctic Expedition

The announcement that a vessel from the doomed Franklin team had been found came last month, but now archaeologists say they've determined that it's the HMS Erebus.
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Kurds In Syria Warn Of Massacre If ISIS Seizes Border Town

Islamic State militants have stepped up attacks on Kobani, which lies along the Turkey-Syria border and has been encircled by the extremists for weeks.

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