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More Aid Reaching Remote Areas Of Philippines

Displaced typhoon survivors in Tacloban are still trying to get a handle on their lives being turned upside down. Many will be dependent on aid for months to come.
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Back To The Future: Calls Grow For A Military Ruler In Egypt

Egypt's post-revolution transition has been tumultuous. Now, many Egyptians are ready to settle for a return to the pre-revolution status quo: a strong, military man who can guide Egypt back to stability. Their hopes are pinned on Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the ouster of Mohammed Morsi.
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For Filipinos Displaced By Haiyan, The Struggle Continues

As the recovery effort starts to move from rescue to reconstruction in the Philippines, one family in Leyte Province sees a dark future after the devastating loss they suffered from Typhoon Haiyan.
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Damaged Fuel Rods Removed At Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant successfully removed some radioactive fuel from one of the damaged reactors on Monday. It's an important first step, but there's a long way to go before the situation at the plant can be said to be completely under control
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Kenyan Investigators Scale Back Number Of Mall Attackers

Authorities are releasing a few more details about the Islamist extremists who held siege at a Kenyan mall for four days in September, including the gym at which they bulked up before the attack.
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How And Where Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters?

There will be more big typhoons, some in poor countries, some in wealthier regions. But one thing we all share is a difficulty in keeping the next disaster in mind as we rebuild. Most cities are coastal, where even the certainty of big losses hasn't dissuaded people from moving into harm's way.
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Selling Iran Deal To Congress, Kerry Downplays Israeli Criticism

Secretary of State John Kerry has been urging Congress to hold off a new sanctions on Iran to see how diplomacy plays out. But many lawmakers are skeptical and cite concerns from Israel that the deal under consideration isn't worth easing up on sanctions yet. Kerry's spokesperson dismissed an Israeli official's account of the proposed deal as "inaccurate, exaggerated and not based on reality." And the secretary himself reportedly told senators behind closed doors that they should disregard the Israeli reports about the deal. Kerry's also been more vocal lately about Israeli settlement building in the West Bank as his other priority, Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, falter.
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First Fuel Rods Plucked From Tsunami-Damaged Fukushima Plant

Workers at the Japanese nuclear plant begin a delicate yearlong operation to remove radioactive material from the first of several crippled reactors.
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Foreign Workers Abused In Qatar, Report Says

The workers, mostly South Asian, are building the infrastructure for soccer's World Cup, which is being held in the country in 2022. Amnesty International says laborers are working in extreme conditions and are treated "like cattle."
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'Promised Land' Wrestles With Israel's Brutal Contradictions

Journalist Ari Shavit says Israel must find a way to reconcile its democratic values with the reality of everyday life there. His new book draws from interviews with hundreds of Israelis — both Jews and Arabs — as well as his military experience and Zionist family history.

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