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Murder Of American Teacher In Abu Dhabi Shocks Nation

The murder of a American teacher in a mall in Abu Dhabi on Monday has the wealthy — and foreigner-friendly — Arab emirate in shock.
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EU Court Orders France To Compensate Somali Pirates

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that pirates, who hijacked two French vessels, should get up to 7,000 euros each because of a delay in producing them before a judge.
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Greece Condemns British Museum For Lending Out Elgin Marbles

Athens has long demanded the return of the ancient sculptures it says were looted in the early 1800s from the Parthenon and other famous structures.
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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.
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China's Ex-Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.
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Baby's Necklace Could End Up Being A Life Saver

In countries like India, where vaccine records are kept on paper, kids often miss a dose — with potentially fatal results. Now some Yale students have come up with a high-tech (and cheap) solution.
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A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines Braces For Another Big Hit

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.
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ICC Drops Charges Against Kenya's President

But the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reserved the right to bring new charges against Uhuru Kenyatta. The Kenyan leader said he was excited and relieved at the decision.
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Sweden's Tolerance Is Tested By Tide Of Syrian Immigrants

One-third of the residents in the city of Sodertalje are from the Middle East, many of them recent arrivals from Syria. The numbers keep growing and are testing Sweden's liberal immigration policies.
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At Afghan Conference, Western Governments Affirm Their Commitments

Some 50 countries met in London this week to boost Afghanistan's prospects after foreign combat forces withdraw at the end of the year. The gathering was intended to help chart the country's future.

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