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Which Countries Are The Most Corrupt?

North Korea and Somalia are perceived to be the most corrupt countries, according to the Corruption Perception Index released today by Transparency International. Denmark is seen as least corrupt.
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One Village's Story: How Ebola Began And How It Ends

A father brought his teenage son back from the capital. The boy fell ill. The parents blamed an attack by a magical leopard. But it was Ebola.
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Ebola Knocked West African Countries Off Development Ladder

A working Ebola vaccine is still at least months away, and in the meantime, the epidemic is ravaging the economies of West Africa.
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Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

A Hungarian art expert was watching the movie on TV when he noticed a painting hanging on a wall. He knew it as a famous, missing work of art that hadn't been seen by the general public since 1928.
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Hong Kong Protestors Make Last-Ditch Effort To Negotiate

Several pro-democracy protest leaders in Hong Kong plan to turn themselves into police on Wednesday. Meanwhile, another student protest leader has launched a hunger strike.
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Oil Deal Provides Much-Needed Revenue In Iraq

Melissa Block talks with Ben Lando of the Iraq Oil Report about the deal between Baghdad and the Kurds over oil revenue.
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Kenya Shakes Up Security Leadership After Latest Al Shabab Attack

The Kenyan government has made long-sought changes in its top security officials after more than 30 people were killed by Al Shabab militants on Tuesday. But it's unclear whether the government can get a handle on widespread security threats.
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FIFA Chief Rejects Responsibility For Welfare Of Workers In Qatar

Sepp Blatter, who heads soccer's governing body, said the companies that employed the migrant laborers building the infrastructure for Qatar's 2022 World Cup were responsible for their safety.
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Indian Court Says Elephant Who Was Chained For 50 Years Is Free

Raju the elephant appeared to shed tears last July when he was freed from his shackles. He will now be allowed to remain with his rescuers. His previous owner had wanted him back.
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Israel's Netanyahu Fires Ministers, Calls For Early Election

The prime minister has more than two years left in his term. But with his coalition fracturing, Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "impossible" to lead a government under the current conditions.

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