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Chinese Students Wore Uniforms With Cancer-Causing Dyes

Students in 21 schools in Shanghai were ordered to stop wearing uniforms that were found to contain the dye. The incident is the latest in quality-related hazards in the country.
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Newly Displaced Syrians Head For Turkish Border

Refugee numbers are swelling again in Southern Turkey due to a heavy Syrian army military offensive in Central Syria. Humanitarian aid groups are becoming overwhelmed.
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Mexico Tries To Rein In Billionaire Carlos Slim

Regulators in Mexico are struggling to rein in what they say are grave and repeat monopolistic practices by the richest man in the world. Carlos Slim Helu, the owner of Mexico's telephone company, just received another multimillion-dollar fine from the country's fledgling anti-corruption regulatory agency. Slim has successfully appealed or fought previous fines. But lawmakers say they are determined to make him play fairly and by the rules.
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Greece's Economic Crisis Reveals Fault Lines In The Media

A system of favors among Greek media outlets, politicians and banks helped produce one of the most inflated media sectors in Europe. But the media have been hard hit by the country's massive austerity drive, and taken a huge loss in terms of credibility.
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Sectarian Tensions Are On The Rise In Iraq

Overall violence in Iraq has gone down in recent years but lately there's been a string of attacks targeting Shiite interests and security forces. Widespread protests in Sunni areas are calling for the downfall of the Shiite-led government.
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Momentum Grows For Pakistan-Taliban Peace Talks

Both sides say they're ready to talk, but the Taliban is putting stiff conditions on any negotiations. All previous attempts at a peace deal have failed. Analysts say the Pakistani government lacks a coordinated strategy.

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