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Mourners In China Hold Vigils For Urumqi Victims

Security was heightened in Urumqi in China a day after a deadly attack in a market. Men in SUVs crashed into people and tossed explosives, killing at least 31. No group has claimed responsibility.
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As World Cup Looms, Brazilian Cities Paralyzed By Protests

The World Cup is three weeks away, but Brazeil is wracked with unrest. Demonstrations there are unified by one theme: anger over public spending on stadiums instead of on services and salaries.
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U.S. Assistance to Nigeria

Seven weeks after militants kidnapped almost 300 girls in northern Nigeria, the Nigerian military says where they are. The U.S. is one of four countries providing military assistance, raising questions about Nigeria's human rights record. We get an update.

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530 Years After Death, Richard III To Be Reburied In Leicester

Descendants of the king had sued to block his burial in Leicester Cathedral, arguing his roots were in York. But a court ruled Friday his remains can stay in the city where they were found in 2012.
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Seeking A Boost: Italy To Include Cocaine Sales In GDP Numbers

In an attempt to improve Italy's debt ratio, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country will include illegal drug sales and prostitution when it figures its gross domestic product.
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Futbol!: Soccer History and Politics in Latin America

As Brazil prepares to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, we explore how the "beautiful game" arrived in South and Central America.

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Tonight's New 'Giraffes' Meteor Shower Could Be A Great One

Astronomers say an all-new meteor shower could put on a show for much of the U.S., starting as early as 10:30 p.m. ET Friday. The Camelopardalids shower is named after the giraffe constellation.
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"China's Second Continent" with Howard French

China has developed close ties with nations across the African continent through investment in infrastructure projects, purchase of mineral rights, and growing trade. Perhaps the biggest influence, though, will come from the million-plus Chinese migrants seeking their fortune on the continent.

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VIDEO: Baby Falls From Ledge, Is Caught By Man In Street

A 1-year-old boy who apparently was looking for his mother climbed out onto a window ledge. People in the street below noticed and sprang into action.
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Canada Loses Fight Against EU Ban On Seal Products

The WTO has rejected Canada's appeal of a ban keeping pelts and other products from the country's seal hunt from being imported into Europe. The ban was brought on moral grounds, the EU says.

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