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China Agrees To Pollution Limits, But Will It Make A Difference?

China has for the first time announced a ceiling to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.
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To Lure Investors, China Links Its Two Giant Stock Markets

Chinese investors will now be allowed to directly buy stock in Hong Kong and foreign investors will be able to do the same in Shanghai. Its a small move with big implications.
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Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.
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Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.
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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.
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Russian Troops, Supplies Pour Over Border Into Eastern Ukraine

This week, NATO confirmed reports of Russian troops entering eastern Ukraine. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to The New York Times' Andrew Kramer for an update on the fighting.
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U.S. Strategy On ISIS Comes Under Fire At Congressional Hearing

At the first congressional hearing on ISIS since the U.S. began bombing that force in Syria, Republicans called for U.S. boots on the ground, while Democrats questioned whether Iraq's troops and Syria's rebels can be relied on to fight. Congress is considering new authorization for the campaign.
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Experts Recover More Remains From MH17 Debris Site

Experts from the Netherlands say they hope to recover much of the wreckage in the next week or so. But the investigation is still being disrupted by security and political issues.
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FIFA Clears Qatar, Russia Of World Cup Corruption, Ignites Furor

A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."
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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets And Cameras

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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