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For China's Youth, A Life Of 'Darkness Outside The Night'

In his haunting new graphic novel, cartoonist Xie Peng, 36, captures a psychological journey into the world of young Chinese. He worked for six years on the book, which renders a landscape of competition, anxiety and stress, and where everything, including dignity, is a commodity.
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Drone Said To Have Killed Key Pakistani Taliban Commander

Pakistani officials say Waliur Rehman was killed by a suspected U.S. drone strike. The U.S. has been offering a $5 million reward for information about him. Rehman is said to have been involved in a 2009 attack that killed seven Americans in Afghanistan — the worst loss of life in CIA history.
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Chopra Brothers: Separate Paths But Common Bond

Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra both followed in their father's footsteps and became physicians. But while one chose Western medicine, the other took a spiritual approach. Now they've teamed up for a memoir, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream.
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Bomber Attacks International Red Cross's Afghan Compound

A coordinated attack has struck the offices of the International Red Cross in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Gunmen reportedly assaulted the compound after a suicide bomber detonated a device at the entrance, where a guard was killed.
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Personalized Coca-Colas, But Not If Your Name Is Mohammed Or Maria

As part of its new marketing campaign, the beverage giant is printing popular first names on labels of Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. But already, there's a backlash from people left feeling excluded.
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China's Shuanghui Buys Pork Giant Smithfield For $4.7 Billion

A Chinese meat producer plans to buy the U.S. meat company Smithfield, the world's largest pork producer, for $4.7 billion. The Shuanghui company is enticing Smithfield's shareholders by offering $34 a share, about 30 percent more than Smithfield's current stock price.
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6 Stories To Mark 60 Years Since First Summit Of Everest

An 81-year-old climber trying to regain his title has turned back; a Russian extreme sports star has BASE jumped from nearly 24,000 feet; the BBC recounts how word reached the world in 1953 of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic feat; and more.
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Nepalese Climber Gives Up For Now On Regaining Everest Title

Five years ago when he was 76, a Nepalese climber became the oldest person to scale Mount Everest. Last week, an 80-year-old Japanese climber took the crown. The Nepalese climber has had to give up on his attempt to reclaim the title because of bad weather.
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Swedish High School Flubs Graduation Requirement

School officials broke the news to seniors that they forgot to offer a religion course that's required for students to graduate. The school admits fault. The principal said to graduate on time, seniors had just a few days to complete all the requirements for the yearlong course.

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