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Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.
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The 1,000-Year-Old Schism That Pope Francis Seeks To Heal

The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054. In the Holy Land this week, the pope and Orthodox leaders will meet to try to start restoring unity. But not everyone is eager for reconciliation.
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Japanese School Says It Won't Be Kinki Anymore

Osaka's Kinki University is named for its home region in south-central Japan. But school officials say the name is distracting to foreigners.
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Where Are The World's Positive Vibes?

The newly released "positive experience index" of 138 countries finds that people in Paraguay had the rosiest outlook (again). The U.S. made the top 20 in the annual Gallup index.
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Egyptian Court Sentences Mubarak To 3 Years In Prison For Corruption

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons were charged with embezzling millions of dollars in public funds.
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Europeans Worry About Stability Of Russian Gas Supply

Russia is Europe's main supplier of natural gas. Russia is threatening to cut off Ukraine's supply unless it pays in advance. That worries Western European nations about their own gas supply.
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Russia's Putin Goes To Shanghai For Talks With Jinping

Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have been all smiles as they emphasize improved relations between the two countries. Drawing them closer is their shared, tense relationship with the U.S..
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Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive

Now that the Nigerian military seems to be serious about rescuing girls kidnapped by Islamist extremists, relatives worry that firepower alone won't save them. They want the government to negotiate.
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Double Trouble For Coffee: Drought And Disease Send Prices Up

Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that's crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.
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White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.

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