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For Turkey, Aiding In Kobani Fight Is Complicated

A U.S. envoy, former Marine Gen. John Allen, was in Turkey on Thursday, attempting to drum up support for the fight against ISIS.
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Smen Is Morocco's Funky Fermented Butter That Lasts For Years

Like Indian ghee, smen evolved as a way to keep a tasty cooking fat around for a long time. But smen is blessed with a flavor and aroma that's a lot like blue cheese.
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The Indian Film Scene Diversifies, Even As Bollywood Dominates

When you hear about Indian film, you most often hear about the sprawling Indian film scene. But young filmmakers with other points of view are making a splash of their own.
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The War With No Name

After two months, the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has not yet dealt a major blow to the Islamic State. And the Pentagon still hasn't come up with a moniker for the operation.
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Where In The World Is Kim Jong Un?

The North Korean dictator hasn't been seen in more than a month, leading to speculation he might have been deposed or is merely indisposed.
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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.
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Hong Kong Officials Call Off Talks With Student Activists

The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.
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Hospital: Condition Of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Is Deteriorating

The hospital declined to elaborate on details of Teresa Romero Ramos, 44, who was admitted earlier this week after apparently contracting the disease from a patient she was treating.
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Turkey: Unilateral Ground Operation Against ISIS 'Unrealistic'

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country cannot be expected to go it alone to protect Kurds inside Syria against militants with the self-declared Islamic State.
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Could Ebola Be Slowing Down In Liberia?

For three weeks in a row, new cases in Liberia have significantly declined. And hundreds of beds have become available in new Ebola clinics. But don't get too excited yet, health officials say.

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