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Greece's Economy Predicted To Shrink In 2014

The forecast, by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, was issued on Wednesday. It contrasts with that of the Greek government which says the economy will grow next year.
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Nigerian City Recovers After Militants Are Driven Out

The northeastern city Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram. Until earlier this year, when President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three northeastern states, the extremists regularly hit targets there.
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Secret Talks Pave Way For Interim Iranian Nuclear Deal

Linda Wertheimer talks to Laura Rozen, a reporter for Al-Monitor.com, about her reporting on the secret talks between the U.S. and Iran. Those talks preceded the interim nuclear deal reached in Geneva last weekend.
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By Accident, Scientists Discover Lakes Beneath Greenland

There are hundreds of lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, but nobody has found lakes under Greenland's ice. That is until now, and they weren't even looking for them.
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Church Shelters Those From Central African Republic Violence

David Greene talk to UNICEF Emergency Coordinator Bob McCarthy about the situation at a Catholic church in Bossangoa in the Central African Republic. Thousands of people are seeking shelter in the compound of the church. They are fleeing the violence that has engulfed the country after militias overthrew the government earlier this year.
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Greenpeace Captain Awaits Trial On Hooliganism In Russia

A group of environmental activists from Greenpeace were recently granted bail in Russia after two months in detention for attempting to protest on an oil rig in arctic waters. Peter Willcox, the American captain of the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise, talks to David Greene about the experience when he and his crew were arrested by Russian commandos in the Pechora Sea, north of Russia.
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Many Haitians Leave Dominican Republic After Court Decision

A court in the Dominican Republic recently stripped many people of Haitian descent of Dominican citizenship. Linda Wertheimer talks to Jacqueline Charles, a reporter with the Miami Herald, about unrest and reports of mass deportations in the Dominican Republic.
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After 50 Years, Cuba Says Its Baseball Players Can Go Abroad

The baseball season is just getting started in Cuba, the first since Communist authorities lifted a half-century-old ban on players' signing professional contracts in other countries. But fans are confident top players will come back home eventually — and that the island has enough talent to go around.
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Thai Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote

As anti-government protests entered a fifth day, Yingluck Shinawatra survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament by a vote of 297 to 134.
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Man Laments Loss Of Thousands Of Bitcoins, As Value Hits $1,000

"You know when you put something in the bin, and in your head, say to yourself 'that's a bad idea'? I really did have that," James Howells says. And boy, was his intuition right: Howells tossed a hard drive that held millions of dollars' worth of Bitcoins, the currency whose value has skyrocketed this year.

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