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Turkish Ceasefire With Kurish Militants Hangs By A Thread

A tenuous peace process between Kurdish fighters and Turkey's military is hanging by a thread, according to Kurdish officials. Militant Kurdistan Workers' Party commanders in northern Iraq say they're ready to resume attacks in southeastern Turkey if the government doesn't accelerate the implementation of civil and political reforms long sought by Turkish Kurds. After nearly a year of peace, the cease-fire could collapse — and would be quite hard to restore, analysts say.
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Brazil's Restrictions On Abortion May Get More Restrictive

Latin America has some of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the world. Many countries in the region have a total ban. In Brazil, abortion is illegal, but there are some exceptions. A new bill is trying to roll those exceptions back.
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Syrian Hackers Hit Social Media Accounts Linked To President

The group of hackers working in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed responsibility for the brief attack that hijacked links on the @BarackObama Twitter feed.
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Storm Packing Hurricane-Force Winds Hits Western Europe

The system, which battered the U.K. with gusts of nearly 100 mph, killed more than a dozen people there and in the Netherlands, France and Germany.
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'Bishop Of Bling' Mansion May Become Refuge For Poor

German Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been suspended by Pope Francis after reports about lavish spending on renovations at his residence in Limburg. Now, the home he spent tens of millions of dollars on may be put to use as a refugee center or soup kitchen.
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International Bugging: Why The U.S. Snoops

News organizations in France, Germany and Spain have reported wide-spread monitoring by the National Security Agency in their countries. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with journalists from Der Spiegel and Le Figaro, about the recent revelations.
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4 Things To Know About Spying On Allies

Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and created tensions in trans-Atlantic relations. But just how widespread is such spying?
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World Headlines: NSA Spying In Spain; Jamaica Eyes Pot Law

Also, a former South African minister was briefly detained in New York, apparently owing to an outdated terrorist watch list. And India assesses security in the aftermath of deadly blasts that targeted an opposition party.
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Report: Add 60 Million Spanish Phone Calls To NSA's List

Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden continue to expose secrets. There's also a new report that the NSA may have been monitoring the German chancellor's phone calls since 2002.
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Monday Morning Political Mix: Obamacare Site Hits Another Snag

Part of the Affordable Care Act's back-office technology thought to be working well failed on Sunday... President Obama didn't know until this summer that the NSA was spying on leaders of some of its strongest allies... The Pentagon has a 92-year old futurist nicknamed "Yoda."

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