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Vicious Cartel Leader Arrested In Mexico

The leader of the notorious Zeta drug organization was apprehended Monday in an operation involving the Mexican military. The capture of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, 40, took place on a country road less than 20 miles south of the Texas border.
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South Africa Weighs Starting HIV Drug Treatment Sooner

The recommended change would mean that patients would begin treatment before they get extremely sick. In Africa, where millions of people are infected with HIV, a move to earlier treatment would be challenging for the public health system.
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The Secret To Georgian Grilled Meats? Grapevines And Lots Of Wine

The Republic of Georgia is renowned for its cuisine, one of the highlights of which is shashlik, or grilled meat. The secret to seal in the juices, some say, is an ancient technique of grilling over burning grapevines to create intense, fragrant heat.
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In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke

Argentina is the site of the global kickoff of what Coke is describing as a "natural" and "green" lower-calorie cola. Coca-Cola Life contains stevia instead of sugar, and comes in a bottle that's made partially from plants.
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A Nonstop Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Well-wishers have been offering prayers and tributes to the South African icon at the hospital where he has been treated for more than a month. Mandela turns 95 on Thursday.
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Israelis, Palestinians Keep Close Eye On Events In Egypt

One thing Israelis and Palestinians have in common: Both have been closely watching events Egypt with an eye to "What does this mean for me?" Despite deep ambiguity in Israel toward having an Islamist government next door, Egyptian-Israeli military cooperation remained strong under Morsi's tenure and the Muslim Brotherhood proved crucial to Israel in negotiating a ceasefire with Hamas last November. On the Palestinian front, there is much speculation about how Hamas might be affected now that its big backer is out of power — or at least has been badly damaged.
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'Night Witch' Flew Bomber Planes During World War II

As a young woman, Nadezhda Popova volunteered as a pilot during World War II to drop bombs on German troops, flying planes made of plywood and canvas. Their enemies called them "Night Witches" because the airplanes sounded like a witch's broomstick when they flew overhead. Popova died July 8.
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Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

Writer and scholar Reza Aslan converted to Christianity when he was a teenager, but found that as he grew older, he was far more interested in Jesus as a man than as a Messiah. His new book, Zealot, considers Jesus in the context of the time and place in which he lived.
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In Venice, Huge Cruise Ships Bring Tourists And Complaints

The Italian city welcomes tourists, but there's been a backlash to the 650 cruise ships that sail down the canals and tower over the city. The city government and the Venice Port Authority have agreed to search for solutions.
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New Bangladeshi Law Lets Workers Unionize More Freely

The vote comes amid scrutiny of working conditions in the country, and it follows a building collapse outside Dhaka in April that killed more than 1,000 people. The country's media say the measure is an effort to appease Western critics of working conditions.

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