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Teen Passengers Rescued As Tall Ship Sinks Off Irish Coast

The young sailors aboard the Astrid were on a training cruise and part of a 50-ship flotilla promoting tourism to Ireland.
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What's In A Domain Name? A Lot, Countries Say

The worlds of politics and commerce collide as several countries seek to block proposed top-level domain names. Reasons include everything from religious sensibilities to geographic similarities.
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Debate Over U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

Regional powers are taking sides in the conflict between Egypt's interim military government and ousted Muslim Brotherhood leaders. We explore the debate over U.S. leverage and its potential role in the conflict.

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How Midwives Have Become Critical In War Zones

Pregnancy is unusually complicated in humanitarian crises. Midwives also often have to help women who have experienced sexual violence and have reproductive health issues.
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Bo Xilai, Disgraced Chinese Official, Is Indicted

Once a rising star among China's political elite, Bo's career crashed in 2012 after his wife was connected to a British businessman's murder. That led to accusations of corruption and taking bribes.
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Iraq Prison Break Worries Counterterrorism Officials

Al-Qaida operations around the world have used prison breaks as a method to beef up their ranks. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group's arm in Yemen, came into being shortly after a 2006 prison break. That history explains why officials are so worried about a jailbreak this week in Iraq. More than 400 prisoners are thought to have escaped, and many of them are key operatives with the group al-Qaida in Iraq.
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Steam And Groundwater Raise Concern At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Water in all its forms has caused trouble at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant this week. They are reminders that the problems are far from over.
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South Africans Ponder A Nation Without Mandela

The anti-apartheid hero has been a unifying force in South Africa, particularly for the ruling African National Congress. There's concern, however, that xenophobia, racism and political infighting may grow once the "father of the nation" dies.
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Military Signals Impending Crackdown On Morsi Supporters

Amid continuing violence in the streets of Cairo and other cities — including gun battles between supporters and opponents of the ousted Islamist president — Egypt's military chief is appealing for a "mandate to face terrorism." The general's speech and mass pro-government rallies planned for Friday have raised fears of an imminent crackdown on Mohammed Morsi's supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Snowden's Presence A 'Comfortable' Problem For Russia

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is close to leaving the transit lounge of the Moscow airport after authorities issued paperwork that would allow him into Russia, his lawyer says. But Snowden hasn't actually received the certificate and must remain in place for the time being. But the news caused a flurry of interest with TV cameras trained on airport exits.

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