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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.
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Indian TV Host Slapped For Wearing A 'Short Dress'

Police arrested 24-year-old Akil Malik for allegedly slapping Gauhar Khan during the filming of India's Raw Star, a televised singing contest that she hosts.
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Iraq, Kurds Agree On Deal Over Oil Exports, Budget

The agreement could ease some pressure on Iraq's government, which is facing an economic crisis, and on Kurdish authorities who have had trouble paying government employees and security forces.
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Costa Concordia Captain Defends Himself In First Testimony

Francesco Schettino said he didn't change the route of the cruise liner to impress a Moldovan dancer he was having an affair with.
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Al-Shabab Takes Responsibility For Killing Dozens In Kenya

Witnesses said armed militants opened fire on workers at a quarry in the northeast part of the country. At least 36 died. The country's police chief resigned, and the interior minister was fired.
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Wife, Son Of Islamic State Leader Reportedly Detained In Lebanon

Lebanese authorities say they detained the wife and son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria. The two are being interrogated.
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For This Reindeer, The Game Is Hide And Seek

Tinsel, a rare albino reindeer who is the main attraction at a Christmas tree farm in England, has hoofed it. After escaping his enclosure, he remains on the loose.
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In Israel, A Clash Over What The Nation Is And Who It's For

Israel's prime minister says the country needs to be officially defined as a Jewish state, but opponents say that would undermine its goal of equality for all.
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Star Wars Fans Force Sands Back From Darth Vader's Tunisia Birthplace

Sets from George Lucas' films had become buried by sand dunes, but a partnership between Tunisian tourism officials and online donors has helped them emerge again.
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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

The teenager's dad was beating his mom. So the kid fell into a funk. His grades plummeted, he joined a gang, he got into fights. Then he discovered surfing therapy.

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