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Police Arrest Hundreds In Global Child Porn Sting

Police in Toronto announced the arrest of 348 people and the rescue of 386 children in the culmination of a years-long, worldwide investigation.
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What Links Magellan, Gen. MacArthur And Imelda Marcos?

The city of Tacloban was not well-known before a powerful typhoon struck last week. But the city has a long and rich history that dates back five centuries.
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What Amazing Thing Did Toronto's Mayor Say Today?

It's too blue for most news organizations to repeat. But on live TV, Mayor Rob Ford addressed some of the latest allegations against him with some very crude comments.
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JPMorgan's Payments To China's Elite Being Probed: Report

The New York Times says the bank paid the daughter of China's premier about $1.8 million from 2006 to 2008. JPMorgan has not been accused of wrongdoing, but U.S. authorities are looking at that relationship as part of a wider investigation into alleged bribery.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The White House warns Congress that new Iran sanctions could derail nuclear talks. Another top Pakistani militant is killed. And relief workers struggle to get supplies to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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With Echoes Of France, Debate On Religion Divides Quebec

The Canadian province has proposed a "secularism charter" that would ban government workers from wearing religious symbols. Supporters say it would preserve gender equality and the separation of church and state. Critics say the measure curbs religious freedom. The issue has echoes of a debate that's played out in France twice in the past decade.
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World Headlines: Saudis Crack Down On Undocumented Workers

The effort has led to deadly clashes. In other news, Brazil's supreme court upholds prison terms against most of those convicted in the country's biggest corruption trial; and Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar plays in his 200th and final test match.
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One Week After Typhoon, 'The Mood Here Is Very Desperate'

In the shattered city of Tacloban, officials say most of the aid that has arrived hasn't yet gotten to the people who need it. There aren't yet enough trucks, there isn't enough gas and there aren't enough rescue personnel to distribute food, water and other necessities.
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Happy Birthday Prince Charles

The heir to the British throne turns 65 on Thursday, making him eligible for his government pension. The prince plans to donate his $175 a week to charity.
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Grim Details Reveal Brutal Effects Of Philippine Typhoon

The official death toll from the typhoon is expected to keep rising — thousands are still missing. Aid continues to come into the Philippines from around the world, but its flow is being hampered by poor logistics. The central government is being blamed for not doing more.

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