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Our Pancakes Are Saved! Charges Filed In Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

Millions of dollars worth of stolen maple syrup was recovered and three men suspected of the theft were expected in court on Tuesday.
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Female Leader May Not Be Enough To Change Male-Dominated South Korea

The final polls ahead of South Korea's presidential election show Park Geun-hye with a narrow lead over her opponent, and poised to be the first female leader of a country where, until quite recently, men monopolized politics. But feminists say Park, the daughter of a former authoritarian leader Park Chung-hee, is not one of them. Her policies, they say, are no more beneficial for women than those of her opponent. And while they would welcome a female leader, they predict it would do little to change South Korea — where women's representation in government and cases of unequal pay are among the worst in the developed world.
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Rape Case In India Provokes Widespread Outrage

Rape is a problem throughout India, and a particularly brutal attack on a Delhi bus has sparked street protests and condemnation by members of Parliament. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, is battling for her life.
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How Much Good Can You Do? There's A Calculator For That

The "Giving What We Can" campaign urges members to donate 10 percent of their incomes to effective charities. Over many years, the group's calculators suggest, such giving could improve far more lives than you might imagine.
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Coal May Pass Oil As World's No. 1 Energy Source By 2017, Study Says

Coal is poised to replace oil as the world's top energy source — possibly in the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency. The rise will be driven largely by growth in China and India, the IEA says, while the only large decline is seen coming in the United States.
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Political And Military Pressure Tightens On Damascus

As the conflict in Syria continues, the international community is preparing for the possible fall of President Bashar Assad's regime. Last week, President Barack Obama formally recognized a Syrian opposition group as the country's legitimate representative.

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