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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.
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WATCH: Israel's New Low-Cost Airline Has Catchy Safety Video

The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's 'Whip It' and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.' "
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Giant South American Bird On The Run In The U.K.

The bird, which newspapers say stands 6 feet, can run 40 mph and is "capable of disemboweling a human," escaped last month from a farm in Hertfordshire after apparently being spooked by a local hunt.
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Deforestation and Climate Change

Kojo examines the link between tropical forests and global climate and explores new initiatives that pay developing nations to preserve their wild areas.

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Berlusconi Ordered To Do Community Service At Senior Center

Italy's former prime minister was convicted of tax fraud. For a year, he must work at least four hours a week at a facility for the elderly. Also, a travel restriction will limit his politicking.
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Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia's role in those protests "seems much more evident," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.
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Russia's Move Into Ukraine Turns Allies Into Adversaries

Russia and Ukraine were the major contributors to the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Kiev continued to cooperate. The recent crisis transformed friend into foe.
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Russian Media Accused Of Using Propaganda In Ukraine Reporting

The coverage of the crisis in Ukraine portrays the government in Kiev as neo-Nazis who seized power in a violent coup. That narrative has had a powerful impact on the way Russians perceive the crisis.
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Ukraine Military Begins To Move Against Pro-Russian Separatists

The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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