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Brutal Vigilante Attack On Roma Teen Shocks France

French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.
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How The Kurds Could Benefit From Iraq's Crisis

While much of the country is in turmoil, the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq have remained peaceful. The upheaval could help advance the Kurds' long-standing quest for an independent state.
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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.
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1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.
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Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.
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Hikers Trapped In Dense Rhododendron Forest

It took five hours to rescue the couple from the Irish mountainside. One of the rescuers to the BBC it was "like an impenetrable jungle."
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United Nations Launches Review Of Peacekeeping Efforts

U.N. peacekeepers are in some of the world's most violent places. Linda Wertheimer talks to Herve Ladsous, U.N. under-secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations about the changing mission.
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U.S. Program Hopes To Inspire Young Africans To Be Tomorrow's Leaders

President Obama is organizing the first of its kind African summit in Washington. In the run-up to that high-level gathering, young African leaders are in the U.S. for a leadership training program.
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Spaniards Can't Hide Disappointment In World Cup Elimination

In a major upset, the world's champion soccer team, Spain, lost to Chile 2-0, and has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament. It was one of the worst performances for a reigning world champion.
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Sunni Insurgency Threatens To Plunge Iraq Into Sectarian War

Islamist Sunni militants reportedly control most of Iraq's largest oil refinery, as they vow to push on to Baghdad. Meanwhile, there is a growing call for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to step down.

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