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Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela's Vertical Slum

The half-finished skyscraper in Caracas, home to thousands of poor residents, is being emptied. The tower made an appearance in the Showtime series Homeland.
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Women Charged With Funneling Money To Extremist Group

The two women, one from Virginia and the other from Washington state, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.
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"Zone 9" Bloggers Charged in Ethiopia

Earlier this year, six pro-democracy bloggers, all founders of a group known as 'Zone9,' were arrested in Ethiopia along with three journalists. Last week, formal charges were filed against the group under the country's anti-terrorism law...

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Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.
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'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions

Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry met separately Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to ease tensions in the Gaza Strip.
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Costa Concordia's Rusty Hulk Embarks On A Final Voyage

More than two years since it ran aground off an Italian island and killed 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship is finally up and away. Cocooned in stabilizing containers that act as floats, the crippled ship is headed to Genoa, where it will be broken up for scrap.
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Out Of The Amazon, Uncontacted Indians Face Diseases Of A New World

An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
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A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward.
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Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism

Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This doesn't sit well with one group that assists Jewish victims of terror.

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