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Chinese Teacher Is Busted After Demanding Gifts From Students

In China's extremely competitive school system, families often buy presents for teachers. But a teacher has been suspended after she was caught on tape demanding gifts and insulting her students.
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Mexican Resort Town Pummeled By Powerful Hurricane Odile

The Category 3 cyclone, the strongest on record to hit the region, slammed the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas and will weaken as it moves up the Baja California peninsula, forecasters say.
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Pistorius Could Still Compete For South Africa In Olympics

Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.
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Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, which is still defended by Kiev's forces.
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Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.
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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
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Sierre Leone To Send Volunteers Out On Ebola Campaign

Officials are planning a three-day nationwide lockdown to help combat the outbreak. Audie Cornish talks to journalist Umaru Fofana about the volunteers the government wants to send door to door.
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The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.
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No Gas Guzzlers Here; Beijing Hosts First All-Electric Car Race

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series around the globe will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.
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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.

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