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Please Don't Let An Earthquake Hit When I'm In The Shower

Kathmandu is ranked number one for the risk a major earthquake poses to its residents. The "Earthquake Lady" tries to ensure that everyone is prepared for the big one.
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'2014 Was A Catastrophic Year,' Amnesty International Says

The group faults the U.S. on a range of issues, including the use of excessive force by police. It also says governments "must stop pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power."
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France Warns Russia And Its Allies Not To Advance On Ukrainian Port City

The foreign ministers of the four signatories to the Minsk cease-fire agreement met in Paris to discuss the fighting in Ukraine. Kiev worries that the separatists' next target will be Mariupol.
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Siberian Prison Inmates Craft Fatherland Day Ice Sculptures

Inmates crafted amazingly realistic tanks and other weaponry. An intercontinental ballistic missile launcher — sporting camouflage paint — took first place.
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Greek Government Pledges To Crack Down On Tax Evasion

In order to win an extension on its debt repayment program, the new Greek government has promised to pursue wealthy tax evaders — but so did every previous administration since the debt crisis began.
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Turkish Web Entrepreneurs Boost Luxembourg's Tech Profile

Seeking to raise its high-tech profile, the tiny country of Luxembourg looks to Turkey for startup pitches. Turks are trying to make a mark in the international high-tech community.
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Saudi Women Still Can't Drive; But They Are Making It To Work

Despite many obstacles, more Saudi Arabian women are joining the country's workforce. NPR's Deborah Amos profiles a successful online advertising agency that's run entirely by women.
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Fox Defends Bill O'Reilly's Account Of Falklands Conflict

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's is accused of embellishing his war reporting experience during the Falklands conflict. And in typical O'Reilly fashion, he's not taking the accusations lying down.
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FIFA Panel Recommends 2022 World Cup Be Played In Winter

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar. Soccer's championship is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Severe Pollution In India Shortens Life Expectancy, Study Says

Nobel Prize winner Al Gore was in India this week training some 500 people to evangelize about global warming and convince India to get on board with commitment to cap emissions.

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