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Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
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Civilian Convoy Comes Under Attack In Ukraine

The Ukrainian military says it has retrieved over a dozen bodies of people killed in an alleged attack on civilian vehicles on Monday. The government says separatists attacked the cars and trucks on a road outside of the city of Luhansk, but the rebels deny this.
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A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.
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3 Of Pope's Family Members Die In Traffic Accident In Argentina

Pope Francis is "profoundly saddened" by news that the wife of his nephew and her two young children have been killed, Vatican Radio reports. His nephew is in intensive care.
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Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.
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Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola — or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.
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Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.
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Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.
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Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flare-ups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.
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Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.

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