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Russia's Hockey Glad To Have NHL-Lockout Orphans

The NHL lockout has sent many Russian players home to play for a league very much in need of star power as it tries to revive hockey's popularity in a place where the sport was once dominant.
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Hunger Still Haunts North Korea, Citizens Say

A U.N. report says North Korea has more food than in previous years. But North Koreans who spoke to NPR say conditions are still dire. Food has become too expensive for many North Koreans, and people are dying of hunger, they say.
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Royal Hoax: Nurse's Family 'Devastated,' Radio Hosts 'Shattered' By Her Death

Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call to another nurse. Two Australian DJs were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and they were able to find out how the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was feeling. Saldanha's suspected suicide, though, has turned a prank into a tragedy.
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Story Plays Out On Stage

Former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of sexual assault by a hotel maid, has all but vanished from the public sphere in France, but he remains a subject of fascination. A play imagining what could have transpired in that hotel suite in May 2011 has just opened in Paris.
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Latest Climate Talks Wrap Up In Doha

The United Nations climate talks were seen as a stepping stone toward a new climate treaty. Instead, the countries attending have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol through 2020.
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Egypt's Morsi Authorizes Military To Arrest Civilians

Over the weekend, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rescinded most of a temporary order that elevated his powers above judicial review. But he did not concede on demands to postpone a vote on a new constitution.
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Syrians Create A Secular, Democratic Village

The Syrian village of Khirbet al-Joz was "liberated" a few months ago. Since then, the villagers have selected a town leadership. They also have the first police force to be chosen by the town rather than the regime.

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