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Off The Pitch, Brazilians Mark A More Political Clash

One year from million-strong protest marches in Brazil, Brazilians are marking the anniversary with more demonstrations. There are fewer protesters than a year ago, when Brazilians expressed their anger over World Cup costs and the government's neglect of housing, health, transportation and employment issues at home.
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Obama Plans To Send Advisers To Iraq, Leaving Air Strikes On Table

President Obama spoke at the White House briefing room to announce next steps in Iraq. Conditions there continue to deteriorate, along with faith in the country's prime minister.
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Ukrainian Rebels Reject Cease-Fire, As Russian Troops Line Border

Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected a cease-fire plan offered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
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Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election

Just hours after polls closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani.
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New King Ascends Spanish Throne, With Hopes For A New Era

King Felipe becomes the new monarch at a time when the country faces major challenges: a wounded economy, demands for regional independence and dwindling support for the monarchy itself.
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Brutal Vigilante Attack On Roma Teen Shocks France

French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.
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How The Kurds Could Benefit From Iraq's Crisis

While much of the country is in turmoil, the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq have remained peaceful. The upheaval could help advance the Kurds' long-standing quest for an independent state.
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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.
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1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.
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Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.

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