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In Congo, Lure Of Quick Cash Turns Farmers Into Miners

"Subsistence mining" is now believed to be the single largest sector for employment. But the work is arduous, windfalls are rare, and miners complain that Chinese companies exploit them.
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Exploring The World's Highest Peaks From Your Couch

Have you ever wanted to see the view from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? Google is making that possible — sending employees up the world's highest peaks with digital cameras, tripods and fisheye lenses to take photos that can be stitched together for a 360 degree view.
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Mortar Hits Syrian University; Turkey Denies It Deported Refugees

A mortar shell reportedly struck Damascus University today, killing several students in a cafeteria; Turkey is rejecting reports that if forcibly repatriated hundreds of Syrian refugees following a clash in a border camp on Wednesday.
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Understanding International Tax Havens (Rebroadcast)

The crisis in Cyprus sheds a light on how investors shelter their wealth. A panel joins Diane to explain how tax havens work and their effect on economies around the world.

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U.S. Trumpets Stealth Bomber Training Run Over Korean Peninsula

In rare move clearly aimed at North Korea, the U.S. command in the South announced the practice bomb run by the Missouri-based B-2s.
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Judge Rules Pistorius Can Leave South Africa

The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says it was a tragic accident. He is now permitted to go to international competitions while awaiting trial. A judge also relaxed other restrictions placed on Pistorius when he was granted bail.
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Lost Camera In Hawaii Turns Up On Taiwanese Beach

In 2007, a young woman lost her camera scuba diving off Hawaii. It was found last week by a China Airlines employee thousands of miles away on a beach in Taiwan. China Airlines offered the owner a free ticket to come pick up the camera — the memory card still has pictures on it.
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Banks In Cyprus Reopen As Island's Economy Hits Reboot

Cypriots face tough restrictions on how much money they can withdraw. And the island nation's economy, which is based on financial services, faces the prospect of having to start over again.

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