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Creating A Schwenker World, One Backyard Grill At A Time

It sounds a little dirty, but a schwenker is just a German word for a swinging grill that looks like a tripod, set over charcoal. Schwenker evangelists are spreading the word about this unique grill around the world.
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'No Terrorists Here': Sinai Residents Fear Crackdown

Egyptian security forces are conducting a major campaign in the peninsula after a deadly attack by masked gunmen on a border post earlier this month. While the government says it will deal with the threat, Sinai residents worry that they will be blamed, targeted and abused as a result of the assault.
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Militants Attack Pakistani Air Base

News reports say the militants are heavily armed and include suicide bombers. No casualties have been reported. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack on the base, which is about 50 miles from the capital, Islamabad.
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India's Planned Mars Mission Irks Critics

India turned 65 on Wednesday, and amid the great pomp and ceremony of National Day celebrations, the prime minister announced plans for a mission to Mars. India plans to send a research satellite to the Red Planet in November next year — at a cost of $82 million. Critics say the money would be better spent on the nation's creaky infrastructure, and connecting the 400 million Indians who are not on the national electricity grid.
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Japan Looks For Ways To Keep Communities Intact

Japanese officials are experimenting with ways to help people displaced by last year's earthquake and tsunami. One idea is to create parallel towns where everyone from the dog-catcher to the schoolteacher can shift to one town while their old village is being rebuilt. It's a way of keeping communities intact. But after more than a year, many of the affected communities have already scattered.

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