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Explosion In Nigeria Hits Gathering Of World Cup Fans

There is no immediate word on casualties and no claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram militants who are active in the region have called soccer un-Islamic.
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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?

Some warn that the violence gripping the country could lead to another Sept. 11. But experts are skeptical, and Americans are wary of new military entanglements.
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India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit

India's transgender community is on a roll. Known as hijras, they recently won court recognition as part of a third gender. Now they're starring in a popular video urging drivers to buckle up.
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Will The Trouble In Iraq Draw U.S. And Iran Closer Together?

Thomas Erdbink of The New York Times talks to Robert Siegel about the possibility that the U.S. and Iran will cooperate in response to Iraq's unrest.
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U.S. Commandos Catch Alleged Leader Of Benghazi Attack

U.S. special operations forces have captured one of the men suspected of playing a key role in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. Ahmed Abu Khatallah has been associated with one of the militias involved in the attack that killed four Americans. Currently being held outside Libya, he will face trial in a U.S. federal court.
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Between Two Tales, Kenyans Seek Answers For Latest Attacks

In Kenya, two recent terror attacks have killed more than 60 people. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility, but the Kenyan president is laying blame with local leaders. Kate Linthicum of The Los Angeles Times is in Nairobi, and she offers more details on the attacks and the aftermath.
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As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin

Sectarian violence continues to escalate in Iraq. The militant group ISIS is maintaining its gains in the northern regions, and suspected Shiite reprisals have dozens in the city of Baaqouba.
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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

Deborah Amos, author of Eclipse of the Sunnis, talks about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so.
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In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest

A documentary follows three generations of a family as they harvest the essential seasoning in the blazing desert heat of Gujarat, India. But rather than decry their hard labor, the film honors it.
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Pipeline Explosion In Ukraine Could Be 'Act Of Terrorism'

A section of the main conduit for Russian natural gas going to Europe exploded and caught fire on Tuesday, a day after Moscow and Kiev failed to reach a deal on gas payments.

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