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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Wilbur Sargunaraj, a YouTube star in India, tests his workaday skills in his family's village: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, and doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.
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U.S. Says It Has Closed Its Final Detention Center In Afghanistan

The U.S. said it closed its facility at Bagram, ending a controversial chapter in American history. The U.S. said it no longer holds any prisoners in Afghanistan.
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In Hong Kong, Police Clear Final 'Occupy' Protest Site

Following months of acts of civil disobedience to demand democratic reforms, police have rousted the final bastion of what's come to be known as the Umbrella Revolution.
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Walk In The Steps, If Not In The Image, Of A Communist Hero

Che Guevara championed the proletariat against the forces of capitalism in South America. His son champions making $3,000 a head leading a fancified recreation of dad's bare-bones motorcycle voyage.
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Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.
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The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.
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For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Johnnie Walker Black Label has teamed up with an Edinburgh university to invent cloth that emits a subtle aroma of liquor, a scent the researchers say some find attractive.
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'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans

Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.
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Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

The 2,000-page document bring to light a history of torture, executions and disappearances during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. An amnesty law means no one has been punished for their role.
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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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