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Extortion Common For Latin American Businesses

High crime rates are holding back economic development in Latin America. One element of the crime is extortion, which cuts into the bottom line for local businesses and ordinary citizens.
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For London Zoo Patrons, It's A Case Of Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
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Authorities: China Bus Fire That Killed 47 Was Arson-Suicide

The man suspected of setting the deadly fire left a suicide note at his home and reportedly kept a blog of his frustrations with the government in obtaining social security benefits.
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Pakistan's New Government Protests U.S. Drone Strike

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has promised to push back on the strikes, lodges a formal protest with a top U.S. envoy in Islamabad.
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Three Americans Killed In Latest Afghanistan 'Insider Attack'

The gunman was wearing an Afghan military uniform and reportedly killed two U.S. soldiers and a civilian following an argument.
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NSA Scandal Looms Over Obama-Xi Talks

The goal of the meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping is for the leaders of the world's largest economies to find common ground and build trust. But the summit threatens to be overshadowed by revelations about secret NSA surveillance programs.

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