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Fears Of Currency Devaluation Mount In Egypt

Throughout the government's transitional period, the Egyptian pound remained stable because the government shored it up through foreign reserves. As those reserves reach dangerously low levels, concern is mounting that a major currency devaluation is imminent.
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Army Aims To Use Words, Not Weapons, With Afghans

As the U.S. military steps up training of Afghan troops in preparation for the U.S. withdrawal in 2014, it has also ratcheted up its efforts to train U.S. soldiers in Afghan language and customs. This year, the Army has more than doubled the number of soldiers trained in Pashto and Dari.
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Candidates Criticize China; Presidents Show Caution

For more than three decades, presidential candidates have talked tough about China during the campaign season. But in the Oval Office, presidents have generally been much less aggressive.
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Electoral Tribunal Clears Mexican President Of Fraud

Mexico's electoral tribunal has officially declared Enrique Pena Nieta president, dismissing the opposition's claims that he won the recent election through fraud. The fraud accusations have clouded the transition to his taking power in December.
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Quadruple Killing In French Alps Yields Few Leads

On Monday, bomb squad investigators investigated the home of an Iraqi-British couple that was murdered while on vacation in the French Alps. Also killed were the man's mother-in-law and a French cyclist. Police say that extreme violence was used in the slayings, but the perpetrators are unknown.
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Canada's Food Insecure Find Help, Community Through Facebook

A Canadian mother of five decided to bring attention to the food challenges she and families like her face every day by creating a Facebook group called "Feeding My Family." And now she has more than 20,000 members.
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Syrian Activists Take On New And Riskier Roles

Over 18 months, the Syrian revolt has transformed from a peaceful protest movement to a brutal civil war with no end in sight. And as the conflict grinds on, activists who once led peaceful demonstrations have joined rebel brigades and have their own, often dangerous work to do.

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