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Electric Bus Fleet Brings Chinese Manufacturing To America

The Shenzhen-based company BYD started producing cellphone batteries and then moved to electric cars. Now, it's rolling out a fleet of electric buses in the U.S., a first for a Chinese auto manufacturer.
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Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar's 'Land Grab'

The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi's shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in "land grabs" that unfairly take land from the poor.
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John Kerry Joins Iran Nuclear Talks In Geneva

While the high-level meetings raise expectations for a deal, the State Department warned against jumping to conclusions. The last time, Kerry was in Geneva, negotiations crumbled at the last minute, when France objected to certain terms.
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Once Victims Of Stalin, Ukraine's Tatars Reassert Themselves

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin ordered the entire population of Tatars on the Crimean Peninsula rounded up and sent to the deserts of Central Asia in 1944. Nearly half of them died. Today, an estimated 250,000 Tatars have now returned and are organizing to claim what they see as their rights.
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Contractors Invited To Bid On Destroying Syria's Chemical Arsenal

The cost of the project would be capped at $54 million, according to the group running the effort to rid Syria of chemical weapons. And contractors must be able to move quickly.
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Ancient Wine Bar? Giant Jugs Of Vino Unearthed In 3,700-Year-Old Cellar

Archaeologists have discovered the oldest wine cellar known, and the personal stash was massive: It once stored more than 500 gallons of vino. But these Bronze Age winemakers weren't just fermenting plain-old wine. They also got creative, infusing it with herbs and spices.
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Movies and the International Market

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why you're seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

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Two Weeks After Typhoon, Philippines Sees Signs Of Normal Life

It's been two weeks since the typhoon devastated Tacloban city in the Philippines. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy is in Tacloban overseeing U.S. military relief efforts in the Philippines, and he says the city is picking up the pieces, businesses are re-opening and he sees signs up hope in the residents. Kennedy gives Melissa Block an update on the state of affairs in the country.
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Old Political Feud In Philippines Fuels Rage Over Typhoon Response

There's increasing anger in the Philippines that the rescue and recovery work following Typhoon Haiyan has been disrupted by the bitter rivalry between the country's political clans.
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British Case Points To Hidden Nature Of Modern Slavery

Three women were kept in a London home for three decades. Police say the women were restrained by "invisible handcuffs." The case is drawing attention to modern-day slavery in Britain and elsewhere.

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