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For Future Energy, Volcanic Indonesia Bets On Heat

Indonesia, the country with the world's largest number of active volcanoes, is looking to geothermal energy as a clean and reliable source for the future. But making it economically feasible is a political hot potato.
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After Tallying First Votes, Egypt Plans Runoff Election

Official results from the first round of Egypt's presidential election were released Monday. And, as expected, there will be a run-off between the two top vote-getters — Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, and former Air Force Commander Ahmed Shafik, who was Hosni Mubarak's prime minister during last year's revolution.
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Over Half Of Youth Unemployed In South Africa

South Africa's youth unemployment rate is staggeringly high. The country's overall unemployment rate is 24 percent, and an incredible 73 percent of those people are under the age of 35. Many fear the situation is a ticking time bomb, with the threat of violence looming. Now political parties are strongly lobbying for the support of the youthful unemployed, who have played a huge role in determining the country's leaders.
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Afghan Female Boxers Strike A Blow For Girl Power

Women in Afghanistan have few opportunities to play sports, and they have no history of boxing. But one persistent coach has built a team, and one of his boxers is headed to the London Olympics.
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Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Still Hope For Visas

Afghans hired to help U.S. forces in Afghanistan say Congress should keep its promise to grant them visas to America. Despite death threats from the Taliban, thousands of Afghans have worked with Americans since the war in Afghanistan began. Most say they wanted to serve their country, but they also hoped to win visas to America. But since 2009, the number of U.S. visas awarded has slowed to a trickle.
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Competition Heats Up At French Open

Melissa Block talks with Doug Robson, tennis reporter for USA Today, about the French Open competition this year.

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