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Can Economics Save The African Rhino?

Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. Some economists think legalizing the horns could save the rhinos.
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Syrian Minister: Removal Of Assad Means Destruction Of Syria

Melissa Block talks with Syria's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Faisal Mekdad, about the upcoming international conference on Syria in Geneva and about the Syrian government's view of the civil war. Mekdad says the government of President Bashar al-Assad believes a peaceful settlement is necessary to solve the conflict in Syria. However, Mekdad says the replacement of President Assad "means destruction of Syria, means no international conference, and means support of terrorism." Mekdad says Syria will not participate in the conference with any preconditions.
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Wal-Mart Has Its Own Plan To Help Bangladeshi Garment Workers

The world's largest retailer has declined to join European labels in a legally binding agreement to improve safety at factories in the South Asian country.
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Teaching The Rules Of War In Syria's Vicious Conflict

War crimes are increasingly defining the conflict in Syria. But a recent workshop for opposition fighters held in southern Turkey hopes to teach them international humanitarian law that helps them be "Fighters Not Killers."
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After Two Years In Hiding, A Bahraini Blogger Escapes

Ali Abdulemam was perhaps the most prominent online activist in Bahrain when he went into hiding in March 2011 to avoid arrest. He recently escaped the Gulf nation and made his first public appearance in more than two years on Wednesday.
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Pffff: Hong Kong's Six-Story Rubber Ducky's Been Deflated

But fear not, ducky fans. The floating work of art is going to be reinflated. It's just down for maintenance. See the before and after photos.
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Young Afghan Entrepreneur Capitalizes On Opportunities

Fahim Hashemi, 33, built a conglomerate from scratch. He owns a TV channel, an airline and supplies the Afghan National Army with boots and fuel. He got his start early in the war as a translator to U.S. and British forces.
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Wal-Mart Won't Sign Pact, Has Own Way To Protect Workers

Following a factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,000 people, Wal-Mart has declined to join a multi-company factory safety accord to try to prevent future disasters. Instead, the world's largest retailer announced its own set of inspection and safety measures.

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