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Cleaner, 'Greener' Cookstoves Need Better Marketing In Bangladesh

Despite decades of global efforts to get cleaner cookstoves to the poor in Bangladesh, very few have adopted them. A new study suggests talking more about the stoves' cheaper fuel costs and less about health hazards may help.
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With Problems Egypt, Will Morsi Play Role In Region

Hours after Mohammed Morsi's naming as president-elect of Egypt, the Iranian news media praised what it called Morsi's desire to warm ties with Tehran. Such a move would enrage Gulf Arab states and cause problems with Israel and the U.S. With a long list of domestic problems on his plate, will Egypt's new Islamist leader wade into regional disputes?
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In Mexico, The Old Is New Again

The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is again back in power in Mexico after a 12-year hiatus. PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto claimed victory after exit polls showed a clear lead over his rivals in Sunday's election. The PRI ran Mexico for much of the 20th century with a mix of corruption and coercion until being ousted in an election in 2000. Pena Nieto called his victory a "fiesta of democracy."
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Lack Of Electricity Dims Afghan Economic Prospects

Despite billions of dollars in projects over the past decade, only about one-third of the Afghan population has access to regular power. The country imports electricity, but existing distribution lines aren't adequate. The lack of a reliable power supply is severely limiting economic growth.

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