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Taliban Claims It Killed More Than 20 Rival Militants In Pakistan

Among the reports of more deadly violence in Pakistan today — about 70 people were killed in three incidents — is word that about 20 of the deaths were the result of one militant group attacking another.
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London Fashion Students Make A Green Statement

Students at London's Kingston University this week unveiled luxury designs made of bio-degradable materials. There are stilettos made from pistachio shells and coffee beans, a wood-chip corset and a top made from orange peel.
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Anthony Shadid, Finding Peace In A 'House Of Stone'

Just weeks after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in Syria, his latest book has been released. House of Stone tells of the year he spent restoring a family home in Lebanon.
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Rebel Stronghold Falls To Syrian Government Forces

The district of Baba Amr in the city of Homs had been the heart of the Syrian uprising, where mass protests turned into an armed resistance. Activists say government troops are combing the area, arresting any male over the age of 12.
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Anti-American Rhetoric Grows Inside Pakistan

As relations between Pakistan and the United States have become more turbulent, Pakistani officials have shown new resolve not to be subservient to Washington. Earlier this week, top Pakistani government and military leaders gathered in Islamabad to discuss relations with the U.S.
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Looking For Elephant Ivory? Try China

As China grows richer, the demand is growing for elephant ivory smuggled from Africa. Despite occasional crackdowns and even prison sentences, it's not hard to find upscale Chinese shops that sell it.

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