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Poachers Decimate Tanzania's Elephant Herds

Tanzania has one of the largest elephant populations in the world. It also has one of the biggest poaching problems. An estimated 10,000 elephants a year are being slaughtered for their tusks, many of which are shipped to Asia.
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As Somalia's War Ebbs, Mogadishu Dares To Rebuild

Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is experiencing a rebirth. It may still be fragile at this stage, but after two decades of war and anarchy, the Indian Ocean city is coming back to life following the expulsion of Islamist militants.
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Brits Now Have Six Years To Sue Over Unequal Pay

Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that anyone who believed they were paid less than colleagues of the opposite sex can sue in civil courts, where the statute of limitations is six years. Until now Britons, like Americans, could only file discrimination cases within six months. The initial case involved 174 former "dinner ladies" and other city employees in Birmingham — but it may have reverberations at private and public sector workplaces.
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Temporary Ceasefire May Be On The Way In Syria

Syria's government has indicated it may accept a UN-Arab League proposal for a four-day ceasefire during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. The United States is cautiously welcoming the news.
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Manitoba Town Offers New Residents Land For $10

Reston, Manitoba, Canada wants you. The small town is trying to attract new residents and is offering plots of land for $10 to encourage growth. Audie Cornish and Melissa Block have more on what Reston has to offer.
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How Does The Polio Vaccine Reach A Remote Corner Of The World?

We're right on the verge of wiping out polio globally. But to do that, children in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan must be inoculated with the heat-sensitive vaccine — not once, but multiple times. Time to call in the donkeys.

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