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Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four.
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Reports: U.S. Captures Al-Qaida Leader In Libya Raid

An al-Qaida leader indicted in the United States for coordinated 1998 attacks on two U.S. embassies in East Africa was captured on Saturday in a daytime military raid in Libya, according to several published and broadcast reports.
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Navy SEAL Team Reportedly Attacks Militants On Somali Coast

A force that raided a seaside house in Somalia early Saturday included members of a U.S. Navy SEAL team, according to reports. There were conflicting reports on the whereabouts and condition of the target, a senior leader of the al-Shabab militant group.
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What A Downed Black Hawk In Somalia Taught America

It's been 20 years since the Battle of Mogadishu, a mission gone wrong that cost 18 American lives. The operation and its aftermath left an opening for extremists, says journalist Mark Bowden, and made the U.S. more cautious about sending troops into foreign conflicts. Would the operation go differently today?
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Teaching Recent History In Egypt

After a turbulent summer, Egyptian students are heading back to school. How do teachers incorporate rapidly unfolding history into a curriculum? Officials tell state media they are in the process of amending textbooks to erase changes that the Muslim Brotherhood government had made earlier.
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Syria Expected To Spar With Inspectors As Weapons Hunt Begins

An team of experts entered the country on Tuesday to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. The Assad regime has agreed to allow access, but the United Nations resolution and the Chemical Weapons Convention also give the country some rights in the process. Weapons expert Amy Smithson fears he will exploit that.
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At 300, Encyclopedia Pioneer May Yet Get A Hero's Burial

French philosopher Denis Diderot was the driving force behind one of the first compendiums of human knowledge, but his contributions have been largely lost to history. Now, the anniversary of his birth has prompted calls to reinter his remains in Paris' Pantheon, alongside the likes of Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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Aid And Egyptian-American Relations

In a politically fraught decision, the Obama administration has decided to suspend military aid to Egypt. Kojo finds out how the decision could impact Egypt's security amid renewed protests and crackdowns.

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Tories Tell Jobless Brits: It's Time To Work For Your Dole

Britain's Conservative-led government has unveiled proposals to change the social benefits system, moving ever closer to workfare. One measure under the plan requires the long-term jobless to do community work. Another plan would ax automatic housing and other benefits for unemployed Brits under 25.
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Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest

The two powerhouses are the most visited sites in the world, according to the U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute.

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