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Israel OKs Controversial Law To Conscript Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Haredi, a branch of Judaism that shuns modern secular culture, had long been exempt from national service. The bill had been boycotted by the opposition.
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Britain's 'Tea Party' Pushes For Cutting Ties With European Union

The UK Independence Party doesn't have any seats in parliament. But it does seem to influence Britain's ruling Conservatives by tapping into the same themes favored by the Tea Party in the U.S.
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Ukraine Won't Fight Russia In Crimea, Acting President Says

"We cannot launch a military operation in Crimea, as we would expose the eastern border and Ukraine would not be protected," Oleksandr Turchynov tells Agence France-Presse.
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Officials Seem To Have No Clue About Fate Of Missing Jet

The search continues, and continues to expand, for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared Saturday while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 239 people on board.
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Unique Cell Phone Number Fetches Big Bucks In United Arab Emirates

The rare number number is: 7-7-7-7-7-7-7. The cell phone contract was sold at a charity auction for $2 millions.
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Ukraine's Interim Prime Minister To Visit White House

Ukraine's territorial integrity is under threat. The region of Crimea is expected to vote to secede and possibly join Russia. U.S. efforts to resolve this diplomatically with Moscow have gone nowhere.
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Russia Tightens Stranglehold On Crimea

Russian troops and pro-Russia militias are taking over military installations. David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Carol Morello, who's in the Crimean city Sevastopol.
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A Magnet For African Migrants, Italy Seeks A New Approach

Italy detains tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from North Africa and locks them up in harsh conditions. Now it is pushing to revamp the system at home with an eye toward a Europe-wide plan.
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After A Downturn, Global Shipping Bets Big On Everything

New container ships stack their cargo 10 stories high. They're so wide they won't fit through the Panama Canal until it's widened. Companies say this is what they need to survive in the 21st century.
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People Overload Website, Hoping To Help Search For Missing Jet

A satellite company's call for crowdsourcing to help find the missing Malaysia Airlines jet brought a strong response on the Internet, placing an "unprecedented load" on the company's servers.

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