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Indian Diplomat At Center Of Row With U.S. Indicted, Leaves Country

Devyani Khobragade was accused of lying on a visa application about how much she paid her maid in New York. But her arrest sparked outrage in India and caused tensions with the U.S.
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French Court Rules Controversial Comedian's Show Can Go Ahead

Authorities want to ban Dieudonne M'bala M'bala's performances because of perceived anti-Semitism. They say his trademark straight-arm gesture, known as a "quenelle," is a reverse Nazi salute. He denies the charge, calling it anti-Zionist and anti-establishment. But Dieudonne has seven prior convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.
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Rare Horses Released In Spain As Part Of 'Rewilding' Effort

Two-dozen endangered horses were brought to an unfenced area of western Spain that's believed to have once been native territory for them.
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While U.S. Shivers, Australia And Brazil Sizzle

While it's been extremely cold in the U.S., it's been extremely hot in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere. So hot, in fact, that bats are dropping out of trees Down Under.
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Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School

Fifteen-year-old Aitizaz Hasan is being hailed as a hero for his action earlier this week. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a Shiite-dominated part of Hangu town.
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'I Had Been Drinking,' Rodman Says In Apology For Comments

The former basketball player, during his latest trip to the communist country, unleashed an obscenity-laced rant on CNN when asked about an American who is imprisoned in North Korea. He implied that the man deserved his punishment. Now Rodman is saying he's sorry for what he said.
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The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet

Signed 20 years ago this month, the landmark trade agreement radically altered the way we get our fruits and vegetables, encouraging year-round imports from Mexican farms. That's why it's now no big deal to find, say, raspberries in winter. But critics say it also has trained consumers to value convenience over flavor and has dulled knowledge of where food comes from.
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No Rain On His Parade: Parisian Preserves Art Of Umbrella Repair

When an umbrella breaks, most people just throw it away and buy another one. That's sacrilege to Thierry Millet, who says fixing a much-loved parapluie is like giving a bit of youth back to its owner. France's government says the tiny shop run by the self-proclaimed "last umbrella repairman" is a "living heritage."
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There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map

Some archaeologists have long suspected that a faded painting from the ruins of the 9,000-year-old village known as Catalhoyuk might be a map — of a settlement at the foot of an erupting volcano. Others said no. Now geologists have evidence that the volcano indeed erupted around that time.
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Between U.S. And India, One Diplomat Stirs Dispute

The diplomatic dispute between the U.S. and India over allegations of visa fraud continued on Wednesday. U.S. prosecutors plan to indict an Indian diplomat on charges that she lied on a visa application for her domestic servant; the diplomat denies the allegations. The Indian government has objected to the way the matter has been handled and has introduced a number of restrictions on the activities of U.S. diplomats in India.

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