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Disney Characters Frolick On North Korean Stage

Disney says nobody in North Korea asked permission to use Mickey and Minnie and some of the company's other characters. A concert for the country's new leader Jim Jong Un featured the Disney stars.
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A Bootstraps-Up Approach To Greece's Debt Crisis

Peter Nomikos, a young shipping heir whose family helped turn the Greek island of Santorini into a tourist hot spot, is trying to help Greece dig out of its massive debt with a new charity that asks average Greeks to chip in.
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South Sudan Struggles 1 Year After Independence

One year ago, South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan. Since then, there have been tribal clashes in several areas of the new nation, and in April, there was a brief border war with Sudan.
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Botswana's 'Stunning Achievement' Against AIDS

A decade ago, Botswana was facing a national crisis as AIDS appeared on the verge of decimating the country's adult population. Now, the country provides free, life-saving AIDS drugs to almost all of its citizens who need them.
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Across Continents, Syrian Family Seeks Assad's Ouster

The Nachar family had a reputation for opposing the Assads' rule even before last year's uprising. They're even more active now. Family members have protested outside the United Nations, raised money to supply the rebels and helped establish an opposition political movement.

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