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World Headlines: Immigrants A Net Boost To U.K., Study Says

We also have stories from Venezuela about rising prices and from China about the travails of Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang.
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Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers To Die Over Mutiny

The 2009 mutiny by border guards seeking better pay and working conditions left 74 people dead in the capital, Dhaka. The judge in the case called the incidents committed "heinous."
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Japanese Burger Chain Finds Way To Appeal To Women

In Japan, a small mouth is considered attractive on a woman, which was a big problem for the country's biggest burger chain. It introduced a wrapper with a large triangle featuring a serene smile, which hides the real mouth chowing down on the burger. Sales to women have gone up 200 percent.
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Madagascar's Bamboo Lemurs Fight For Survival

Madagascar's rich biodiversity is increasingly threatened by slash-and-burn agriculture and climate change. A leading example is the greater bamboo lemur, whose numbers have dwindled due to a shrinking supply of the fresh bamboo they depend on.
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Video Said To Show Toronto Mayor Smoked Crack

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Jamie Strashin of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's amazing political survival amid a scandal involving drugs and alcohol.
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'Bloomberg Markets' Magazine Reveals Hidden Billionaires

The world's top 100 billionaires have a combined fortune of $2.1 trillion, according to Bloomberg Markets magazine. In the latest issue out Tuesday, it lists the richest of the rich. Morning Edition's David Greene talked to editor Matthew Miller, who oversees the rankings.
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Sacramento Kings Look To India To Attract New NBA Fans

Last year, Sacramento Kings fans were saying goodbye, expecting the NBA team to move to Seattle. But new ownership came together just in time, and the Kings stayed put. The new management plans to build the Kings into a contender, and a big part of that blueprint involves building up a fan base in — believe it or not — India.
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After Drone Strike, Taliban In Pakistan To Choose New Leader

The Taliban in Pakistan are looking for a new tactical leader — the last one, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in a drone strike in late October. For more on the group, Steve Inskeep talks to Sebastian Abbot, the Islamabad Bureau Chief for The Associated Press.
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Kenya Charges Four Somali Men In Mall Attack

Four men the suspected in the attack of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi were charged in court Monday. Somalia-based militant group al-Shabaab claimed credit for the attack, which left at least 67 people dead. None of the four were charged with executing the attack, but instead with sheltering the gunmen and obtaining fake Kenyan IDs for the attackers.
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Embattled Toronto Mayor Back In The News For Drugs, Drinking

Melissa Block talks to Kevin Donovan, investigative reporter for the Toronto Star, about the ongoing controversy of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The embattled mayor is back in the news, responding now to allegations of drug use and public intoxication.

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