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Hong Kong Protests Pick Up Steam After Weekend Clashes With Police

Thousands of pro-democracy activists continued to occupy Hong Kong's business district on Monday, as protests stretched into a third day.
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Syrian Rebels Fear Assad Will Benefit From ISIS Airstrikes

The U.S. says it's not coordinating its attacks on ISIS with the Syrian regime. But opponents to Syrian President Bashar Assad worry that he's benefitting from the U.S. air campaign.
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Looting Antiquities, A Fundamental Part Of ISIS' Revenue Stream

ISIS is looting, destroying and illicitly trafficking antiquities out of Iraq and Syria. Rachel Martin talks with Michael Danti, a professor of archaeology at Boston University.
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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.
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Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

It all started in 1997, when two professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence titled "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind."
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How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.
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Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.
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What's At Stake For Hong Kong?

As thousands of people throng Hong Kong's financial district to protest for democratic reforms, many wonder whether Beijing will crack down.
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Germany Red-Faced Over Military Equipment Failures

The country's defense minister says Germany currently can't fulfill its long-term NATO commitments because of a widespread grounding of its military planes and helicopters.
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Japan's Mt. Ontake Is Still Erupting As Questions Emerge About Warnings

At least 36 people are feared dead following Saturday's eruption that caught hundreds of hikers by surprise. Another plume of ash and gas has complicated rescue efforts, which again have been halted.

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