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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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Hong Kong Tense As Democracy Activists Face Down Police

Thousands of protesters used umbrellas to deflect tear gas canisters as authorities tried unsuccessfully to break up demonstrations in the city's Central business district.
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Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

It began 17 years ago when two of the scientists wrote an article about intestinal gas. They named it: "Nitric Oxide and Inflammation. The answer is "Blowing in the Wind."
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Aleppo Residents Trapped Between Syrian Forces And ISIS Militants

For a view from the ground of the U.S. led airstrikes on Islamic State militants, Audie Cornish talks with Zaina Erhaim, project coordinator for the Syrian Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
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Pro-Democracy Activists Occupy Hong Kong's Business District

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong are calling for free elections. Many spent Sunday night camped out on the streets after police fired tear gas and used batons to try to disperse them.

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