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Chinese Online Retailer Alibaba Racks Up Sales On Singles Day

The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.
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America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks — which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.
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A Post-Soviet Baby Bust Comes Back To Bite Russia

Russia is facing a demographic crisis. Some women are having more babies, but there are fewer mothers overall. The country may face worse economic problems and challenges staffing its armed forces.
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Activists In Raqqa, Syria, Use Social Media To Document ISIS Violence

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to the director and co-founder of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a group of activists who use social media to document atrocities committed by ISIS.
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Scientists Work With Cuba To Bring Lost Orchids Back To Florida State Park

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve is home to more than 40 native species of orchids; many more were lost to poaching and habitat destruction. Some of those blooms can still be found in Cuba and may return.
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David Cameron Delivers List Of Reforms For Britain To Stay In EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron steps up his bid to change the relationship between his country and the rest of Europe on Tuesday with a speech in which he will insist the EU take his demands seriously or face a British exit from the union.
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Amid Slow Vote Count, Myanmar Opposition 'Cautiously' Eyes Victory

Opposition supporters believe they have won the country's freest election in more than two decades. But the military still holds 25 percent of parliamentary seats.
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Authorities Provide Few Details On Attack At Police Training Center In Jordan

Two Jordanian families mourn sons after the attack on a police training center in Jordan. And as U.S. and Jordanian authorities reveal little, neither family knows exactly how, or why, the men died.
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They're Calling This Vaccine A 'Stunning Success'

That's what the World Health Organization says about an inoculation that's on track to wipe out meningitis A in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Helmut Schmidt, Who Led West Germany's Economic Gains, Dies

Schmidt worked with French leaders to start the annual World Economic Forum — and, separately, to set into motion the monetary system that today unites the economies of the European Union.

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