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The Amazon, As It Looks To A Man Who Made His Fortune There

Ivo Cassol is a prominent Brazilian politician who made his money in cattle ranching and logging in the Amazon. He says the world should pay Brazil a lot more if it wants to preserve the rain forest.
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Normally Peaceful Jordan Shaken After Police Officer Kills 5 People

At least five people, including two Americans, were killed when a Jordanian police officer opened fire at a training center near the capital city of Amman. Jordan is an ally in the fight against ISIS.
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World Anti-Doping Agency Wants Russia Suspended From Athletics Competitions

Russia responded angrily to the report which said there is alleged widespread drug use by the country's track and field athletes, and corruption in Russia's main sample testing laboratory.
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Rich Nations Should Pay To Preserve Rainforest, Brazilian Politician Says

Representatives will meet soon in Paris to try to hammer out a climate change agreement, and what happens in one small Brazilian state in the Amazon can effect that global deal.
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Anxiety Grows As Conditions Worsen In Afghanistan

High unemployment, a weak central government and recent Taliban gains are creating a growing apprehension on the streets of the capital, Kabul.
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For Taiwanese Dogs, Being Square Is Stylish

These days, owners are asking for their four-legged friends to be styled as spheres and squares. We visit the Taiwanese grooming shop where the geometric grooming trend took root.
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The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go 'Feral,' But WHO Vows to Tame It

The World Health Organization will start phasing out the oral vaccine next spring.
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Opposition Questions Slow Release Of Election Results By Myanmar's Government

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy party, is confident of her party's victory in the historic election.
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Does Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Signal Relationship Reset?

The White House meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama comes after tensions fueled by divisions over the Iran nuclear deal, which the White House supported but Israel opposed.
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Report: Widespread Doping In Russian Track And Field

The World Anti-Doping Agency has found evidence of "deeply rooted culture of cheating" and use of performance-enhancing drugs. It is calling for Russia to be suspended from international track events.

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