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Meet The Biracial African Comedian Who Is Not Trevor Noah

Comic Ikenna Azuike brings wigs, false teeth and barbs about Africa to the BBC. Now his show, 'What's Up Africa,' is up for a broadcasting award.
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Tropical Cyclone Chapala Batters Yemen, Dumps Years' Worth Of Rain

Yemen is used to getting about 4 inches of rain per year. Chapala has dumped more than twice that in a day. Parts of the arid, war-torn country are now flooded.
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Cyclone Chapala On Track To Batter Yemen

The rare storm could lead to flash floods and deadly mudslides.
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TransCanada Suspends U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada, which has been pushing for the U.S. to allow a new pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico, has asked the State Department to pause its review.
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2 Vatican Officials Arrested In Probe Of Leaked Documents

The two, a senior priest and a public relations specialist, had served on a now defunct financial overhaul commission. Past efforts to curb corruption at the Holy See have fueled intrigue.
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Politician Ahmad Chalabi Dies Of A Heart Attack, Iraqi TV Reports

Prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who supported the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, died of a heart attack, according to an Iraqi TV report. He was in his early 70s.
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Investigators Probe Crash Of Russian Airliner In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

As speculation continues about what caused a Russian airliner to crash over the weekend, airline investigators and industry analysts say such investigations are meticulous and painstakingly slow.
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EPA Widens Investigation Into VW Emissions Cheating Scandal

U.S. regulators have announced that software designed to cheat on emissions tests have been found in an additional 10,000 vehicles. A total of 7 models from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are involved.
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Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dead Of A Heart Attack, State TV Reports

Chalabi supplied information to the U.S. regarding Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found following the U.S. invasion.
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TransCanada Puts U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold

The company building the controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has suspended its permit application while waiting for approval on its preferred route through Nebraska.

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