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Man Leaves Wife Accidentally At Gas Station

A German man was driving back from his honeymoon in France. He pulled over to fuel up, thinking his bride sleeping in the backseat had remained put. She actually got out to use the facilities. He drove on, and more than two hours later he noticed his wife was gone.
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Prize In Economics A Latecomer To Nobel Lineup

The Nobel Prize in economics will be announced Monday morning in Sweden. This prize is a relatively new one — it was established in 1968 by Sweden's central bank. The prizes announced last week, like the Nobel Peace Prize, were established more than 100 years ago in Alfred Nobel's will.
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Readers Lament 'International Herald Tribune' Name Change

Starting Tuesday, American expats throughout Europe will pick up their The International Herald Tribune to discover it has been renamed, The International New York Times. Many longtime readers say they'll feel a great loss.
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U.S. Political Standoff Hangs Over IMF, World Bank Meetings

The world's top financial officials were in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The partial government shutdown and the debt ceiling standoff were hot topics among the visiting world financial leaders.
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China Experiences Surprise Drop In Exports

Chinese exports dropped point 0.3 percent in September from a year earlier. It was the worst performance in three months. Analysts think much of the drop was due to plunging demand from Southeast Asia. Investors have been pulling money out of the region on concern the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut bond purchases and the money supply will tighten.
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Speedy Evacuation In India Saves Lives During Cyclone

Cyclone Phailin slammed into the east coast of India over the weekend. It caused widespread destruction of property, but minimal loss of life. Indians are surprised and pleased at how well the government's evacuation effort worked.
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Iran's Leaders Send Sobering Message: No Quick Economic Fix

Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani says he will seek a nuclear agreement and an end to crippling Western economic sanctions. This has raised hopes that better economic times may be ahead. But Rouhani's team, as well as economists, say Iran's problems are deep-rooted and won't be easily solved.
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Kenyan President Faced Justice With Help Of Secret Envelope

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy face charges at the International Criminal Court of instigating and financing deadly tribal violence after the disputed 2007 election. Their cases might never have reached this stage if not for one Kenyan judge and a remarkable disappearing act.
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Death Toll In India Temple Stampede Rises

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims were crossing a bridge leading to a temple in Madhya Pradesh state on Sunday when they panicked at rumors the bridge would collapse, triggering a stampede.
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Russia Sees Staggering Income Inequality

In Russia today, 110 billionaires hold 35 percent of the nation's wealth. Host Arun Rath talks with the Wall Street Journal's Lukas Alpert about this post-Soviet phenomenon.

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