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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Convenes Anti-ISIS Coalition Partners In Brussels

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening his counterparts from more than two dozen anti-ISIS coalition partners in Brussels on Thursday. Carter aims to goad them into stepping up their contributions to the war on ISIS. But the meeting coincides with what Sunni Arab partners consider a far greater threat in Syria: a Russian-Iranian-Assad offensive on the verge of recapturing Aleppo from rebels.
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Dogs' New Challenge: Find A Bomb Before It Becomes A Bomb

Humans rely on dogs to search for bombs. But the increasingly common improvised explosive devices can be made with ordinary ingredients — and that is posing a new challenge for bomb-sniffing dogs.
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In Hong Kong, A Tussle Over Academic Freedom

Students at the University of Hong Kong protested last month, saying university governance is subject to political interference from Beijing.
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NASA Says Man In India Likely Wasn't Killed By A Meteorite

The crater in the ground was more more consistent with a land-based explosion, a NASA spokesman said.
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Is Stepping Down

Fabius presided over December's landmark climate agreement and helped to negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran.
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Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Attacked By Men With Cake

Mikhail Kasyanov says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when about 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked with the baked good. The Kremlin is downplaying the attack.
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Zika Virus: What Happened When

For decades, Zika was considered a mild virus that rarely made people ill. Suddenly it seems to be causing serious problems and is spreading across the Americas. Here's the latest news.
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South Korea Shutting Down Joint Industrial Park In North Korea

The Kaesong Industrial Complex is the last remaining show of North-South cooperation, but it's closing indefinitely following the North's recent rocket launch and nuclear test.
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French Parliament Debates Stripping Citizenship From Terrorists

The citizenship measure has provoked an outcry from legal scholars, academics and politicians from across the spectrum. Lawmakers have extended until May the country's state of emergency.
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Past Outbreaks Offer Clues To How To Deal With Zika Virus

Renee Montagne talks to Professor Duane Gubler, who has studied previous outbreaks of the Zika virus. He says if we had paid closer attention to them, Zika might not be at epidemic proportions now.

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