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Dear World: Bill And Melinda Gates Have 'Big Bets' For 2030

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.
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Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down

The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.
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How Do You Expose An Anonymous Company?

Charmian Gooch's mission is to "out" corrupt companies. She details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar places.
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Why Should We Care About Keeping Secrets?

Journalist Glenn Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything to hide."
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Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.
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Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Lapses

A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.
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Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

In the wake of the king's death, he is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.
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Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

In Ukraine, a pro soccer player for the other team said he'd watch as his opponent got the phone out from time to time, called someone and conversed. The calls didn't help, that team lost 2-1.
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Questions Over Prosecutor's Death Envelop Argentina

Alberto Nisman was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. He was found dead in his apartment on Sunday. David Greene talks to journalist Jonathan Gilbert.
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More Talks With Cuba Are Needed To Repair Broken Relations

Two days of historic talks in Havana between U.S. and Cuban diplomats ended with both sides expressing the will to continue to talk. Major obstacles still exist in the effort to normalize relations.

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