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In Slovakia, Christmas Dinner Starts In The Bathtub

Christmas carp is a holiday mainstay in many central European nations. Traditionally, it swims in the family tub for a day or two, sometimes becoming a sort of pet before it ends up on the plate.
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1 Dead In Protest At Chinese-Backed Copper Mine In Myanmar

The protest at the Letpadaung project comes two years after police forcefully dispersed demonstrators at the site. Villagers had complained of health and environmental problems related to the project.
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7 Stories You Should Have Paid More Attention To In 2014

From Japanese protesters self-immolating in Tokyo to species vanishing from Earth, we learn more about the stories that didn't make headlines in 2014. Share yours using #2014Stories.
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Pope Francis, At Christmas Gathering, Blasts Vatican's Bureaucrats

He accused the Curia, which oversees the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and careerism. Francis has made reforming the Vatican a major part of his agenda.
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Tunisian Election Puts Former Regime Figure In Presidency

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring began, Tunisian voters elected Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran of the country's autocratic regimes.
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Spain's Princess Cristina To Stand Trial On Tax Fraud Charges

The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.
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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.
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Calling U.S. A 'Cesspool,' North Korea Warns Against Escalation

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."
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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only 3 gold-tier reserves, and only 1 in the Northern Hemisphere. That title belongs to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in southwestern Ireland.
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Jordan Hangs 11 After 8-Year Execution Moratorium

Jordanians who had been convicted of murder were executed Sunday. There had been a moratorium on the death penalty there since 2006. Lawmakers called for it to be reinstated to curb a rise in crime.

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