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New Chinese Social Media Policy May Be Used To Target Political Speech

This weekend, the Chinese government will begin requiring people who use a vast array of social media and Internet messaging platforms to register with their real names. People believe it will target political speech.
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U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts

At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies.
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Families Of ISIS Victims React To Identification Of 'Jihadi John'

The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a "bullet between ... [his] eyes."
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Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured

Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.
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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.
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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.
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It Kills Germs For Up To 6 Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.
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Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.
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More Details On 'Jihadi John': Early Run-Ins And Radicalization

There are two narratives about Mohammed Emwazi's past that attempt to explain how the man who grew up in West London became internationally notorious.

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