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British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."
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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.
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Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

Local clinics may have "no staff and no stuff." Big hospitals are hard to reach. But when community health workers come to live in a village, there's a change for the better.
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Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.
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Italy's Berlusconi Discovers Social Media As A Campaign Tool

Italy holds regional elections on Sunday. Trying to make a comeback is scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. When he joined Instagram, he posted more than 60 photos his first day.
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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

Canada says it's the first country with a law that eliminates one regulation for every new measure that's adopted. The One-for-One Rule is designed to ease the burden on businesses.
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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
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In Drought-Ridden Taiwan, Residents Adapt To Life With Less Water

In Taiwan, businesses and residents have been learning to adapt to life with less water. The island country is coping with its worst drought in decades.
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World Health Organization Considers Measures To Quicken Outbreak Response

The consensus is that the World Health Organization's performance on Ebola was miserable. At the agency's annual meeting, the WHO is set to adopt reforms to make sure what happened with Ebola doesn't happen again.

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