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Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.
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European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case

The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.
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U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.
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Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado

Is this 2014 or 1348? The plague — yes, the infamous Black Death — was reported in China and Colorado. It's the same disease as the Middle Ages pandemic. Only now we know how to treat it.
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Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza

More than a dozen people have been killed at the school used as a shelter in Beit Hanoun, according to Palestinian officials.
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Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President

Fouad Massoum, who has a long history in Iraqi politics, took the oath of office vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of the country.
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What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail?

Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talks with Steve Inskeep about Israel's call to demilitarize Gaza and whether such a proposal is realistic.
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Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."
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Russia Will Move Clocks To Make Winter Mornings Brighter

The government abandoned a move to daylight saving time, which allows more light in the evenings but led to dim light and traffic accidents at the start of the day. Russia is also adding time zones.
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With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.

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