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Typhoon Lashes China Coast After Raking Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor, now downgraded to a tropical storm, caused the heaviest rainfall in a century in one area of China. At least a dozen people were killed. Six others died when the storm hit Taiwan.
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Japan Marks 70 Years Since U.S. Atomic Bombing Of Nagasaki

The southern city was devastated three days after Hiroshima, in the closing act of World War II. At the ceremony, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his country's pledge to shun nuclear weapons.
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Remembering The Horror Of Nagasaki 70 Years Later

Today, exactly 70 years after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, the people of that Japanese city remember the tens of thousands killed and the legacy of their trauma.
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Catholic Bishops In Kenya Call For A Boycott Of Polio Vaccines

Africa marks one year without polio on Tuesday. But there are now concerns in Kenya, where bishops have declared a boycott of the vaccine on the eve of a WHO polio vaccination campaign.
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Before Obtaining Asylum, Refugees Must Show The Scars Behind The Stories

Like many medical professionals, Dr. Katherine McKenzie examines the wounds of her patients — but she doesn't treat them. The forensic physician evaluates asylum-seekers' claims of torture.
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How To Build A Tech Empire At Age 24

Dubbed "The Mark Zuckerberg of Accra," Raindolf Owusu is developing tools to bring the Internet to all Africans — and to train the next generation of tech leaders on the continent.
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South Korea's Quirky Notions About Electric Fans

Most every country has its myths. In South Korea, there's an enduring belief that if you fall asleep with an electric fan on, you're risking your life.
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On The Eve Of Dominican Day Parade, A Deportation Policy Draws Criticism

The controversy over the Dominican Republic's policy to deport thousands of people of Haitian descent is reverberating through Caribbean-American communities in New York City.
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Typhoon Hits Chinese Coast After Sweeping Over Taiwan

The storm killed at least 6 people in Taiwan and has thrust millions into the dark. Some 1.4 million homes in China's Fujian province were evacuated ahead of its landfall.
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Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after Moscow's forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009 attack on an Afghan base.

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