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Saudi Arabia Proposes A 5-Day Truce In Yemen

Saudi Arabia says the ceasefire will help get much needed humanitarian aid into Yemen, but the offer is good only if Houthi rebels comply with the deal.
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Zoo In Japan Reconsiders 'Charlotte' For Name Of Newborn Monkey

Echoing the British royal family's announcement, a Japanese zoo said its newborn macaque also would be called Charlotte, after the name got the most votes in an online poll. Complaints were made.
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Bollywood Star Sentenced To Prison In Hit-And-Run Case

A court in Mumbai sentenced Salman Khan to 5 years in prison for a hit-and-run incident in 2002 that left 1 person dead. David Greene talks to commentator Sandip Roy, who lives in Kolkat, India.
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Britons Cast Ballots In Tightest Race In Decades

Polls indicate that neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party has a clear lead. That means minority parties will be influential.
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Netanyahu Forms Coalition Government After Tough Negotiations

Hours before hitting a midnight deadline, the Likud Party announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had managed to clinch a deal on a coalition government.
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Report: Record 38 Million People Displaced Within Their Country

The report says the citizens are internally displaced due to conflict or violence. Since they're homeless in their own country, they lack benefits refugees who left the country might receive.
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A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.
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On Patrol With The Greek Coast Guard, On The Lookout For Migrants

The coast guard crew encounters migrants — and smugglers — almost every night in the Aegean Sea, and the numbers are rising rapidly. Some come from as far away as Afghanistan.
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Afghan Army Makes Progress; Will Government Services Follow?

Afghans are now in charge of the fight against the Taliban. But many civilians remain frustrated over a lack of basic services like water and electricity, which may still fuel support for extremists.
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Power Problems: Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Faces Crippling Debt

The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That may deter employers, which would further hurt the territory's weak economy.

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