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Venezuelan Joggers Find Safety In Numbers

Venezuelans do the oddest things to have normal lives in an abnormally crime-plagued country. For example: jog in groups of up to 300 to avoid muggers.
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Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

The Obama administration has decided to provide more assistance to the Syrian opposition after officials became confident the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against rebel forces.
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Talks In Turkey May Solve Violence Over Park Construction

A plan to build on a small park in Istanbul's downtown Taksim Square prompted an outpouring of opposition to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. That led to clashes between police and protesters that have killed at least five people and injured hundreds.
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Voters Cast Ballots In Iran's Presidential Election

It's Iran's first presidential election since the stunning vote in 2009. Back then, a surprisingly early declaration of victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked a wave of protests, followed by years of government repression.
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U.S. To Provide Military Support To Opposition In Syria

The Obama administration has decided to send military aid to the rebels in Syria. The decision was announced after the administration said it had concluded, with high confidence, that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on multiple occasions over the past few months.
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Can Captain Sunshine Save The Israeli Electric Car Dream?

The electric car company Better Place failed to build the dream it had designed. Its bankruptcy left tech-watchers worried about the stain on the country, which is proud of its image as a startup hotbed. But there may be a savior in the wings.
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Friction Among Afghans A Threat To Post-U.S. Mission

By this time next year, there will be roughly half as many U.S. troops in Afghanistan as there are today. And for U.S. strategy in the country to work, Afghan security forces will have to hold off the Taliban after the Americans leave. But it's unclear if the Afghans will all stand together.

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