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A Photoshopped Response Sticks Up For China's Plunging Necklines

After a TV drama was yanked from Chinese airwaves so censors could cover up some low-cut outfits, snarky social media users have responded by Photoshopping coverings for cleavage everywhere.
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Increasing Number Of Western Women Flee To Syria

Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of one of the Paris gunmen, has reportedly fled to Syria. As Vivienne Walt of Time notes, Boumeddiene is part of a trend of hundreds of Western women traveling to Syria.
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Uncertainty Surrounds Massacre In Northeastern Nigerian Town

David Greene talks to the BBC's Will Ross about reports of a massacre of civilians in Baga, a northeastern Nigerian town that's been overtaken by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
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Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.
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'Charlie Hebdo' Hits The Stands — And Promptly Flies Off Them

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published its latest edition in Paris on Wednesday. It was purchased by hundreds of thousands of Parisians as a gesture of support, selling out at outlets across the city.
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Yemeni Al-Qaida Leader Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack

Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, appeared in an 11-minute Internet video posted Wednesday, saying the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in "vengeance for the prophet."
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Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

A tabloid and a TV channel have given play to theories asking if Americans plotted the attacks. Also, some religious figures have said Charlie Hebdo staff brought the violence on themselves.
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Miami Rejects Hosting Cuban Consulate, But Tampa Wants It

In anticipation of talks to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, Miami officials say they don't want a Cuban Consulate. In Tampa, though, officials say they'd welcome it.
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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

A few years ago, amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.
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For Some Immigrants, Temporary Life In U.S. Can Mean A Long Stay

A little-known program allows some immigrants to stay in the U.S. when a disaster strikes their home country. Designed to be short-term, Temporary Protected Status can sometimes last for many years.

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