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How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?

His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Millions of people have contracted HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent reuse.
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British Police Say 3 Missing Teenage Girls Now In Syria

The London teenagers boarded a flight to Istanbul on Feb. 17. Police believe the girls traveled to Syria hoping to join up with militants from the so-called Islamic State.
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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.
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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.
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Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Scientists interviewed more than a thousand men, women and children who were forced into sex work and hard labor. The result is the largest study to detail the health of human trafficking survivors.
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Eurozone Approves Greek Overhaul Plan

The Greek plan would keep Athens' budget under control while spending more on social programs. European ministers agreed to extend financial assistance by four months, but the IMF was more skeptical.
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House Of Carbs: A Big Ball O' Carbohydrates Is Good Eating In Ghana

Our Peace Corps correspondent meets the giant ball of carbs that floats in many a Ghanaian stew. She takes a pinch (using her right hand only). And she learns to almost love it.
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Head Of UN Climate Change Panel Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.
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FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. A winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.
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Separatists In Ukraine Say They're Pulling Heavy Weapons Back

In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.

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