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U.S. Soldier Fights For Afghan Interpreter Who Saved His Life

The American military's Special Immigrant Visa Program is designed to grant those in Iraq and Afghanistan who help U.S. forces get visas, especially those whose actions put them in danger. But an interpreter who took up arms to save an American soldier and now faces Taliban death threats has been forced into hiding.
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As Artistic Freedoms Dwindle, A Tunisian Rapper Is On The Run

Rapper Klay BBJ's mother says he was arrested and beaten over a song he performed that criticized police. Human Rights Watch says his case is one in a series of prosecutions targeting artists' freedom of speech.
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Rouhani Addresses U.N. Amid Iranian Charm Offensive

Tuesday was the opening day of the UN General Assembly in New York City. President Obama opened the session. His speech was followed by addresses from a number of foreign dignitaries, including Iranian president Hassan Rouhani.
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Kenyan President: Mall Attackers 'Defeated' After Four-Day Fight

Kenyan security forces continue their work at the Nairobi mall where terrorists say they continue to hold hostages the fourth day of the siege. Officials say 67 people are known dead. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta said the attack was over but added that three floors of the mall had collapsed and bodies remained trapped in the rubble.
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As Kenyan Mall Attack Ends, The Search For Answers Begins

Kenya's interior minister said those who attacked the Nairobi mall were an international group of men, some of whom dressed as women. Kenya's foreign minister said the group included at least three Americans and one woman. Four days after the attack started, we update what is known about the group of terrorists who have held siege at the popular Westgate Mall.
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Airbus Forecast: Asia-Pacific Air Traffic Set For Takeoff

The European aircraft maker expects passenger traffic in the region to more than double by the year 2032, fueling demand for its giant A380.
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Brazilian President Lashes Out Over U.S. Spying

Dilma Rousseff had already called off a high-profile visit to Washington. Speaking at the U.N., she accuses the U.S. of violating Brazil's sovereignty with its spying programs.
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Carnival's Earnings Hit By String Of Cruise Ship Problems

The world's largest cruise line has experienced a series of problems aboard its ships, ranging from fires and power outages at sea to the wreck of the Costa Concordia.
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Why Kenya Is An Inviting Target For Terrorists

The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West, and it sent troops into Somalia's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
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World Economic Growth Points To More Planes In Asian Skies

Airbus, the second-largest aircraft-maker, says that in 20 years China will overtake the U.S. as the world's top aviation market. The estimates are similar to projections issued by Airbus' bigger rival, Boeing, earlier this year.

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