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Rioters In Vietnam Trash Foreign-Owned Factories

Tensions between Vietnam and China increased after China installed an oil rig in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Renee Montagne talks to Chris Brummitt, the Southeast Asia news editor for AP.
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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.
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China Puts Brass On Trial In Fight Against Military Corruption

China's fast-growing armed forces face increased scrutiny over how they are spending what is now the world's second-largest military budget.
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Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.
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Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.
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New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could someday lead to more tailored treatments.
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EU Court Tells Google That People Have 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

Europe's highest court has issued a landmark decision against Google, ruling that people can go directly to Google and request that the search engine delete certain results about them. For more information, Audie Cornish turns to Meg Ambrose, a professor of communication, culture, and technology at Georgetown University.
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Frustrations Defeat Another Diplomat, As U.N. Syria Envoy Quits

The U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, quit in frustration over the difficulties of bringing an end to the civil war and the failure of the United Nations to intervene.
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Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country's livestock has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.
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In Return To Old City, Syrians Civilians Find Homs In Devastation

As some two thousand Syrian rebels leave Homs under truce, civilians who had fled in droves are now returning to the city. Patrick McDonnell of The Los Angeles Times describes the city in transition.

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