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Syrians Fleeing Fighting In Aleppo Remain Stranded At Turkish Border

Syrians are fleeing to Turkey to seek safety from increased airstrikes around the city of Aleppo. But Turkey — already hosting more than 2 million Syrians — says it can't let them in yet.
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German Inventor Artur Fischer Dies At 96

Artur Fischer, a German inventor who had more than 1,100 patents registered to his name, died last month at age 96.
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Zika In French Polynesia: It Struck Hard In 2013, Then Disappeared

The islands saw the world's largest outbreak before Brazil: 20,000 cases. It may have been linked to birth defects — research is still being done. And in 2014 it seemed to disappear.
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Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom'

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says "unpredictable instability has become the new normal."
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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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In Chaotic Iraq, ISIS Is Just One Challenge Among Many

The war against the Islamic State is hardly Iraq's only problem. Many factions are angling for power, sectarian differences abound and falling oil prices have left the economy in crisis.
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Meet The Repo Man For Global Health: Skim Off A Grant, He'll Make You Pay

When he isn't fixing up vintage cars, Cees Klumper goes after officials who misuse money meant to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

Hit by a string of scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has posted its worst annual results since going public 15 years ago.
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Swiss City Concerned Silent Disco Would Be Too Loud

Participants dance to music playing on headphones, rather than over loudspeakers. According to a Swiss paper, the problem with silent discos is that people just can't resist singing along.
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Developers Arrested Over Building That Collapsed In Taiwan's Earthquake

So far, 39 of the more than 40 people who died in the quake were residents of the Golden Dragon apartment building in the city of Tainan.

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