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Live, From Iceland: It's A Hamburger

They call it "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland." Purchased more than five years ago, it has been displayed in the Na­tional Museum of Iceland. Now it has its own webcam.
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India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population

A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.

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China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, it fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.
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2 Israeli Soldiers Killed In Attack Near Lebanese Border

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack and Israel returned fire, in one of the most serious flare ups of a long-running confrontation.
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Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!

Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: stickers that urge riders to speak up.
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Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.
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Smithsonian Prepares To Reach Across The Pond

The institution's Board of Regents has voted in favor of opening a 40,000-square-foot gallery in London.

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Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started an offensive aimed at grabbing more territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. has announced new financial support to the government in Kiev.
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New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.
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Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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