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As Tension Grows, Should U.S. Offer 'Lethal Aid' To Ukraine?

With violence and tension increasing in Ukraine, some international observers say that now is the time for the U.S. and European allies to step in and offer lethal military aid to Kiev.
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South Sudan's Rival Leaders Agree To Ceasefire

South Sudan's rival leaders have signed an agreement to immediately end their deadly power battle. The conflict erupted a little more than a year ago, devastating the young nation. But previous ceasefire agreements have failed to hold.
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Cash Is Definitely Not King For Card-Carrying Swedes

In a world moving toward cashless economies, Sweden is leading the way. More than 95 percent of transactions are already digital; some churches now pass a card reader instead of a collection plate.
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Egyptian Court Condemns 183 To Death In Mass Trial

Those convicted were accused of attacking a police station, and killing and mutilating at least 11 security officers. But critics of the verdict say many of those arrested were not even at the scene.
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Detained Reporter Becomes Unlikely Star Of Venezuela Tourism Ad

Miami Reporter Jim Wyss tells us why he was surprised to see a Venezuela tourism ad using a photo of himself looking happy. He was happy because at the time the picture was taken in Miami, he'd just been released from 48 hours in detention.
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Critics Say Abe's 'Interventionism' Made Japan A Target For ISIS

The beheading of two Japanese nationals by ISIS has created political problems for Japanese President Shinzo Abe back home, from those who blame his rollback of Japanese pacifist policies in place after World War II.
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Less Than A Day Old, Bahrain News Channel Is Yanked Off The Air

The new Middle East broadcaster, Al-Arab, went on air Sunday. But it was shut down before dawn on Monday, apparently for airing an interview with an opponent of Bahrain's monarchy.
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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.
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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

In many parts of the world, there's no direct translation for terms like depression or anxiety. Cambodians, for example, say "the water in my heart has fallen." So how does a doctor refill a heart?
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Freed Al-Jazeera Journalist Looks Forward To 'The Little Things'

Australian Peter Greste, who spent more than a year in an Egyptian prison, was freed on Sunday. He says he remains concerned about his still-jailed Al-Jazeera colleagues.

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