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South Korea Decriminalizes Cheating, Shares Of Contraceptive Companies Rise

The country's Constitutional Court voted 7-2 to abolish a 1953 law that made adultery a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.
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Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images of art created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory.
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Monsoons, Typhoons, Volcanic Ash: Other Countries' Snow Day Equivalents

Kids in many parts of the U.S. are used to getting days off school because of snow. In other countries, monsoons or volcanic ash might be the reason the school bell doesn't ring.

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Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

A quarter of all countries — home to 75 percent of the world's population — are coping with high levels of religious intolerance, and harassment of Jews has risen for the seventh straight year.
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Judge Throws Out Cover-Up Allegations Against Argentine President

The judge ruled prosecutors' claims against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner failed to meet standards for an investigation. She was accused of covering up Iran's alleged role in a bombing.
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James Bond Meets His Match — The Roman Cobblestone

Actor Daniel Craig reportedly hit his head when the Aston Martin he was driving during filming the 24th James Bond thriller encountered a loose sanpietrino, as the cobblestones in Rome are known.
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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.
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Madonna's Tumble At Brit Awards Lights up Twitter, Stirs Ageism Debate

The 56-year-old singer fell off the steps next to the stage while performing her song "Living for Love." But she picked herself up and continued her performance.
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Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

The win in Dunedin, New Zealand, is a first for Afghanistan at the World Cup. The victory spurred Afghans to celebrate on the streets of Kabul.
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Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines

Ukraine's military says the withdrawal of 100-millimeter guns "is the first step" in a process that will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation.

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