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Putin Stands Firm In 'State Of The Nation' Address

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his annual "State of the Nation" speech in Moscow on Thursday, with a defense of Russia's seizure of Crimea and an attack on Western nations who he said were intent on keeping Russia down.
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Pentagon Says It Failed In Rescue Of American Hostage Last Month

A brief statement says that a joint mission with the Yemeni military retrieved some hostages, but journalist Luke Somers was not at the target location.
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James Bond Will Be Back Next Year — And He's Battling An Old Enemy

Director Sam Mendes announced today that the 24th film in the franchise will be called Spectre, named for the organization 007 has battled since his first screen outing in Dr. No in 1962.
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China To End Organ Harvesting From Executed Inmates

The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.
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Putin Defiant In Speech In Face Of Sanctions, Economic Woes

The Russian president said in his state of the union speech that the "difficulties" his country faces "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.
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Al-Qaida Branch In Yemen Threatens To Kill Hostage

The man in the video says he's a British-born American citizen, who was kidnapped in Sanaa in September. A militant on video says the U.S. has three days meet unspecified demands.
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For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to new homes or reunite with extended family. But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.
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Iran Extends Detention Of 'Washington Post' Journalist

Jason Rezaian, The Post journalist who has been held without trial in Iran since July, will be held for at least another 2 months. Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Rezaian, the journalist's brother.
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Divide Occurs Between Hong Kong Democracy Protesters

Hong Kong's protests have gone on for more than two months, but the movement has splintered. Several older activists tried to surrender to police on Wednesday, and urged students to leave the streets.
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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.

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