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Queen Victoria's Childhood Story To Be Published

A short story written by Queen Victoria when she was just 10 years old is to be published for the first time in June.
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Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

Chinese novels have dwelt mainly on the past and present. Liu Cixin is starting to change that. His science-packed, futuristic best-sellers explore the cosmos, and offers commentary on current events.
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Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children Is ...

Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F — 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.
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Uber Launches Cash-Only Rickshaw Service In Indian Capital

Passengers can hail the popular three-wheeled vehicles using an Uber app. Fares are set by the state.
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'I'm With Stupid' T-Shirt Trips Up Ecuador's President

Politicians have basic rules about photo ops. This week, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa learned one more: Don't get on the wrong side of an "I'm With Stupid" T-shirt.
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China's Neighbors See Mischief In What's Happening At Disputed Reef

Satellite imagery of a coral atoll in the South China Sea shows the reef is growing. A U.S. military official likens Beijing's land reclamation to building a "great wall of sand."
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Chinese TV Star Apologizes For Remarks Critical Of Mao

Bi Fujian, one of the country's most popular television presenters, recently ran afoul of his employer, state-run CCTV, for a parody song he performed at a private banquet.
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Founder Of Indian IT Giant Satyam Gets 7 Years For Fraud

B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder of the computer services company that collapsed in 2009, and two of his brothers were among those convicted of defrauding shareholders.
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Tentative Nuclear Deal In Hand, Iran Says All Sanctions Must Be Lifted

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.
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French TV Network Hacked By 'Cyber Caliphate' Group

Screens went blank and normal programming for TV5Monde viewers was replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS." It's unknown whether the hackers have actual ties to ISIS.

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