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Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Fatal New Year's Eve Stampede

Investigators said the officials were off enjoying a banquet at an opulent Japanese restaurant during the stampede along the city's waterfront that killed three dozen people and injured 49 others.
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At Least 11 Israelis Stabbed Aboard Tel Aviv Bus

Three of those stabbed are said to have been seriously wounded. News reports say the assailant was shot in the leg while trying to escape. Israel is calling the incident a terrorist act.
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Shiite Houthi Rebels Tighten Grip On Yemen's Capital

The rebels reportedly took charge of a military base that houses ballistic missiles, a day after they seized the presidential palace in Sanaa and shelled the president's house.
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Oldest Woman In Scotland Knows The Secret To A Long Life

Jessie Gallan, 109, says her secret is a nice bowl of porridge every morning — and avoiding men.
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After Days Of Clashes, Rebels Seize Yemen's Presidential Palace

The presidential palace has been overrun by sectarian rebels. David Greene talks to Yara Bayoumy, of Reuters, about the rebels' attack and takeover of the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa.
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Shanghai Officials Fired Over Stampede That Killed 36

It was announced that the Huangpu District's Communist Party secretary, government chief, police chief and deputy police chief were fired and 7 other officials were demoted or otherwise disciplined.
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U.S.-Cuban Officials Meet In Cuba To Re-Establish Relations

Diplomats are in Cuba this week for talks with high-level representatives from the communist government. The talks, which begin Wednesday, are the first official discussions in decades.
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Scandium Middleman Is A Rare Guy Selling A Rare Element

Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something almost no one wanted.
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Colombia's Coca Farmers Face Uncertain Future As FARC Negotiates Peace

As part of talks, the leftist revolutionary group is offering to help end Colombia's cocaine trade, but previous attempts to encourage coca farmers to grow something else have been disastrous.
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Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola

Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?

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