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American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.
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Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault — From Across The Street

When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, the staff was surprised to find the strongroom breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.
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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.
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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."
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China May Drop 9 Crimes From List Of Death Penalty Offenses

The move appears to be part of a trend to reduce the use of the death penalty in a country that still executes more people than any other.
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Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."
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Over A Cappuccino, Italian Mayor Wants To Hear Local Concerns

A mayor in Italy is inviting his citizens to share their ideas over breakfast. Pino Palmieri asked residents of Roscigno to meet him at the town's main bar. He's using his own dough to pay the tab.
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Crimean Tatars Pressured To Become Russian Citizens

Since Russia took over Crimea this spring, many Crimeans have gladly switched their passports from Ukrainian to Russian. But not everyone is so eager to become a Russian citizen.
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Untangling The Roots Of Recent Flare-Ups In Lebanon

Fighting in Lebanon is spurring concerns over the country's stability. Renee Montagne checks in with New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anne Barnard to discuss why America needs to pay attention.
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Facing The Islamic State Threat, Kurdish Fighters Unite

Kurdish groups have often quarreled among themselves, or at least kept their distance. But Kurds from Iraq and Turkey have been fighting side by side in northern Iraq against the Islamic State.

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