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'Frozen Conflict' May Be Ukraine's Best Hope, For Now

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Belarus on Wednesday in an effort to stop the war in Ukraine. The negotiation comes amid the heaviest fighting yet in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels have been gaining ground in a fierce offensive.
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The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.
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Costa Concordia Captain Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.
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Twice Kidnapped, Photographer Returns To War Zone: 'It's What I Do'

Lynsey Addario was taken captive in 2011 while covering Libya's civil war. With a gun to her head, she says she was thinking, "will I ever get my cameras back?"
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Australia To Compete In The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?
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From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."
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Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

Humanitarian groups say the world is more dangerous than it was 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?
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At Least 300 Migrants Feared Dead Off Italian Coast

The refugees and migrants had tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open vessels without food and water. The estimate comes from the U.N. refugee agency, which spoke to survivors.
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Tiptoeing Along A Balance Beam: Writing And Illustrating A Children's Book

Gabrielle Emanuel, a first-time author, sets out to write a culturally appropriate book for children in Mali — and learns a lot about how words and pictures go together to tell a story.
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Environmentally Friendly Straw Houses For Sale In Britain

Researchers say the material is so efficient it could offer savings up to 90 percent on energy bills.

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