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Irish Court Weighs Ending Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Both the woman's parents and her partner want life support removed. The case has reignited the debate over abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country, where the procedure is banned.
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Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.
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In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a tour? Check out his video of a variety of homes in an Indian village, from simple to "gigantic."
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Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

Abdelmalek Gouri had been a wanted criminal in Algeria for nearly 20 years. His Islamic State splinter group was blamed for killing hiker Herve Gourdel in September.
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Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

A Buenos Aires judge ruled in favor of advocates, who are calling for more freedom for Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan who was born in a zoo.
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The Woman Who Mistook A Hat For A Parrot

A woman in Scotland was driving home from shopping when she saw a bird on the road: green body, red head. It wasn't a parrot. It was a Christmas hat.
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Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.
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Driving Rampages On Pedestrians In France Rattle Nerves

Several people have been injured over the last two days by motorists driving their cars into crowds. The government says the acts were not coordinated and the men aren't terrorists.
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We Go Underground To Tour London's Crossrail Project

Crossrail touts itself as the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It's made up of 10 new train stations and 26 miles of tunnels below London. It's due to open in 2018.
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Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets Of Shanghai'

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt once drove a taxi. He's gone back to his former job, offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities.

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