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Developing Super-Typhoon Aims For The Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is expected to make landfall in the central Philippines on Friday, with winds of 150 mph. Forecasters are calling it potentially the western Pacific's most dangerous storm this year.
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Toronto Mayor Says He Doesn't Smoke Crack, But Admits He Has

At a news conference Tuesday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted he has smoked crack cocaine. Melissa Block talks to Jamie Strashin of the CBC for the latest.
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Congolese Rebel Group M23 Announces End To Insurgency

A rebel group that one year ago had pushed U.N. troops out of eastern Congo's largest city announced Tuesday that it would pursue a political solution. The group, M23, took up arms last year after a peace accord between Congo's government and Tutsi-led insurgents collapsed.
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Syrian Regime, Rebels Fail To Set Date For Talks

The U.N.'s top envoy on Syria says diplomats have failed to agree on a date for a peace conference. Lakhdar Brahimi says he's still hoping such a meeting could take place in Geneva before the end of the year. He had been hoping it would take place this month, but the Syrian rebels aren't ready to attend, the U.S. and Russia have yet to agree on whether Iran should take part and there are many other roadblocks. Brahimi is raising the alarms about a conflict that has affected half of the population, with 6,000 people fleeing every day.
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Aid Groups Call For More Access Inside Syria As Winter Looms

The International Crisis Group is calling on the United Nations to push the Syrian government to open pathways for humanitarian aid. Melissa Block talks to the group's Peter Harling, who regularly visits Damascus to access the situation there.
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Outrage In Pakistan After U.S. Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader

Melissa Block talks with Gibran Peshimam, political editor for The Express Tribune in Karachi, about reaction in Pakistan to last week's American drone strike that killed the Pakistani Taliban leader.
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Christmas Will Come Early To Venezuela, But Is It Just A Ploy?

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced an early start to the Christmas season because he wants "happiness for everyone." The decision means that workers will receive the first two-thirds of their Christmas bonuses and pensions this month. Critics say he's just looking for votes ahead of municipal elections in December.
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On The Block: Gandhi's Spinning Wheel, Napoleon's Last Will

The Indian independence leader used the portable "charkha" to make his own thread and cloth while a prisoner of the British in the early 1930s.
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Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

India launched its first-ever probe to the red planet on Tuesday at a cost of one-tenth what NASA is expected to pay for its latest Mars mission.
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Virtual 'Sweetie' Uncovered 1,000 Sexual Predators, Group Says

A Dutch charity created a computer-generated girl whom it says thousands of men from around the world asked to perform sex acts. It has turned over to Interpol information about 1,000 of the alleged online predators.

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