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London Taxi Chief Compares Cyclists To Islamic State Militants

Steve McNamara later walked his comments back but says he and his group have been threatened because of their opposition to London's just-approved segregated bike lanes and dedicated traffic signals.
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Nicaraguan Canal Project Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities

The Chinese company building the shipping route has handed over more than 15,000 pre-Columbian relics to the Nicaraguan government. It's one of the least controversial stories related to the project.
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A Rap Star And A Therapist Fight Female Genital Mutilation

They each were cut when they were young. As outspoken opponents of the practice, they're accused of going against their religion. (They're not.) And of being brainwashed by white women. (Also untrue.)
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Libya Today: 2 Governments, Many Militias, Infinite Chaos

Libya's internationally recognized government is struggling to operate from the small eastern city of Bayda, far from Tripoli. The government's fate reflects the chaos that reigns in Libya today.
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ISIS Claims U.S. Hostage Was Killed Friday In Jordanian Attack

We do not have confirmation of her fate, but her family says the American hostage is Kayla Mueller, an aid worker from Prescott, Ariz.
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Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year's coup in Thailand soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.
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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

A map from the World Health Organization reveals something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.
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Canadians Have A Right To Assisted Suicide, High Court Says

The Canadian Supreme Court said the existing ban denies people the right "to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care" and leaves them "to endure intolerable suffering."
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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."
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Pilots Of Doomed Taipei Flight Faced Problems With Both Engines

Investigators say the turboprop plane's right engine lost thrust 37 seconds into the flight, and that the left one failed to restart not long afterwards.

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