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Migrants On Cargo Ships Often Know Crew Will Abandon It

Another ship carrying hundreds of migrants from the Middle East was abandoned at sea by its crew and taken to shore in Italy. Robert Siegel talks to Carlotta Sami, spokesperson for UN's refuge agency.
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When A Rebel Is Homesick, He Might Be Willing To Surrender

To help end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Sharp sits among the banana trees and talks with the fighters about memories of the past and dreams for their children.
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Life Getting Tougher For Syrian Migrants, Refugees In Russia

Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.
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After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.
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30 Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Wreckage, Officials Say

Twenty-one other bodies were pulled from the Java Sea near Borneo. The Airbus A320 crashed Saturday with 162 passengers and crew aboard.
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Obama Authorizes New Sanctions On North Korea Over Sony Hack

The executive order targets three North Korean entities and accuses the Pyongyang regime of "destructive, coercive cyber-related actions."
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Kim Jong Un's Little Sister Reportedly Marries

Kim Yo Jong, who is said to have recently assumed a key leadership role, has reportedly married the son of the secretary of the ruling party.
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Along Shanghai's River, Buddhist Tradition Meets Greedy Fishermen

It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.
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Chinese Gamblers See Macau As Bad Bet Amid Corruption Crackdown

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.
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Hundreds Of Syrian Migrants Abandoned On Ship Off Italy

The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.

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