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Deal Makes Russian Oil Company Biggest Producer

Russia's Rosneft oil company inked a $55 billion deal to buy out TNK-BP. The acquisition is subject to Russian government approval. But if finalized, it could pump more oil and gas than Exxon Mobil.
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BBC Roiled By Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Scandal

The BBC is dealing with its worst crisis in decades. At the heart of the affair: allegations that the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile serially sexually abused underage women. The BBC now is having to defend how it handled an investigative report into the charges.
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Greek Grocers Get New Rules For Expired Food

A new regulation in Greece is requiring supermarkets to label and reduce prices of nonperishable food sold after the recommended day of consumption. The government says such goods have been sold since 1989, but at the same price as nonexpired perishable goods. Now, supermarkets must set the goods aside on a separate shelf and mark the price down. Are Greeks welcoming the change or suspicious about lax regulation?
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Malala Isn't Alone: Another Pakistani Girl's Dream

The case of Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old shot by the Taliban, focused world attention on the risks that some Pakistani schoolgirls face by simply demanding to go to school. Another 15-year-old girl from the same region is also speaking out, though her story shows the complex issues surrounding girls' education in Pakistan.
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Transcript And Audio: Third Presidential Debate

Transcript of the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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Why Does Germany Favor Obama In Presidential Race?

There is little doubt President Obama would win if the elections were being held in Germany. Analysts here say four out of five Germans prefer the incumbent to his challenger, Mitt Romney. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to Germans to find what people there are saying about the U.S. election and whether it matters to them.

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