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International Court Resolves Border Dispute In Cambodia's Favor

The conflict over the 2.8-mile Preah Vihear promontory has led to several skirmishes and exchanges of artillery fire between Thai and Cambodian forces in recent years.
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Aid Groups Struggle To Reach Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

More than 600,000 have been left homeless and hungry by the devastating storm. In response, humanitarian agencies are mounting the largest relief operation since the Haitian earthquake in 2010. The biggest challenge right now is getting the basics — clean water and food — to the hardest hit areas.
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Storm Surge And Low-Lying Philippines Made A Deadly Combination

Storm surge expert Carl Drews says Typhoon Haiyan took "the worst path" and hit "the worst place" in the Philippines.
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Why Typhoon Haiyan Caused So Much Damage

Scientists say Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest ever recorded, though limited measurements may prevent them from declaring it as the record holder. Still, the storm was devastating: "We had a triple whammy of surge, very high winds and strong rainfall," says one climate scientist.
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Aid Groups Struggle To Meet Needs After Typhoon In Philippines

Three days after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged across the central Philippines, devastation remains. An estimated 10,000 people have died with more than 600,000 displaced because of the storm. Robert Siegel talks to Aaron Aspi from the humanitarian aid group World Vision for the latest.
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In Typhoon-Heavy Western Pacific, Preparation Can Only Go So Far

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, destroying whole towns, killing thousands and displacing more than 600,000 people — and it raises questions about emergency policies and realities in Pacific coastal nations.
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Think L.A. Is Bad? Take A Drive Through Traffic-Clogged Lagos

Traffic jams in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, are legendary. Known as 'go-slows', traffic can be stalled for hours — prime opportunities for hawkers as well as thieves.
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What Was On The Table And What Got Rejected At Iran Nuclear Talks?

Iran agreed to allow U.N. inspectors access two nuclear facilities Monday. This comes after extensive nuclear talks between Iran and the a group of six foreign ministers in Geneva ended with no agreement this weekend. Following the talks, a senior U.S. official briefed Israeli journalists. Robert Siegel talks with one of those journalists, Herb Keinon, a diplomatic correspondent of The Jerusalem Post.
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DRC Rebels' Surrender Could Mark New Chapter In U.N. Peacekeeping

There's been a rare bit of good news in Eastern Congo this month. One of the rebel groups that have terrorized civilians in the mineral rich part of the the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to end its rebellion. There's still a lot of work to do to disarm the M23 and to keep other rebel movements in check. But this small victory is a boost for U.N. peacekeepers, who are under a new, tougher mandate to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some experts wonder if this could be a new model for peacekeeping.
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Will The French Really Pay More for 'Made in France'?

Like much of Europe, the French economy is still struggling. But a recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of the French were willing to pay more for goods made at home, and the numbers were supported by a strong turnout at a Made in France fair in Paris.

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