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25 Years Ago, Malta Summit Marked Unofficial End Of Cold War

Many say that the Malta Summit between U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev — which took place 25 years ago Wednesday — marked the end of the Cold War.
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Liberia President Sets Dec. 25 Goal For No New Ebola Cases

Ebola has killed more people in Liberia than any other country — just over 3,100. And it continues to be a problem in Liberia's countryside. But the number of new cases overall in the West African nation dropped over the last two months, according to health officials.
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Israel In Political Upheaval — Two Years Ahead Of Schedule

Israel will hold parliamentary elections in March after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke up his cabinet and asked voters for a new mandate.
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Student Murders Throw Mexico's Left-Wing Party Into A Tailspin

The premier left-wing party of Mexican politics — which brought gay marriage to the capital and favors abortion rights — is crumbling. An elder statesman resigned, saying the PRD has lost its leftist identity and the party has been damaged by its association with a mayor accused of involvement in the killing of 43 college students.
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Afghan Activists Hope For Larger Say In Country's Future

About 50 civil society activists from Afghanistan are in London for a major international conference. They hope to have a larger say in their country's future than they have in the past.
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One Jong Un To Rule Them All: N. Koreans Banned From Using Leader's Name

Those who already share Kim Jong Un's name must change it. That's according to South Korean media, which cited an official North Korean directive.
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From German Teen To ISIS Jihadist: A Father's Struggle To Understand

Manfred Karg's 19-year-old son, a convert to Islam, is one of at least 60 Germans killed fighting alongside ISIS militants. Karg says efforts to stop the flow to Syria and Iraq are taking too long.
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American Couple Detained In Qatar Allowed To Return Home

Qatari officials had accused Matthew and Grace Huang of murdering their 8-year-old adopted daughter last year. The Huangs, who were acquitted on appeal, argued that their case had racial overtones.
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Startling Statistic: Only 8 Patients In Largest Ebola Hospital

The hospital in Liberia was erected this summer in a field. It has 250 beds. It was full as recently as October. Now it is nearly empty.
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World Premiere Videos: Wilbur Dunks A Chicken, Digs Into Indian Food

We proudly present the world premiere of two videos by India's first YouTube star. Life in his father's home village will be celebrated. And, yes, a chicken will take a bath.

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