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Divide Occurs Between Hong Kong Democracy Protesters

Hong Kong's protests have gone on for more than two months, but the movement has splintered. Several older activists tried to surrender to police on Wednesday, and urged students to leave the streets.
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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.
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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine media. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.
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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.
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Cooking With Wilbur: Recipes From A South Indian Village

If you'd like to try pepper water (it's hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we've got the scoop.
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A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
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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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