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African-born election candidate nicknamed Russia’s Obama

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African-born election candidate nicknamed Russia’s Obama

The spike in neo-Nazi violence against immigrants over the last decade has not deterred one black man from running for higher office in the southwestern corner of the country. Joaquim Crima is the first African-born Russian citizen to run for political office.

Posted: October 12, 2009 11:16   Comments: 1
Makeshift hospitals emerge after Indonesian quake

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Makeshift hospitals emerge after Indonesian quake

At least 715 people are confirmed dead after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and the government says thousands more may still be trapped under the rubble. Rescue workers are trying to cope.

Posted: October 2, 2009 11:41   Comments: 0
China celebrates six decades of communist rule

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China celebrates six decades of communist rule

China's display on its national holiday was precisely choreographed -- a projection of the power that China has, and the global power that it has become. A fireworks display capped off the spectacle that featured a huge display of military might.

Posted: October 1, 2009 11:28   Comments: 1
Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

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Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

Tourists flock to Malaysia to take in the spectacle of the country's millions of fireflies. But their glow is fading, as deforestation threatens the environment that sustains the insects.

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:16   Comments: 2
Hundreds die, thousands displaced in Philippines floods

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Hundreds die, thousands displaced in Philippines floods

At least 240 people have died and more than 450,000 have been displaced in the Philippines due to severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana.

Posted: September 29, 2009 07:43   Comments: 1
Economic concerns dominate ahead of German election

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Economic concerns dominate ahead of German election

Economic concerns have dominated the debate leading up to Sunday's national elections in Germany. Polls show a tight race.

Posted: September 25, 2009 11:36   Comments: 0
Children head back to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

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Children head back to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

More than 500 schools were destroyed when Pakistan's army launched an offensive in Swat Valley to root out Taliban fighters. Now, Pakistan is trying to re-open schools before winter.

Posted: September 17, 2009 12:58   Comments: 0
Small Qatar both blessed and cursed by oil riches

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Small Qatar both blessed and cursed by oil riches

Qatar, a small country in the Persian Gulf, has an economy based almost entirely on money from oil and gas. But the benefits come with significant drawbacks.

Posted: September 11, 2009 12:00   Comments: 1
Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse

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Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse

Buses come to Argentina from neighboring countries for health treatment, but many Argentinians complain that their tax dollars can no longer subsidize the overused and abused health system.

Posted: September 10, 2009 10:58   Comments Off on Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse
China seeks health care for more of its massive population

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China seeks health care for more of its massive population

Millions of people in China lack basic health care coverage. In an effort to expand coverage, the government has devoted $125 billion to health care reform -- but challenges remain.

Posted: September 9, 2009 11:37   Comments: 3

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