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Krishnadev Calamur

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School's Out For Online Students In 'State Sponsors Of Terrorism'

Friday, January 31, 2014

Students in Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria — countries under U.S. trade and economic sanctions — were blocked from accessing material on Coursera this week. The company, one of the largest providers of massive open online courses, says it's working with the U.S. government on a resolution.

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House Passes Compromise Farm Bill

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The $100 billion-a-year measure included cuts to the food stamps program, and preserved farm subsidies. The five-year bill now heads to the Senate.

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Philippine Police Used 'Wheel Of Torture,' Rights Group Says

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Punishments, which were chosen by spinning a roulette wheel, included a "20 second Manny Pacquiao" in which suspects were punched for 20 seconds, according to Amnesty International. The practice allegedly was used on more than 40 detainees, mostly suspected drug traffickers.

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Despite Soundproof Box, Egypt's Morsi Is Defiant In Court

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Deposed President Mohammed Morsi appeared in court on charges related to a 2011 prison break. It was Morsi's second appearance in court since he was ousted in a military-backed coup in July amid nationwide protests against his rule. The trial was adjourned until Feb. 22.

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Hopping Mad: Rabbit In Mandela Statue's Ear Is On Burrowed Time

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two South African sculptors who were refused permission to engrave their signatures on the giant statue of Nelson Mandela came up with a novel solution: They hid a bronze rabbit in the statue's ear. Now, they have to remove the addition.

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Thai Government Declares State Of Emergency

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's an attempt to cope with anti-government protests that began in November. The measure, which goes into effect Wednesday, will last for 60 days. Anti-government protesters are trying to stop elections, scheduled for Feb. 2.

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Om My: Chinese Buddha Booted Over Booty

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A restaurateur in the Chinese city of Jinan wanted to advertise a dish so good that the Buddha himself scaled walls for a taste, so the owner put up giant sculptures of naked Buddhas climbing over the restaurant. Not everyone was amused.

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Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

People with cell phones who were in the vicinity of violent protests in Kiev reportedly received this disturbing text message from the government: "Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance."

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Report Details Alleged 'Systematic' Killing By Syria's Assad

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors is based on what are said to be thousands of photographs of dead prisoners that allegedly were smuggled out by a Syrian defector. The revelation comes just ahead of Syrian peace talks set to begin in Switzerland.

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India Unveils Handgun For Women After Much-Publicized Rapes

Friday, January 17, 2014

The .32-caliber weapon comes amid a spate of reports about rapes in the country. The gun is named for the victim of a 2012 gang rape and murder in New Delhi. But reaction to the Nirbheek has been mixed.

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Trial Starts For Suspects In Ex-Lebanese Leader's Slaying

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The four Hezbollah members accused of killing former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 are being tried in absentia. Prosecutors in Leidschendam, Netherlands, said Thursday they have pieced together mobile phone data allegedly used by the plotters. Hezbollah has denied any role in the killing.

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Egyptian Voters Said To Overwhelmingly Back New Constitution

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Unofficial results say more than 95 percent of voters approved the document. The results are seen as a boost to the military government and Army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to seek Egypt's presidency. The Muslim Brotherhood boycotted this week's vote.

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$500M From Kuwait Among Pledges For Syrians Affected By War

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Donor nations gathered in Kuwait City pledged tens of millions for those displaced by the more than 2-year-old civil war. The U.S. pledged $380 million, but Secretary of State John Kerry urged a political solution to the conflict.

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Israeli Minister: Kerry Should 'Win A Nobel Prize And Leave Us In Peace'

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The remarks by defense official Moshe Yaalon indicate just how difficult discussions are over a possible Mideast peace deal. Yaalon apologized for the comments late Tuesday following a strong reaction from the U.S.

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Central African Republic's President Resigns At Regional Summit

Friday, January 10, 2014

Michel Djotodia, who took power in a coup last year, was unable to quell the violence that has engulfed his country, and was under pressure from regional leaders to quit. A bloody conflict has pit the country's majority Christian population against Muslims.

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Indian Diplomat At Center Of Row With U.S. Indicted, Leaves Country

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Devyani Khobragade was accused of lying on a visa application about how much she paid her maid in New York. But her arrest sparked outrage in India and caused tensions with the U.S.

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French Court Rules Controversial Comedian's Show Can Go Ahead

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Authorities want to ban Dieudonne M'bala M'bala's performances because of perceived anti-Semitism. They say his trademark straight-arm gesture, known as a "quenelle," is a reverse Nazi salute. He denies the charge, calling it anti-Zionist and anti-establishment. But Dieudonne has seven prior convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.

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Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Aitizaz Hasan is being hailed as a hero for his action earlier this week. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a Shiite-dominated part of Hangu town.

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Germany's Merkel To Visit U.S. Amid Anger Over NSA Spying

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The trip would mark a thawing of relations between the allies that were strained by reports the National Security Agency spied on the German chancellor. A German government spokesman said Wednesday Angela Merkel would visit Washington in the coming months.

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Story That Kim Jong Un Fed Uncle To Dogs Was Probably Satire

Monday, January 06, 2014

The story appears to be false because it originated with a satirical post on a Chinese microblogging site. The post was picked up by a Hong Kong newspaper and then reported as fact around the world.

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