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In Havana, Cubans are already welcoming a new era with the US

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"There's a palpable excitement here," says author Peter Kornbluh from Havana, as word broke of US-Cuban talks to normalize relations. "This is a new dawn ... and I think everybody here has realized that almost immediately."
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Pigs' feet and roasted ginger made my traditional postpartum month off

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In Chinese tradition, women who give birth are supposed to spend a month indoors with their new babies. It's not easy to follow that tradition here in the US, but one second-generation Chinese American woman in New York City did savor one part of the tradition — special foods made by her mother-in-law.
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North Korean defectors are eager to check out The Interview, but Sony decides not to release the film as planned

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is mad about it. Sony Pictures is concerned about it. But North Korean defectors are downright excited about the new Seth Rogen comedy: "The Interview."
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A survivor of Pakistan's school massacre tells how his teacher saved his life

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As Pakistan mourns the the victims of Tuesday school massacre, one survivor says he's alive because of the incredible sacrifice of his teacher. It's just one of many stories of heroism emerging from the shootings, but Pakistan is still working through "unprecedented" grieft and anger.
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'My life in a nutshell is thoughts about sex every 9 seconds and being depressed every 12 seconds'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.
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Two years after New Delhi's brutal gang rape, many say not enough has changed

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It’s been two years since a young female student was gang raped on a bus in India, later dying from her injuries. The attack outraged people across the country and sparked a nationwide conversation about the prevalence of sexual violence against women. But has enough changed?
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American nuns get an unexpected olive branch from the Vatican

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

American nuns have come in for sharp criticism in the past from Vatican officials. But the Catholic Church's latest report on nuns in the US offered praise instead, a welcome change at a time when American religious orders are growing older and more cash-strapped.
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A Pakistani girl survives a Taliban attack on her school by playing dead

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Taliban gunmen stormed a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday morning. More than a hundred children died, but one girl made it out alive.
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A plunging Russian ruble generates nervousness and humor

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russians had a rude awakening this morning when they discovered that their interest rates doubled overnight AND the ruble plunged to its lowest level. The Russian Central Bank increased interest rates by 7 percent, hoping to avert a ruble freefall. And it could get worse.
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These Turkish soccer fans are not cheering on their government right now

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Members of the Carsi soccer fan club in Turkey are under fire now, with prosecutors seeking life in prison for up to 35 people accused of plotting a coup. But human rights advocates — and the fans themselves — say the charges are bunk.
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This English soccer fan has the best spot to watch a game — on top of his garden shed

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In Bristol, a city in the southwest of England, soccer fans take their sport very seriously. So when Bristol City's super-fan, Ben Swift, lost his regular spot in the stadium when construction began, he was disappointed — until he realized he could get an even better view from his own backyard.
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There's an international effort to make safe schools in conflict zones

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ironically, just as the tragedy was unfolding in Pakistan, some three dozen nations were meeting in Geneva to discuss guidelines for protecting schools and students in conflict zones.
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More young Iranian couples are living together before marriage

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many young Iranian couples are choosing to live together before marriage, and the rise in such "white marriages" has Iranian officials worried. But there are also some good reasons why young Iranians don't want to tie the knot.
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A mumps outbreak benches some of the NHL's top players

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sidney Crosby is one of the NHL's top goal scorers, but he's also one of more than a dozen players currently sidelined with the mumps. The outbreak has led the league to give players and coaches booster shots in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.
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194 countries make a historic climate deal, but it may not be worth much

Monday, December 15, 2014

The global climate talks in Lima, Peru, were a disappointment for activists. But, for the first time, almost 200 countries, rich and poor, agreed in principle to cut their emissions. And there could be reason for optimism about next year's even-bigger talks in Paris.
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Turkey rounds up journalists but insists it's not cracking down on press freedom

Monday, December 15, 2014

Turkey is already one of the world's leading jailers of journalists, and it added to that score on Sunday by arresting media employees across the country. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says the arrests are part of a coup plot, but political motives seem more likely.
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Australians sign up to protect Muslims in public with #illridewithyou campaign

Monday, December 15, 2014

As the Sydney hostage crisis unfolded, some Australians feared their Muslim neighbors would be targeted for harassment and abuse. So, starting with Melbourne's Tessa Kum, they volunteered to ride the trains and buses alongside Muslims, using a hashtag that exploded in a matter of hours.
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An Iranian refugee and self-styled Muslim cleric is blamed for a hostage crisis in Sydney

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Sheikh. A Muslim cleric. An Iranian refugee, A hostage taker, Who was Man Haron Monis - the man accused of the Sydney siege?
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Remember the time Japan invaded the US? Yes, really

Monday, December 15, 2014

Everyone’s heard of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, but six months later, the Japanese also bombed Dutch Harbor in Alaska. Three days after that, they captured two remote islands far out on the Aleutian chain. It's a battle that's all but forgotten, but it's the subject of a new book.
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Here's your chance to stand next to Julian Assange — kind of

Monday, December 15, 2014

An Italian artist and a British journalist are teaming up to raise funds for a controversial public art project honoring Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. But with just two weeks to go, the statues are still well short of their funding goal.
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