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Fear silences human trafficking victims: Mexico prosecutor

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By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zunduri, enslaved at a dry cleaners shop in Mexico City, was so thirsty at one point she blistered her mouth trying to drink steam from an iron, and was so hungry she chewed the polythene wrapping used to...(more) 




At least 17 dead in severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma

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The death toll rose to at least 17 by late Tuesday night in storm-racked parts of Texas and Oklahoma.  



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AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors — speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo...(more) 



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Six officials arrested in Zurich over FIFA corruption

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer's governing body FIFA, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement. "The bribery suspects -- representatives of sports media...(more) 



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Southern US flooding toll rises

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At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend. 




Animal right group fights to free two chimps kept by SUNY

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Animal rights lawyers will argue Wednesday that two chimps kept for study by a SUNY school have "personhood" rights and should be freed.  



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Blocked in China, Twitter still courts Chinese firms for ads

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By Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people elsewhere in the world. "It's not a coincidence that we are here now," Peter Greenberger, director...(more) 



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Counting crowds by phones and tweets

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A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter. 



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Europe woes and U.S. rate outlook weigh on stocks, lift dollar

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece.  



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Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept.... 



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Sudden infant death may be more likely at high altitudes

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is extremely rare, babies who live at high altitudes may be more susceptible to it, a study from Colorado suggests. The SIDS rate for all of Colorado is about 4.2 cases per 10,000 live...(more) 



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China arrests over stolen artefacts

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Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind. 



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