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Philippine, Vietnamese troops play soccer and sing on disputed island

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By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two Southeast Asian nations most at odds with Beijing over the contested waterway....(more) 




EXCLUSIVE: Former NY security chief now oversees marijuana

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The state's former chief of homeland security has a new job safeguarding marijuana shipments, the Daily News has learned.  



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Zanzibar police beef up fight against sexual, physical abuse of women

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RISING WAVE OF ASSAULTS Zanzibar has started to roll out gender and children desks in all police stations in Unguja and Pemba islands as part of a broader government policy to curb the rising wave of sexual assaults against women and children, officials said. At Bububu...(more) 



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Austria ready to sue over subsidized nuclear plants: minister

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Austria will take legal action to block any subsidized nuclear power plants in an effort to discourage use of the technology in Europe and scare off investors, the country's environment minister, Andrae Rupprechter, said in a newspaper interview. Rupprechter's comments to business daily Wirtschaftsblatt reflect non-nuclear...(more) 



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Sony mobile executive: pricing tweaks, cost cuts to cope with dollar's rise

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The head of Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp's mobile business said on Wednesday he plans to deal with the effects of a stronger dollar versus the yen by tweaking the pricing of its handsets and by cutting costs. Hiroki Totoki, who leads Sony's mobile phone business,...(more) 



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Gallery: What Mummifying a Human Body Looks Like

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In order to learn about ancient Egyptian techniques, a team of scientists mummified the limb of a human body that had been donated to science. 



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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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