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South Sudan Fighting – in 65 Seconds

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

BBC News takes a look at the fighting gripping the world's newest state – South Sudan.

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Tunisian Rapper: ´What Have We Gained?´

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

Tunisian rapper Mohamed Amine Hamzaoui says that three years on from the start of the Arab uprisings, he feels little has really changed in his country.

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Chinese Man´s Hand Grafted Onto Ankle After Accident

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

A central Chinese hospital saved a man's severed hand by grafting it onto his ankle, the man and the hospital said on Tuesday (December 17). Twenty-five-year-old Xie Wei from Hunan province lost his right hand in a heavy machinery accident in the factory where he works in early November. He came to the Xiangya Hospital […]

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China´s Black Jails Still Exist- Amnesty

December 17, 2013 4:47 am

A report released by Amnesty International says China is continuing to commit human rights abuses in the use of extra-judicial "black jails" and rehabilitation centers. Last month, China vowed to close the country's 350 labour camps that are used to hold political and religious dissidents without any judicial process. But according to the Amnesty report […]

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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Likely Unconstitutional

December 17, 2013 4:35 am

A federal judge says the NSA's practice of collecting phone records en masse violates the Fourth Amendment.

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The Senate´s Budget Dissenters

December 17, 2013 4:29 am

Potomac Watch columnist Kim Strassel on how the Senate will pass the House-negotiated budget deal. Photo credit: Associated Press.

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Big Sur Wildfire Destroys at Least 15 Homes

December 17, 2013 4:10 am

A fire in the Big Sur area of the central California coast has destroyed at least 15 homes and forced dozens to evacuate. The cause of the fire is unknown. (Dec. 17)

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Relief Arrives in CAR

December 17, 2013 2:45 am

Food and other supplies have finally arrived to starving refugees in the Central African Republic. Thousands of people displaced by violence in the country lined up in the capital as humanitarian agencies distributed beans and flour. Intense fighting between Muslim and Christian militias has forced over half a million people to flee their homes this […]

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For Mark Mobius, Frontier Markets Move to the Forefront

December 17, 2013 2:45 am

As the shadow of Fed tapering looms going into 2014, we asked Mark Mobius about the possible market impact.

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TX Zoo Fire Kills Rare Komodo Dragon

December 17, 2013 2:25 am

A fire at the San Antonio, Texas zoo killed six reptiles including a rare komodo dragon. 90 other reptiles including the zoo's second komodo dragon were saved. Fire officials suspect that a mat used to keep the animals warm sparked the fire…

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