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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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Amazon Workers Strike in Germany

December 17, 2013 1:44 am

Workers at some of Amazon's German warehouses are entering a second day of strike action over a long-running pay dispute.

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Hands-on Testing with Google Glass

December 17, 2013 1:44 am

Newsbeat tests Google Glass, the voice and gesture controlled device which projects information on a tiny screen visible to the wearer.

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Kerry Arrives in Manila to Strengthen U.S. Ties with Old Ally

December 17, 2013 1:44 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Philippines Tuesday on a trip to modernize economic and political ties with one of America's oldest allies in Southeast Asia. Kerry's two-day visit takes him to the capital, Manila, for talks with government officials and the business community, and later to Tacloban in the central Philippines, […]

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Post Office Faces Busiest Days of the Year

December 17, 2013 1:10 am

The post office faces the year's busiest days, as it delivers billions of pieces of mail and millions of packages during the holiday season. Monday was expected to be the busiest mail day. It's expected to handle the most packages on Thursd…

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Carol Tradition Revived in Truro

December 17, 2013 12:43 am

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols, invented in Truro, Cornwall, is being revived.

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Spectacular View of Volcano Eruption

December 17, 2013 12:43 am

An ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption has forced the closure of Catania airport in eastern Sicily.

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