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Fresh Concern Over Egyptian Freedom

December 19, 2013 3:33 am

As concerns grows about a fresh crackdown on dissent, Orla Guerin reports from Tahrir Square, birthplace of the Egyptian revolution.

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Voice Aid Acts as Human Interpreter

December 19, 2013 3:33 am

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed an electronic aid for those with impaired speech.

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Alarm Rises Over Future for Afgfhan Women Prisoners

December 19, 2013 3:33 am

Herat jail, home to 169 inmates, is Afghanistan's second-largest prison for women. Many of the inmates are here after fleeing abuse or forced marriages. Rape victims are also routinely jailed on the grounds that they had sex outside marriage. Some have given birth in prison. Sima Alizada insists she's committed no crime.

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Tokyo Governor Resigns Over Money Scandal

December 19, 2013 3:33 am

The man who led the Japanese capital's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics resigns in shame. Naoki Inose admitted he received money from a scandal-hit hospital chain ahead of an election. The Tokyo mayor described the $500,000 payment as a personal loan from operator Tokushukai. He said he was resigning to avoid damaging […]

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Lottery Officials Wait for 2nd Mega Winner

December 19, 2013 3:10 am

California Lottery officials are waiting for the second winner of the $636m mega ball jackpot. A winning ticket was bought in San Jose, California. A woman who purchased the other winning ticket, in Atlanta, has claimed her prize. (Dec. 19)

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Teen Remains On Life Support After Having Tonsils Removed

December 19, 2013 3:00 am

Before 13-year-old Jahi McMath went into a surgery meant to improve her quality of life, she had a terrible premonition. Jahi went in to have her tonsils taken out. Now, the Oakland, California, girl is brain dead, her family says, and they are fighting to keep her on a ventilator.

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Police Clash with Children in La Paz During Protest

December 19, 2013 2:32 am

Some 150 children battled with Bolivian police in La Paz on Wednesday (December 18) after they tried to occupy the square outside the national assembly where lawmakers were re-writing the new code for children which would set the limit for labour at age 14. The group of protesting children took to the streets earlier to […]

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What Is Roma Life Really Like ?

December 19, 2013 2:32 am

The BBC's Yalda Hakim has had rare access to a Roma community in Baia Mare in north Romania to see what life is really like in the face of poverty and discrimination.

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AP Top Stories December 19 A

December 19, 2013 1:55 am

Here's the latest news for Thursday, Dec. 19th: Surveillance recommendations; Deadly crash; Wildfire progress; Credit data theft.

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Economy Still Needs the Fed

December 19, 2013 1:31 am

Given current fiscal tightness and low inflation rates, tapering monetary stimulus too severely is riskier than continuing the program, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

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