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China myanmar pangolin
Oct 20, 2014
1:54 am
MONG LA, Myanmar — “It’s delicious,” the Chinese waitress says, pointing at the three metal cages on the pavement. Inside each is a ball about the size of a melon, covered in crocodile-like scales. Sensing danger, the three pangolins have instinctively curled themselves into tight balls. In the wild, this reflex gives them ample protection from predators like bears and large cats. But there’s little defense against wildlife traffickers and well-heeled diners hoping to taste a rare and exotic meat.
Oct 17, 2014
8:50 am
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As the US steps up airstrikes, the Islamic State steps up its own kind of strikes.
Oct 14, 2014
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Exclusive: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond explains the grand strategy for Syria and Iraq.
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The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people.
Oct 19, 2014
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Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. But a number of them are still at large.
Oct 16, 2014
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India child labor
Some of his compatriots doubt the child labor campaigner deserved the award.
Oct 18, 2014
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Islamic State militants have battled Kurdish fighters for a month to take control of Kobani.
Oct 18, 2014
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Hong kong protesters oct 18
Friday saw a third night of violent clashes between police and protesters.
Oct 18, 2014
12:23 am
Evil baby leopard
The Natural History Museum of Maputo might have one of the creepiest collections in the world.
Oct 15, 2014
12:01 am
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Thousands of Brazilians are sheltering in a squalid abandoned plastics factory in Alemao favela because they say their rent became too expensive.
Oct 17, 2014
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Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in Europe's nervy markets.
Aug 15, 2014
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Health workers struggle to contain an outbreak.
Africa, Health
Oct 17, 2014
3:00 pm
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Political and historical grievances run deep in this part of the world.
Oct 17, 2014
3:38 am
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Eco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.
Oct 17, 2014
3:38 am
Thailand traffic cop
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
Oct 17, 2014
1:22 am
Shia militia train iraqi army
US-backed Iraqi forces and their band of ruthless Shia militia groups have been carrying out atrocities of their own against Sunni civilians.
Oct 16, 2014
3:50 am
Ebola mourn dead 9
Switch off the television and read this instead.
Oct 17, 2014
7:28 am
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Commentary: Better to commit troops now to help ensure victory than continue a half-hearted, low-cost gamble.
Oct 16, 2014
3:58 pm
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The big donations announced at lavish donor affairs may not be as generous as they seem.

Oct 17, 2014
7:26 am
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Prisoners in Pennsylvania have taken matters into their own hands.
Oct 16, 2014
9:43 am
They are really bad.
Oct 16, 2014
3:50 am
Matchmaker crop
The whole world is watching as the Irish prepare to head to the polls next spring.
Oct 16, 2014
7:01 am
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As Catholic bishops from around the world discuss "family issues," friendlier language toward gays and lesbians is creating fireworks.
Oct 15, 2014
2:45 pm
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And it's only Wednesday.
Oct 16, 2014
3:49 am
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Competition for jobs pits native Italians against Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians fleeing war and repression.