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Chatter: Nelson Mandela hangs on

The world watches, waits and prays as Nelson Mandela's condition worsens, the EU finally agrees on its budget, John Kerry still hopes for peace in the Middle East, and Japan's one-man campaign against "Engrish."
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The world watches, waits and prays as Nelson Mandela's condition worsens, the EU finally agrees on its budget, John Kerry still hopes for peace in the Middle East, and Japan's one-man campaign against "Engrish."
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Chatter: Australian PM makes a bet, loses it

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard throws down the gauntlet and loses, Snowden could be stuck in Russia forever, Obama's going to Africa, and the British pound is about to get more literary, and more lady-like.
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard throws down the gauntlet and loses, Snowden could be stuck in Russia forever, Obama's going to Africa, and the British pound is about to get more literary, and more lady-like.
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Chatter: Edward Snowden 'was never in Russia'

The NSA whistleblower's whereabouts are more mysterious than ever, Afghanistan's safest haven is attacked by Taliban, both Koreas get hacked, and Rusty the red panda is back where he belongs.
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The NSA whistleblower's whereabouts are more mysterious than ever, Afghanistan's safest haven is attacked by Taliban, both Koreas get hacked, and Rusty the red panda is back where he belongs.
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Chatter: Praying for Nelson Mandela

South Africa's beloved former president remains in critical condition, Edward Snowden plays cat-and-mouse with the US government, Silvio Berlusconi prepares to be judged, and a brave but crazy man crosses part of the Grand Canyon on a high wire.
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South Africa's beloved former president remains in critical condition, Edward Snowden plays cat-and-mouse with the US government, Silvio Berlusconi prepares to be judged, and a brave but crazy man crosses part of the Grand Canyon on a high wire.
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Chatter: One million Brazilians protest

Brazil's protests swell to their biggest yet, Spanish police bust a gang allegedly sending foreign jihadists to Syria, an unarmed man is shot at Israel's Western Wall, and China's crush on David Beckham gets a little too literal.
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Brazil's protests swell to their biggest yet, Spanish police bust a gang allegedly sending foreign jihadists to Syria, an unarmed man is shot at Israel's Western Wall, and China's crush on David Beckham gets a little too literal.
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Chatter: Brazil is still protesting

Protests in Brazil continue despite a government U-turn, smog smothers Singapore, misbehaving monks raise eyebrows in Thailand, and a Welsh village asks a crucial question: to "t" or not to "t"?
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Protests in Brazil continue despite a government U-turn, smog smothers Singapore, misbehaving monks raise eyebrows in Thailand, and a Welsh village asks a crucial question: to "t" or not to "t"?
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Chatter: Afghanistan slams 'inconsistent' US peace talks

The Afghan government suspends security negotiations with the US, Brazil sends security forces to deal with growing protests, Obama prepares to be ein Berliner, and North Korea has a little Hitler problem.
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The Afghan government suspends security negotiations with the US, Brazil prepares to send in security forces to deal with growing protests, Barack Obama hopes to be a Berliner, and North Korea's leaders are NOT neo-Nazis — and they'll crush anyone who says otherwise.
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Chatter: Afghanistan looks after itself

Afghan forces take over responsibility for their country's safety, Brazil's protests get bigger, Turkey's protests get quieter, and Egyptian TV gets manlier.
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Afghan forces take over responsibility for their country's safety, Brazil's protests get bigger, Turkey's protests get quieter, and Egyptian TV gets manlier.
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Chatter: G8 divided over Syria

Syria and spying are set to dominate this week's G8 summit, Turkey faces a nationwide strike, the US plays it cool with North Korea, and the strange tale of how a Super Bowl ring ended up at the Kremlin.
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Syria and spying are set to dominate this week's G8 summit, Turkey faces a nationwide strike, the US plays it cool with North Korea, and the strange tale of how a Super Bowl ring ended up at the Kremlin.
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Chatter: Turkey's Erdogan prepares for talks

The Turkish prime minister asks mediators to help end anti-government protests, North and South Korea stop talking, cash-strapped Greece switches off its state broadcaster, and the world just got a tiny bit younger.
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The Turkish prime minister asks mediators to help end anti-government protests, North and South Korea stop talking, cash-strapped Greece switches off its state broadcaster, and the world just got a tiny bit younger.
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