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The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons

Back in the 1990’s, journalists used to joke, “Of course we know Iraq has chemical weapons. We have the delivery receipts to prove it!”
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Two Female Japan Ministers Resign in a Day in Blow to Abe

After nearly two years without a single resignation from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet, two female ministers -- appointed only last month -- stepped down on the same day. ...
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Oil Workers Earning $179,000 Expose Norway to Crude Crash

Norway, where oil helped create one of the world’s most stable and prosperous societies, finds itself among the most exposed to falling crude prices. ...
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Press TV reporter killed in mysterious car crash in Turkey

Sorrow and grief. But at the same time a prevailing sense of determination to learn the truth....
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Israel's Yaalon in US after spat over Kerry remarks

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Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon sought to calm fresh tensions with Washington on Sunday as he began a five-day trip to the United States.
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Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top tourism official says the number of foreigners visiting the country has jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier.
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Kuwait oil union slams Saudi halt to joint output

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Kuwait City (AFP) - A Kuwaiti oil trade union on Sunday condemned the unilateral closure by Saudi Arabia of an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the Arab neighbours, calling on the government to intervene.
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Hong Kong protesters renew fight on China's National Day

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Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong protesters who braved thunderstorms to stage their third night of pro-democracy rallies began massing Wednesday at the city's Golden Bauhinia Square as China's National Day holiday lent their campaign for free elections fresh momentum.
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Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya pleaded with the international community on Saturday to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the United Nations must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un reappears with walking stick

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Seoul (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has finally resurfaced with the help of a walking stick after a prolonged, unexplained absence that fuelled rampant speculation about his health and even rumours of a coup in the nuclear-armed state.
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UN warns of massacre if militants take Syrian town

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MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — In a dramatic appeal, a U.N. official warned that hundreds of civilians who remain trapped in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani near the border with Turkey were likely to be "massacred" by advancing extremists and called on Ankara to help prevent a catastrophe.
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Standard Chartered readies to close thousands of UAE accounts as U.S. deadline looms

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(Reuters) - Standard Chartered has notified thousands of UAE small and medium enterprise customers it is closing their accounts as it responds to pressure from US regulators to cut its risks following an anti-money laundering settlement.
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Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

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Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.
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The Ebola Conspiracy Theories

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THE spread of Ebola from western Africa to suburban Texas has brought with it another strain of contagion: conspiracy theories.
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Ebola is 'disaster of our generation' says aid agency

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London (AFP) - Aid agency Oxfam said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis.
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China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese censors have blocked the website of Britain's national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement late on Wednesday, coming as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.
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Millions plan to participate in earthquake drill

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LA MIRADA, Calif. (AP) — Millions of people plan to drop, cover and hold on in a drill Thursday to prepare communities in California and elsewhere for the next big earthquake.
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'Housewives' stars shocked to be facing prison

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NEW YORK (AP) — Not all was revealed in Bravo's joint interview with Teresa and Joe Giudice, the married stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" who now are facing jail time on conspiracy and bankruptcy charges.
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When Women Become Men at Wellesley

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Hundreds of young women streamed into Wellesley College on the last Monday of August, many of them trailed by parents lugging suitcases and bins filled with folded towels, decorative pillows and Costco-size jugs of laundry detergent.
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