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Flash Mob Surprises Unemployment Office With Uplifting Beatles Song

Flash Mob Surprises Unemployment Office With Uplifting Beatles Song
Spain’s unemployment rate is extremely high, currently hovering around 25 percent. In an effort to lift the spiritis of weary, unemployed residents, a flash mob invaded a Madrid unemployment office and performed the Beatles "Here Comes the Sun."
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Joseph Kony: Top Target in Congress Approved Justice Program

Congress has approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord Joseph Kony a top target.
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Students Attacked with Knife at School in China, No Deaths

22 children were hurt by a knife wielding man at Chenpeng Village Primary School in the Henan province of China last Friday, the same day as the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. What's the difference? 20 children died in Newtown, all the stabbing victims lived in China.
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Mexico’s Newspapers Shy from Covering the Drug Gangs Behind Continuing Violence

Mexico's regional newspapers are publishing more stories about murders linked to the drug trade, but they remain reluctant to write what they know about the organizations responsible for the killings.
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To Retrieve Attack Helicopters from Russia, Syria Asks Iraq for Help, Documents Show

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbished attack helicopters from Russia, according to flight records obtained by ProPublica. With Turkish and European airspace off limits to Syrian arms shipments, the regime of Bashar al-Assad needs Iraq’s air corridor to get the helicopters home, where the government is struggling to suppress an uprising.
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Orangutans Killed for Palm Oil in Indonesia and Malaysia

Would you expect to get shot over 100 times in your own neighborhood? Probably not, but that’s what recently happened to a female orangutan when an agribusiness giant decided to set up shop by her house. Aan, a 15 year old orangutan, was shot by a plantation worker after wandering into a palm plantation, a place that, although no longer familiar, used to be part of her neighborhood. She miraculously survived, earning her the title ‘badass’ by medics, but she sustained serious wounds and was left blind.
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