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Obama's Half-Brother to Run for Governor in Kenya

Obama's Half-Brother to Run for Governor in Kenya
A politician named Obama who is running for governor in Kenya can boast of one big claim to fame on the campaign trail: blood relations with the president of the United States.
Malik Obama — a half-brother of Barack Obama — is running for a governor's position in the country's nationwide elections on Monday, though he said he's not sure what impact his relationship to
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Four Disturbing Questions About the Mumbai Terror Attack

Four Disturbing Questions About the Mumbai Terror Attack
The 35-year prison sentence imposed on David Coleman Headley, a terrorist scout and Pakistani spy convicted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has closed the U.S. chapter of a case with explosive international implications.​
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Iran's Uranium Enrichment Program is More Advanced Than Previously Thought

Iran's Uranium Enrichment Program is More Advanced Than Previously Thought
The start of the upgrade is also of concern to six world powers that are preparing to open talks with Iran about its nuclear program on Tuesday in Kazakhstan. They want Tehran to cut back on enrichment, saying the installation of new machines instead sends the signal that the Islamic Republic is expanding that activity.
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Human Egg Trafficking? Illegal Practice Revealed in Romania

Human Egg Trafficking? Illegal Practice Revealed in Romania
Police said employees at the clinic in Bucharest harvested the eggs from Romanian women aged 18 to 30, some of whom were students, paying them between euros 600 and 800 ($450 and $600), then sold the eggs for euros 3,000 to 4,000 ($2,255 to $3,005).
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Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror

Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror
President Obama, like President George W. Bush before him, has claimed that the 2001 authorization is the domestic legal basis of the authority to kill and detain not only members of al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan but also their “associated forces.”
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Marrige Equality Win in UK House of Commons

Marrige Equality Win in UK House of Commons
Lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain Tuesday. Prime Minister David Cameron was a staunch supporter of the bill, along with the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats party.
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Clinton Calls Algerian Hostage Taking Terrorism

Clinton Calls Algerian Hostage Taking Terrorism
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton comments on the taking of U.S. citizens as hostages in Algeria during a joint press availability with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida.
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How a Government Report Spread a Questionable Claim About Iran

How a Government Report Spread a Questionable Claim About Iran
Several media outlets reported in January on an alarming finding from a new U.S. government study: Iran’s intelligence ministry, as CNN put it, constitutes “a terror and assassination force 30,000 strong.” We inquired with six Iran experts, and none knew of any evidence for the figure. Some said it might be in the ballpark while others questioned its plausibility.
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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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