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Egypt declares national emergency

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BBC: Egypt has declared a month-long state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.

 

Canada to accept gay Russian refugees

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Globe and Mail: Canada's refugee board will favor claims of persecution by gay Russian asylum-seekers.

 

Technology is killing childhood

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Salon.com: Time spent on gadgets could be hampering kids' ability to connect to each other and the "real" world.

 

Brazilian invention lights homes without electricity

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BBC: A Brazilian mechanic has come up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.

 

Woman ordered to change child's name from Messiah to Martin

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Monday, August 12, 2013

US News: A Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her son's name from "Messiah" out of respect for Jesus Christ.

 

Drug firm bribes routine in China

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Monday, August 12, 2013

BBC:Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China.

 

Building boom in downtown Detroit

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Monday, August 12, 2013

CNN.com: The nation's hottest downtown is in America's most troubled city -- bankrupt Detroit.

 

Restaurants banning children

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Friday, August 09, 2013

CBS: A growing number of restaurants are banning children during peak hours.

 

Swiss apologize to Oprah for racism

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Friday, August 09, 2013

USAToday: After Oprah experiences racial incident in Zurich, Switzerland this past July, Swiss tourism office apologizes.

 

Blackberry considers going private

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Reuters: BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes.

 

Possible suspect sighting prompts Amber Alert in Oregon

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

KATU: A reported sighting of murder suspect James DiMaggio triggered statewide Amber Alerts in Oregon and Washington.

 

DirectTV launches network for dogs

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

CNN.com: Dog TV may turn your dog into a canine couch potato.

 

Henrietta Lacks wins recognition for cell lines

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

BBC: The family of a US woman whose cells revolutionized medical research have been granted a say over how they are used.

 
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