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Amnesty International Offers Free Software to Remove Computer Spyware One of the worlds leading nongovernmental organizations dedicated to the protection of human rights has released a powerful software tool for deleting spy programs from computers. Amnesty International's free software, called Detekt, allows owners of PC-t
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Sectarian Violence Spreads to Southeastern C.A.R. Violence has broken out between Christians and Muslims in the southeast of the Central African Republic, a part of the country that had not previously experienced sectarian conflict. Aid workers report that the Ugandan army, stationed in the area to fight
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Obama's Immigration Decision Roils US Politics President Barack Obamas controversial decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation through executive order carries the prospect of both great political risk and reward. In his White House address to the nation Thursday evening,
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Tensions Build on Korean Peninsula Amid Military Drills It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as North Korea threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the United States and South Korean forces held joint military exercises. The drills conducted from Kunsan Air Base on South Koreas coast m
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Obama Immigration Action Stirs Fierce Debate President Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally, from deportation. Many people, including Republicans and Democrats, have expressed the opinion that Obama was no
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Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Nov. 22 Were trotting out the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending November 22, 2014. If you liked last weeks lineup, youll like this weeks, because nothing changes. Well, thats not entirely truesongs do switch p
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China Cuts Interest Rates to Spur Growth, Ease Debt Strain China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century, saddled under a mountain of debt. But the central bank, keen to
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Protest Group: Putin's High Approval Ratings Not Real President Vladimir Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information and the media is tightly controlled, members of the feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot said. Putin's approval ra
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Zimbabwe's First Lady Makes Political Inroads Political fireworks are expected when Zimbabwes ruling ZANU-PF party holds its congress in early December. The event is meant for the longtime ruling party to appoint leaders. But this year some fear it could turn into a political bloodbath, as the aging
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Drylands Vulnerable to Climate Change Researchers warn that the worlds drylands are being severely affected by climate change. They say that could harm the livelihoods and food security for billions of people. Scientists describe the projected effects of climate change on drylands as alarming
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