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Germany's Left Party deals with water, fire, air and dirt

BERLIN - Two elements threatened the congress of The Left Party in Dresden over the weekend: water and fire.

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Brazil protests continue with 50,000-strong cathedral rally

Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Sao Paulo again on Tuesday night.

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Mali agreement signed but root problems remain

On June 18, the interim government of Mali and the Tuareg separatists of the National Movement of Azawad signed a tentative peace deal.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Cuba, Vietnam among 38 countries that reduced hunger

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization announced that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

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U.S. intervention in Syria is a dangerous move

The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

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Audit OKs Venezuela election, U.S. response to be seen

An audit by the Venezuelan election council found no major discrepancies in the April 14 presidential election.

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Lawyers assail police response to Turkey protest

Thousands of black-robed Turkish lawyers stormed out of their courthouses Wednesday, shouting about the alleged rough treatment of their colleagues by police.

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Russia adopts law against “gay propaganda”

"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."

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Britain pays $31 million to Mau Mau victims

British Foreign Secretary William Hague stopped short of issuing an apology last week to the elderly Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising

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