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The Vietnam War: a visit after 40 years

Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing.

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Today in history: Forward-looking Uruguayan President José Mujica turns 80

On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Bolivarian Latin America promises help in worldwide refugee crisis

As the Rohingyas have fled Burma in often unseaworthy boats, they have found themselves barred from landing in other countries.

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Election renews hope for Cyprus reunification

The election was for the presidency of the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," an entity held to be illegal by the U.N.

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Congress members call on Obama to rescind Venezuela sanctions

Sixteen Democratic members have called on Obama to withdraw sanctions on seven Venezuelan government officials.

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Cuban ebola team nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Henry Reeve Brigade is only a small part of Cuba's vast system of medical solidarity help to scores of poorer countries.

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New alignment for U.S., Latin America after Panama

The Western Hemisphere emerged from the Summit of the Americas with a new alignment of forces.

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The Volkswagen chronicle: Porsche and Piëch

The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.

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Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

Experts speculate that large pieces are destroyed for the benefit of the cameras, while more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.

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This week in Indigenous news

Among other news, suicide has arrived in waves on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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