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China in love with private education

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:20am
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.
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Japanese 'black widow' questioned

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:04am
A 67-year-old woman who reportedly received millions in life insurance money from at least five of her previous partners has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning her last husband with cyanide -- the latest high-profile case in Japan involving so-called "black widows."
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Why Vladimir Putin thinks it's still 1985

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:01am
The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside feels sharp and crisp. Russians hurry along the elegant boulevards, wrapped up tight against the biting cold. Russia's winter, its annual deep freeze, has begun.
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WHO: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:40am
Ebola has officially been eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday, even if the overall fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
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New ISIS ally on Israel's doorstep

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:55am
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which killed 31 Egyptian soldiers in a video-recorded attack, has changed its name to Wilayat Sinai, positioning itself as part of the ISIS "caliphate."
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Teachers riot in Mexico

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:53am
With little developments in the mystery of 43 missing students in Guerrero, Mexico, the community is outraged.
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'Any minute we could be shot'

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:13am
Joseph Mathenge details how he risked his life to cover the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya last year.
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Can we pull elephants from brink?

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:07am
Richard Leakey says Angelina Jolie is planning a movie about fight against elephant poaching, but need to end the ivory trade that is bringing elephants closer to extinction is immediate
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Soap opera helping Rwandans heal

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:32am
Romance. Suspense. Good versus evil. On the surface, Rwandan radio soap opera "Musekeweya," or "New Dawn," feels familiar. Like a Rwandan "Romeo and Juliet," it tells the story of lovers from two different villages at odds with each other.
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The week in 34 photos

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:32am
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3 accused of plot to kill Israeli minister

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:18am
The Israeli military said Friday it arrested three Palestinians from the West Bank and charged them in an alleged plot to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
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African sushi shakes up Japan

CNN World - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:58am
The flashing neon advertising signs and crowded crosswalks of Tokyo may not resemble the slow suburban settlement of Maseru -- the capital of the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. But the two countries are now being linked by an unlikely dish: trout.
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Swedish court refuses to revoke Assange's arrest warrant

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:19pm
A Swedish appeals court on Thursday denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's latest request to dismiss an arrest warrant for alleged rape and molestation -- cases that he says are false and politically motivated.
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French authorities back off claim against man in ISIS beheadings video

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:13pm
French authorities backed off a claim that a 22-year-old man was connected to beheadings in a recent ISIS video, a day after publicly identifying him.
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Court: UK terror suspects 'inspired by ISIS' plotted random beheading

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:42pm
Three British men have been accused of plotting to decapitate a member of the public in the street, a court in London heard Thursday.
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Eerie geometry of everyday life

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:24pm
Photographer shoots series of eerie symmetries captured from above
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Opinion: How this may affect flights

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:22pm
For many people, any interest in the resurgence in Icelandic volcanic activity this year is now a distant memory. However, an eruption from Bardarbunga that began on August 31 continues to this day and has now emitted the most lava of any volcano in Iceland since 1947 and shows no sign of stopping.
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Extreme sports: Pushing the limits

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:35pm
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Anchor did this on air

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:12pm
Anchor wears SAME suit for a whole year. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that smelling good isn't his strong suit.
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Female police recruits' virginity test

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:11pm
Women joining Indonesia's police are subjected to invasive virginity tests, human rights activists say.
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