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China ramps up island-building in South China Sea

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane takes a look at China's increased building of islands in the disputed terrirtory of the South China Sea

Fans rally behind Team USA ahead of World Cup final

Team USA will take on Japan Sunday in the final of the 2015 Women's World Cup

CBS News' Mark Phillips ziplines for charity

CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips is raising money for a charity that supports freelance journalists, in memory of CBS News colleagues Paul Douglas and James Brolan, who were killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad nine years ago

Rape victim told to marry to become 'respectable'

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Three words no woman who has been raped ever wants to hear have thrown a young woman in a remote part of south India into turmoil.

Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: officials

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Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais: officials
Traffic along the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was disrupted late Friday night when dozens of migrants attempted to enter restricted areas of the tunnel in Calais, officials said. "From 10:30 pm (2030 GMT), around 150 migrants attempted to enter the platforms," a spokesman for the Pas-de-Calais prefecture in northern France told AFP. The migrants "seek to cross the Channel by any means", a Eurotunnel spokesman said, adding that the tunnel "suffers from attempted intrusions every night".


Marko Dano excited to be teammate of boyhood idol Marian Hossa

When Marko Dano was growing up in Slovakia, his father, Jozef, introduced him to one of his teammates from the HK Dukla Trencin organization and ... more

Fans rally behind Team USA ahead of World Cup final

Team USA will take on Japan Sunday in the final of the 2015 Women's World Cup

Man discovers little-known American landmarks

Andy Carroll seeks out places of historical significance that have been forgotten

Reenactors: Confederate flag is history, not hate

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The people who partake in Civil War reenactments in Gettysburg say they treasure the Confederate flag as a valuable way to teach the country's history

Why S.C. activist removed the Confederate flag

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With just a harness and a prayer, Bree Newsome scaled a 30 foot flagpole at South Carolina's capitol and took down the Confederate flag
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Gove is right: our antiquated court system produces two-nation justice | Heather Brooke

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Gove is right: our antiquated court system produces two-nation justice | Heather Brooke
As legal aid cuts force people to represent themselves, the costly, tortuous steps to access court records threaten access to justice. But it needn’t be ... more

Children 'in complete meltdown' over exams

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Children 'in complete meltdown' over exams
Teachers in England seeing unprecedented levels of school-related anxiety, according to National Union of Teachers reportTeachers in England are seeing unprecedented levels of school-related anxiety, ... more

This euro is destroying the European dream | Jonathan Freedland

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This euro is destroying the European dream | Jonathan Freedland
The deficit fetishists of Brussels and Berlin must cut Greece some fiscal slack and work to promote growthOn Sunday the Greeks vote while the rest of ... more

'What matters is that it works': Peter Hendy on TfL, Network Rail and mayors

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'What matters is that it works': Peter Hendy on TfL, Network Rail and mayors
London’s ex-transport chief was hired to fix troubled rail operator – and his first task is to review which parts of a £38.5bn upgrade plan ... more
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Survivor of ’05 London Subway Attack Is on Antiterror Mission

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Survivor of ’05 London Subway Attack Is on Antiterror Mission
Gill Hicks, who lost her legs in a bombing and now runs a counterextremism group, says people must learn empathy with terrorists to learn how ... more

An American Tip to German Spies Points to a More Complex Relationship

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The Obama administration risked exposing its surveillance out of concern over the perceived security breach, leading to the official’s demotion and to widespread German anger ... more

World Briefing | Europe: France: Surrogate Children Win Legal Recognition

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France’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Friday granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives ... more

World Briefing | Europe: Germany: World War II Tank Is Seized From Collector

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The German authorities seized a 45-ton Panzer tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old ... more

World Briefing: Netherlands: Protests Over a Death in Police Custody

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The Dutch police arrested about 200 people Thursday night and Friday morning for disregarding a ban on public assembly in The Hague rioting after the ... more

Business Briefing: Markets Watch Greece, and China Market Continues Tumble

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World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece’s weekend referendum, while China’s main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky ... more

Logistics and Lizards Disrupt Chevron’s Project Off Australia

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Remoteness and environmental concerns piled costs on the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project, just as energy prices slumped.

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Raided in Afghanistan

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The humanitarian group condemned a “violent intrusion” that it said had been conducted by Afghan military commandos in Kunduz.

Op-Ed Contributor: Marooned by History in India and Bangladesh

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Op-Ed Contributor: Marooned by History in India and Bangladesh
The two countries finally swap enclaves held over from another era, but the locals are worried.

Shinzo Abe Faces Growing Wrath of Okinawans Over U.S. Base

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The Japanese prime minister’s determination to push ahead with plans to build a new airfield is emerging as one of his first big political challenges.

Calls to Oust Ecuador’s President Flare Before Visit by the Pope

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Calls to Oust Ecuador’s President Flare Before Visit by the Pope
Ecuador’s government and opposition have both been using Francis’ imminent arrival to get their messages across, spurring complaints that a historic event is being politicized

Mexico City Journal: Donald Trump Gains Infamy in Mexico for Comments on Immigrants

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Mexico City Journal: Donald Trump Gains Infamy in Mexico for Comments on Immigrants
Mr. Trump’s remarks, delivered while announcing his candidacy to be America’s next president, managed to galvanize the disparate populations of Mexico, both social and political.

Cubans Greet Latest Step in U.S. Thaw With Hope Tempered by Reality

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As Washington and Havana announced plans to reopen embassies, Cubans pondered, with a mix of hope and skepticism, how the changes would affect their daily ... more

Leader of Brazil Visits Amid Home Turbulence

published Tue, Jun 30 2015 19:35 GMT
Fixing President Dilma Rousseff’s relationship with the United States and wooing American investors are widely seen as vital to Brazil’s recovery.

U.S. and Cuba to Announce Plan to Reopen Embassies

published Tue, Jun 30 2015 17:33 GMT
An American official said the announcement would be made Wednesday.

World Briefing: Liberia: 200 Reportedly Had Contact With Ebola Victim

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The World Health Organization reported Friday that nearly 200 people had been in contact with a 17-year-old in Liberia who was confirmed to have died ... more

ISIS Destroys More Artifacts in Syria and Iraq

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Islamic State militants said they had smashed statues from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, and antiquities experts said a 13th-century tomb in Iraq ... more

Aleppo Fighting Flares Up as Syria Insurgents Attack

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In the worst fighting in the divided Syrian city in months, insurgents unleashed rockets and shell, and civilians came under fire from both sides.

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teenager in West Bank

published about 17 hours ago
The Israeli military said he and others were throwing stones and rocks, but the Palestinian news media said he was shot trying to scale a ... more

Signs of a Compromise Over Inspections in Iran Nuclear Talks

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Signs of a Compromise Over Inspections in Iran Nuclear Talks
An Iranian official signaled a willingness to accept Western demands for inspections of any nuclear-related facility, despite a previous rejection of such actions by the ... more

Iran nuclear talks come down to final weekend

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The Iranian foreign minister called on parties to close on a deal and join together to fight "violent extremism and barbarism"

Mexico recovers over 9,000 stolen US visas

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Mexico recovers over 9,000 stolen US visas
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican police have recovered more than 9,000 US travel visas that were stolen last month in the northern border state of ... more

Trump: San Francisco killing shows perils of illegal immigration

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Trump: San Francisco killing shows perils of illegal immigration
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that the seemingly random killing of a young woman in San Francisco was even more proof why voters ... more

Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into ... more

George Brandis and the arts funding crisis: one hell of a one-man show

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George Brandis and the arts funding crisis: one hell of a one-man show
The arts minister seems intent on dismantling the arms-length funding system that has been a cornerstone of Australian cultural policy for four decadesGeorge Brandis will ... more