September 03, 2014 04:24 UTC

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Audio Low Birthrate Threatens South Korea's Survival

Government predicts country will be empty by 2750; the capital Seoul to be without people by 2413. Country predicted to have the same number of people as Switzerland in just a few generations. Why? One of the lowest birthrates in the world. More


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Audio Militant Video Shows Killing of Second US Reporter

Also Pakistani lawmakers show support for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while demonstrators outside Parliament demand his resignation. And US officials investigate whether drone killed the leader of Somalia's Al Shabab group | In the News More


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The Slow Food Movement Looks to Africai
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09/02/2014
A group called Slow Food International has named a Ugandan man to help it grow. The movement supports small, local farms rather than big agricultural operations.
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Video The Slow Food Movement Looks to Africa

A group called Slow Food International has named a Ugandan man to help it grow. The movement supports small, local farms rather than big agricultural operations.
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Video Conflict in Gaza Makes a Mark on Social Media

Palestinians and Israelis have used social media to tell about the conflict in the Gaza Strip. But experts warn that social media does not take the place of reporting from the area.
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Video Continued Growth Expected for African Economies

A recent report from international development groups says African foreign trade is growth and trade among African nations totaled $81 billion last year.
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Video Chess Rules at a School in Brooklyn

Students at Brooklyn’s Intermediate School have won 32 titles championships.
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Video Tense? Consider Mindfulness Meditation

More and more people in the U.S. feel tensions from work, family and technology. To ease these feelings many are joining the Mindfulness Meditation Movement. Check it out for yourself.

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