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Alarm over 'Big Brother' Turkish Internet curbs

Turkey drew fire Thursday over new Internet curbs portrayed as protecting privacy and the young but which critics say will stifle free speech and accelerate a slide towards authoritarianism. Duration: 00:53 Feb 7, 2014
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Yemeni Nobel laureate joins anti-corruption rally

Several hundred protesting Yemeni youths demanded that the government scrap "corrupt" gas deals with foreign firms, including France's Total, which they claim are at vastly lower rates than world market prices. Duration: 00:54 Feb 7, 2014
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Female genital mutilation prevalent in Somalia

February 6th is the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation, a practice that still persists in many countries. According to a report released by UNICEF in 2013, the prevalence of FGM in Somalia remains high at 95%. Duration: 01:15 Feb 7, 2014
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Prostitution museum opens in Amsterdam's red-light area

Amsterdam's red-light district opened its first "prostitution museum" on Thursday, hoping to lure tourists who always wondered what life was like for those on the other side of the infamous glass windows -- but were too afraid to ask. Duration: 01:08 Feb 7, 2014
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Spanish princess named criminal suspect

Spanish King Juan Carlos’s youngest daughter Cristina has been named as a criminal suspect. On Saturday, she will be grilled by a judge in Palma de Mallorca who suspects her of tax fraud and money laundering. Feb 7, 2014
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Tokyo zoo stages 'gorilla escape'

Staff at a Japanese zoo chase a keeper in a gorilla costume as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout. Feb 7, 2014
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Ukraine far-right paramilitary defiant over protests

Even as Ukraine's main opposition leaders meet with the authorities to try to resolve their long-running standoff, one influential and unrepentant voice stands out -- that of far-right paramilitary leader Dmytro Yarosh. Feb 7, 2014
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Seven bombs hit Baghdad as US lawmakers slam Maliki

Seven bombs ripped through Baghdad killing five people Thursday, hours after American lawmakers criticised the slow pace of political reconciliation in Iraq which they said was stoking the worsening violence. Duration: 00:36 Feb 6, 2014