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Meanwhile... in Iraq, a former US college basketball player has put his troubled career back on track

And in St. John’s, Newfoundland, serious birdwatchers are braving the cold and snow and arriving by the dozens, while in Monrovia, Liberia, African movie star Van Vicker opened the country’s first postwar performing arts school.

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Stealth parenting

I’ve found a surefire way to lure my teen out of his room.

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Meanwhile... in Detroit, a social studies teacher has completed his goal to visit all the countries in the world

And in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a nonprofit group called Urban Light is offering alternatives to get teenage male prostitutes off the street, while in Lahore, Pakistan, members of the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan meet for high tea to discuss the works of their favorite author.

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We seek peace in the toothpaste war

I squeeze; my husband rolls. Was there room for compromise?

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Meanwhile... more than 1.5 million South Koreans will have their debts paid off or restructured by National Happiness Fund

And in Ntagacha, Tanzania, young women are being taught to sew in order to give them a path to economic independence, while in Dubrovnik, Croatia, tourists are flooding into the medieval city, hoping to see some of the noteworthy sites where HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones” was filmed. 

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I’m encouraged to go higher

A lesson I learned at a gym is one I hope my daughter will learn, too.

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Meanwhile... in Morocco, a group is experimenting with a new approach to the problem of abandoned children

And in New Zealand, a few determined broadcasters have refused to stop using Maori words in their reporting, while in Uganda, comfort dogs are being used to help treat people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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My cupboard runneth over

I was suddenly mugless, until friends pitched in. Then something else unexpected happened.

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Meanwhile... in Gabon, scientists are asking concerned citizens around the world to help save elephants

And in Sweden, some girls are saying no to traditional Santa Lucia pageants, while on St. Helena, an ancient tortoise is looking forward to a new crowd of admirers.

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How Pootie got his way

I didn’t want a Christmas tree, but my husband insisted that someone else truly did.

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Meanwhile... In Rwanda, the Mahama refugee camp looks more like a city than camp

And in American Samoa, the members of firefighting Squad 61 have developed a motivational tool rarely if ever seen among other firefighters: They sing.

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Ill-defined boundaries that are set in stone

For this New Englander, permission to build a deck means scouring a thicket for obscure markers.

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Meanwhile... On Christmas Island, millions of red crabs are making their annual migration to the Pacific Ocean

And in Veracruz, Mexico, they are rocking the danzón, while in Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla, Iceland, farmer Ólafur Ólafsson uses a drone to herd his sheep.

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Tale of an overachieving toaster

Its zeal was sudden and short-lived. But it changed me.

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Meanwhile... In Iowa, three young Tanzanian visitors seem to have touched the hearts of residents

And in Morocco, 110 synagogues have been restored, while in Bolivia, Thailand, and Tunisia, women outnumber men as research scientists.

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My life of lists

I’m in good company as I cross off groceries, errands, books ...

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Meanwhile... the first international cricket match in eight years took place in Pakistan

And in Kenya, the country’s new ban on plastic bags is an economic opportunity for women, while in Peru, American trekker Nick Stanziano is urging people to walk the historical Great Inca Trail. 

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A broken circle, and an unbroken one

I had a flat and few Spanish words. Would they help me?

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Meanwhile... in La Paz, Bolivia, zebras dance among the cars

And in Singapore, an airline is working to bring new cachet to its in-flight meals, while in Iraq, high-profile Syrian soccer players like Nadim Sabagh and Hussein Jawid are now playing on Iraqi teams.

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We should really check the gutters

The seasonal rain has begun. This year, we intend to be proactive.

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