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Rio De Janeiro Journal: From a Compound in the Brazilian Hills, Excellence in Math Emerges


The National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in Rio is gaining attention as a hidden gem in a country with few world-renowned educational institutions.






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As Truce Holds, Dazed Gazans Get to Work


Palestinian workers began clearing rubble and repairing damage from Israeli attacks as residents returned home, but some residents of southern Israel remained wary of the cease-fire.






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Proposing New Capital Is Old Idea in Argentina


President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s suggestion to consider making Santiago del Estero the nation’s capital reflects longstanding tension between Buenos Aires and Argentina’s provinces.






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Open Source: Video of Combat in Eastern Ukraine Adds to Worries in Kiev


Hundreds of Ukrainians rallied in Kiev to demand that reinforcements be sent to rescue besieged fighters in the east of the country.






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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.
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U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal.






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Syria chemical arms team to disband September 30, probe to go on: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the U.N. chief said.
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Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis.






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