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An Egyptian farmer drinks tea near his home on Qursaya island, in the Nile River, next to Cairo, in January. The Egyptian military says it is the registered owner of the island's land, a claim disputed by the farmers and fishermen who live there. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Africa

A Big Battle Over A Tiny Isle In The Nile

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Michigan is taking over Detroit's finances and will appoint an emergency manager to deal with the city's massive debt. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Can Detroit Be Saved?MR

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Van Cliburn accepts flowers from the audience in the Moscow Conservatory in April 1958, after a performance during the first International Tchaikovsky Competition, which he won. Courtesy Van Cliburn Foundation/AP hide caption

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Pianist Van Cliburn, Warmed Russian Hearts During Cold War

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Afghan police and officials visit the site of a suicide attack in Kabul in September. A suicide bomber blew himself up alongside a minivan carrying foreigners on a major highway leading to the international airport in the Afghan capital, police said, killing at least 10 people, including nine foreigners. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghanistan, Pakistan Seek A Fatwa Against Suicide Attacks

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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira speaks to the French National Assembly on Jan. 29, the first day of debate on the government project to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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Vive La Scandale! French Lawmakers Caught In The Act (Of Playing Scrabble)

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Vice President Joe Biden participates in a round-table discussion on gun violence at Virginia Commonwealth University with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Friday. The panelists included people who worked on gun safety after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Obama Administration Takes Gun Control Fight Outside Washington

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Hans Massaquoi told his story in Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany. The former managing editor of Ebony magazine died on his 87th birthday last Saturday. Matthew P. D'Agostino/AP hide caption

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'Ebony' Editor Began Life Black In Nazi Germany

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