Nurse Carina Araujo gives care to a child in the neonatal intensive care unit at Maternidade Doutor Alfredo da Costa Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 6. Portugal's birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis hit. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

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A shark warning is displayed near Gracetown, Western Australia, in November. An Australian man was killed by a shark near the area that month, sparking a catch-and-kill order. Rebecca Le May/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Almaz Acha sits with her baby Alentse at her home in the rural community of Sadoye, in southern Ethiopia. Families in rural communities, like this one, have benefited from Ethiopia's health extension program. Julien Behal/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

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Social media is booming in Brazil, which has become a major market for both Facebook and Twitter. But Brazilian law is still in flux, and legislation is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media. Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

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Pierre Deom has been writing and illustrating La Hulotte since 1972. He released his 100th issue (lower right) in November. Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Troubled Magazine World, 'La Hulotte' Is One Rare Bird

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Villages in the Lower Shire valley of Malawi, like this one named Jasi, rely heavily on subsistence farming and steady rainfall, and are struggling to produce steady harvests. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Malawian Farmers Say Adapt To Climate Change Or Die

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A November demonstration against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Designated Secrets Bill drew thousands of protesters. The Japanese Parliament has since passed the law, under which people convicted of leaking classified information will face five to 10 years in prison. Franck Robichon/European Pressphoto Agency/Landov hide caption

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Japan's State Secrets Law: Hailed By U.S., Denounced By Japanese

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Fighting Intensifies In South Sudan Despite Calls For Cease-Fire

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Ringing In The New Year, Trapped By Antarctic Ice

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Berlin's Frenzied Fireworks Have Locals Leaving, Hiding On New Year's

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In Syria, Conflict In Cyberspace Complements Ground War

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Of 2.3 Million Syrians Displaced By Civil War, 45 Found Home In U.S.

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Fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Jan. 1, 2014, to celebrate the new year. Dubai's glittering fireworks display that lasted around six minutes spanned over 100 kilometres (60 miles) of the Dubai coast, which boasts an archipelago of man-made islands. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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