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The Two-Way
4:59 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Elian Gonzalez Says He Would Like To Visit U.S. As A Tourist

Elian Gonzalez attends the closing ceremony of the legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana on Dec. 20, 2014. Gonzalez tells ABC News that he would like to visit the U.S. as a tourist.
Ramon Espinosa AP

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:41 pm

Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who was seized 15 years ago from his relatives in Miami by U.S. government officials who returned him to his native country, says he would like to visit the United States as a tourist.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

White House Says Fall Of Ramadi, Iraq, Is A 'Setback'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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Iraq
4:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Self-Declared Islamic State Takes Iraqi City Of Ramadi

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:11 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:18 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Cellphones Or School? What Makes Kids Around The World Happy

Kids in Cape Town socialize as they walk to school. Children in South Africa often don't get to play outside by themselves because of the high rate of violent crimes in some areas.
Henk Badenhorst Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 5:52 pm

What's bugging children around the world?

Kids in South Africa say they're not very happy about their opportunities to play safely outdoors. Kids in Algeria and Ethiopia say they don't get enough time to play, in general, because they are needed at home to help with siblings and chores. Kids in European countries are less satisfied with their time in school than those in some African countries.

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The Two-Way
2:42 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

In this photo taken May 3 during a government-organized media tour, Kuttamon Chembadnan Velayi from Kerala, India, speaks to journalists while sitting on his bed in a room he shares with seven other Indian laborers in Doha, Qatar. The housing facility has been cited by Qatari labor officials for substandard conditions.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 4:10 pm

Worker-rights groups are calling labor conditions in Qatar "horrific" and urging FIFA sponsors to take responsibility ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup. Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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Asia
4:58 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Rohingya Migrants Left Out At Sea, No Country Will Allow Them Ashore

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 6:05 pm

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Iraq
4:58 am
Mon May 18, 2015

ISIS Takes Control Of Ramadi, Key Iraqi City

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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Asia
4:58 am
Mon May 18, 2015

How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall. Chinese censors cut a scene from the movie that they thought made China look weak. Because China is such a huge market, some U.S. moviemakers may choose to avoid portraying China in negative terms.
Danjaq/Eon Productions The Kobal Collection

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 7:58 pm

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Goats and Soda
3:53 am
Mon May 18, 2015

It's Not A Come-On From A Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

Among the topics: Would it be better to put the natural gas money in a rainy day fund or spend it now? If you do spend it, what's the most urgent need? Roads? Schools? Clinics?
Courtesy of the Center for Global Development

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:42 pm

You get a visit by someone you've never met before. You're invited on an all-expense paid trip to your country's biggest city for a two-day meeting on natural gas policy.

Oh, and if you show up you get a free cellphone!

It might sound sketchy. But it's actually an innovative strategy that is being tested by researchers at a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank, the Center for Global Development, or CGD, to help the African nation of Tanzania decide how to spend its expected windfall from new discoveries of natural gas.

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The Two-Way
3:47 am
Mon May 18, 2015

In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hold a joint news conference following meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:52 am

Given the always-present tensions in this region, it's no surprise that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Seoul on Monday was all about security.

"We are not seeking conflict, we are seeking a peaceful resolution of the differences that still exist after so many years on the peninsula," Kerry said.

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