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The new sanctions will cut about $1 billion, or a third, of North Korea's export revenue. North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, which could potentially reach the U.S.

Until recently, some muckraking journalists were able to investigate and even bring down allegedly corrupt officials. Government censorship and commercial pressures now make such reporting difficult.

Climate change is complicating the lives of subsistence rice farmers in Madagascar. For years, the wet and dry seasons arrived predictably. No more. To survive, farmers are looking to diversify.

While grocery stores had been losing customers to smaller markets and online shopping, "groceraunts" — with seasonal menus and alcohol — are luring back foot traffic to the old-school grocers.

Inventing even the simplest product is a fraught process. Mike Davidson and Mike Smith have learned that lesson the hard way as they seek to change the way teeth get cleaned.

For nearly two decades, Paul Kagame has led Rwanda. Many consider him a national hero for ending a genocide that killed 800,000 people. But he's ruled with an iron fist and silenced all opposition.

Health care forms increasingly ask about more than just medical history. That's because doctors are beginning to understand that patients' stress, and how and where they live, influence health, too.

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3 percent. That's according to the government's latest jobs report released this morning.

The University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine is planning to phase out lectures by 2019. The dean behind the effort says lectures aren't good at engaging learners.

Over the past year, Ankara has expropriated nearly 1,000 Turkish companies — from carpet makers to a popular brand of baklava. They're accused of having ties to organizers of last year's failed coup.




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