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May 30, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A bill facing parliament in India would provide a broad social security program for nearly 400 million poor workers in India. Some say the $22 billion program will cost too much to sustain.</p>
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May 25, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Locals in two British villages have rallied together to save a 160-year old train station, which is faces demolition as an unused rail line is converted to the country's longest bus guideway.</p>
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May 15, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Government officials in the UK have reveled a plan to sell off underutilized public buildings directly to communities for below-market prices, as low as one pound. They hope the sales will improve public services across the country.</p>
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May 15, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The man many expect to become the new English Prime Minister has proposed a plan to create 100,000 houses in five carbon-neutral "eco-towns" to help fight back against the country's housing crunch in a sustainable way.</p>
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May 14, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>A virtual 3D model of parts of Glasgow, Scotland, has been completed and is now available for viewing online. Organizers of the detailed modeling effort anticipate it being a powerful tool for planners and the public.</p>
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May 12, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The governments of North and South Korea have agreed on plans to create a cross-border train route -- the first such rail crossing in more than 50 years.</p>
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May 9, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Booming Shanghai is on a track to become one of the biggest and most economically-active cities in the world.</p>
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May 8, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>An agreement between 21 nations has banned the highly destructive commercial fishing practice known as bottom trawling in the South Pacific seas, which accounts for more than one-quarter of the world's oceans.</p>
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May 1, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Citing the popularity and success of closed-circuit television cameras that have been installed in many public places for crime-fighting purposes, politicians in the UK are considering attaching microphones and even loudspeakers to these cameras.</p>
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May 1, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Politicians in Scotland are trying to gather support for a plan to build a high-speed magnetic levitation train between the country's two biggest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. But opponents worry the proposal would hinder other rail development.</p>
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April 26, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Certain bus lines in Israel have an informal but strict practice of gender segregation, forcing women to sit in the back of the bus. Many women have protested this separation system, which is mainly enforced by riders in orthodox neighborhoods.</p>
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April 25, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>High daytime noise levels in urban areas have caused birds to sing at night to avoid the competition. This goes against the previous thought that streetlights were confusing birds into thinking it was day.</p>
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April 25, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Oil money has fueled an urban development boom in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, prompting some to call it the "African Dubai". But with the continuing and deadly conflict in Darfur, many countries are hesitant to invest in Sudan.</p>
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April 23, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Russia's super-rich live in a secret suburb hidden in a forest outside Moscow.</p>
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April 21, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Mohawk Indians in Canada have parked a bus on a busy rail line, effectively cutting off transit between Toronto and Ottawa. They are protesting against the government's use of their ancestral land for gravel mining.</p>
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April 20, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The Venezuelan government has plans to operate three remote-controlled zeppelins equipped with video cameras to monitor the streets of Caracas, the country's capital, where crime is high. Many are wary of the government's "big brother" tactics.</p>
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April 17, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Housing activists and protesters have continued to occupy buildings in Brazil as they wait for long-delayed government funding for housing.</p>
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April 11, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>A residents' association in Paris is inviting locals to share their ideas about redeveloping a garden and public space in the center of the city by creating them in the virtual reality world Second Life.</p>
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April 11, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Since the late-1960s, an irrigation project have been slowly draining the entire Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. But a new dam project is bringing the sea's water back, and with it the fish that support the region.</p>
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April 10, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A small Swiss village may become a new luxury resort, as Egyptian investors have targeted the site for redevelopment. Many residents were at first apprehensive, but have come to see the redevelopment as a savior for their struggling home</p>
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