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India's Bidi Workers Suffer for 1,000-a-Day Habit

India's Bidi Workers Suffer for 1,000-a-Day Habit

AFP (Apr. 19, 2015) Popular because of their cheap price, bidis are the main source of income for millions of women and children who manufacture these Indian traditional cigarettes for roughly a dollar a day in dire conditions. Duration: 02:26 Video provided by AFP
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Beverly Hills May Go Greener by Going Browner

Beverly Hills May Go Greener by Going Browner

AFP (Apr. 15, 2015) Beverly Hills, one of California's richest neighborhoods, has been singled out by the governor for high water consumption during a drought. Reducing waste and cutting back is proving a challenge in a town known for gardens. Duration: 02:23 Video provided by AFP
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School Reopening Small Comfort for Sierra Leone's Ebola Orphans

School Reopening Small Comfort for Sierra Leone's Ebola Orphans

AFP (Apr. 14, 2015) Schools are reopening across Sierra Leone after months of closure forced by the Ebola outbreak. But with so many killed by the virus, many children have lost far more than an education. Duration: 01:57 Video provided by AFP
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Gaza Zoo Sells Lion Cubs to Local Family

Gaza Zoo Sells Lion Cubs to Local Family

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Mar. 23, 2015) Gaza zoo sells lion cubs Mona and Alex to a local family after the 2014 conflict in Gaza leaves the zoo impoverished. Elly Park reports. Video provided by Reuters
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