Globe Trot

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A summary of international news posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—compiled and summarized by WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz. It’s intended to be a swift read, a distillation of significant events—some in the headlines, some not. For nearly 20 years these topics have been Mindy’s daily bread, first as WORLD’s international editor and now as editor.

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Globe Trot: Boko Haram kills 32 with Nigerian marketplace blast

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: A blast at a street market in Yola has killed 32 and injured more than 80. “The bomber enticed children to gather around him for money and he then…

Globe Trot: Obama declared ISIS ‘contained’ hours before Paris attacks

By Mindy Belz
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International | WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s national security team defended the president’s Friday statement before the Paris attacks that the Islamic State…

Globe Trot: Kurds launch bold effort to retake Sinjar from ISIS

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International | IRAQ: Kurdish forces have begun a concerted assault to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State, in what could be the start of a major military campaign to…

Globe Trot: Afghans protest militant violence against minorities

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of Afghan men and women took to the streets of Kabul today to protest the beheadings of seven captured Hazaras accused…

Globe Trot: Burmese opposition party poised for sweeping election victory

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International | BURMA: The Guardian is live-updating results from elections in Burma (also known as Myanmar), where the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) appears…

Globe Trot: Burma puts democracy to the test in Sunday elections

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International | BURMA: On Sunday, Burma, also called Myanmar, is set to hold its first contested election in 25 years. Even before votes were cast, democracy icon Aung San…

Globe Trot: U.K., Ireland suspend flights to Sinai over terror fears

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International | SINAI: As the experts probe, the Brits are suspending all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, saying the Russian plane that crashed on takeoff there “may well have…

Globe Trot: China’s birth policy supports massive bureaucracy

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International | CHINA: The one-child policy involved a vast bureaucracy that employs half a million people at the national level and in 2012 collected more than $3 billion in…

Globe Trot: The economics behind China’s new two-child policy

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International | CHINA: The rationale behind ending the one-child policy is purely economic. China will lose 67 million workers over the next 20 years, according to UN…

Globe Trot: Southern Baptists to scale down international missions

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International | SOUTHERN BAPTISTS: The International Mission Board of Southern Baptists has announced a 15 percent reduction in its workforce, cutting 600 to 800 missionaries…

Globe Trot: Wave of destruction rumbles over northern Afghanistan

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International | AFGHANISTAN: A major earthquake has killed at least 135 people in Afghanistan’s remote northeast and across the border in northern Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram behind two bombings in northern Nigeria

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International | NIGERIA: Twin bomb blasts have killed at least 17 in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and headquarters of Boko Haram. Another blast is reported this hour…

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