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Parts of Africa declared disaster zones over drought, food crisis

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Malawi has declared a state of national disaster over increasing food shortages triggered by the persistent El Niño drought. Non-governmental organizations…

Globe Trot: Lebanon uncovers sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | LEBANON: The three-story Chez Maurice looked more like a jail than a hotel, with a whip lying on one of the guard tables. Here flourished a sex-trafficking…

Extremism and intolerance in Pakistan begin in the classroom

By Evan Wilt
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Pakistan | WASHINGTON—Pakistani children learn to hate non-Muslims from the first day of school, according to a new report from the United States Commission on…

ISIS retakes strategic Syrian city, shows disturbing resilience

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | Islamic State militants recaptured a major city on the Syria-Turkey border earlier this week, just days after losing it to rebel forces. The latest battle for…

Where are the European migrants now?

By Cal Thomas
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Refugees | LONDON—It’s called Frontex and, according to its website, the agency “promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the…

Attacks in Nigeria highlight new jihadist threat

By Mindy Belz
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Terrorism | Terrorists descended on four villages in northern Nigeria early this morning, destroying homes and killing villagers. Early reports from eyewitnesses say…

Al-Shabaab claims car bomb attack in Somali capital

By Onize Ohikere
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Somalia | Al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, that killed at least five people earlier today. The attack…

Globe Trot: Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit a memorial to victims of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima today. He called on the…

Belgian terror suspect admits to being the ‘man in the hat’

By Mickey McLean
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Terrorism | The Federal Prosecution Office in Brussels confirmed Saturday that arrested terror suspect Mohamed Abrini was the third man present at Brussels Airport during…

Italy recalls ambassador to Egypt amid police torture scandal

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Cairo’s El Nadim Center is one of many Egyptian NGOs fighting for human rights in a country where it’s a rarity. For more than 20 years, the local…

Globe Trot: South China Sea crisis could be next global flash point

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: China’s expansion in the South China Sea—where it began operating a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands—could be the next global…

Panama Papers reveal how world’s wealthy hide their cash

By Samantha Gobba
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Corruption | The world’s rich and famous have two choices when it comes to their overflowing wealth: Leave the money at home where it’s subject to local taxes, or…

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