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Zika gives abortion advocates new rallying cry in South America

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Almost as soon as the World Health Organization declared the cluster of microcephaly cases linked to the Zika virus a public health emergency, abortion…

Researchers scramble to find Zika vaccine amid world health crisis

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, with the mysterious tropical disease now sweeping across 28…

Zika virus lands in U.S., bringing threat of widespread birth defects

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | U.S. health officials are starting to report cases of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease connected with serious birth defects that is spreading rapidly…

Momentous peace agreement in the works in Colombia

By Maria Baer
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International | The longest war in the Western Hemisphere could end this January, but it’s not the first time Colombian officials have publicized that hope. On Wednesday,

Chile issues first civil marriage licenses to same-sex couples

By Katlyn Babyak
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Marriage | SANTIAGO, Chile—Chile’s Civil Registry made an exception last month to its ongoing strike to perform the country’s first civil union ceremonies for…

Globe Trot: Doctors Without Borders accuses U.S. of war crimes

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Doctors Without Borders (or MSF for Medicins sans Frontiers) is seeking an international inquiry into the U.S. airstrike in Kunduz that destroyed…

‘Like David fighting against Goliath’

By Katlyn Babyak
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Ministry | Christian school in Chile teaches students with Down syndrome to say, yes we can

Globe Trot: Germany’s Muslim migrants converting to Christianity ‘in droves’

By Mindy Belz
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International | GERMANY: Mohammed is now Martin—no longer Muslim, but Christian—as migrant asylum-seekers in some parts of Europe are converting from Islam to…

Chile relives mine accident drama with movie premiere

By Katlyn Babyak
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Movies | SANTIAGO, Chile—At almost every bus and metro stop in Chile’s capital city, commuters can count on seeing a poster for The 33 . The Hollywood movie premiered…

South America lifting abortion bans amid international pressure

By Katlyn Babyak
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Abortion | The Chilean Chamber of Deputies’ Health Commission postponed voting Tuesday to lift abortion restrictions after lobbying from Christian Democrats and other…

Colombia opens its doors to euthanasia

By Katlyn Babyak
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Euthanasia | Colombian officials approved the country’s first legal death by euthanasia last week. After a week-long legal battle, 79-year old Ovidio Gonzalez exercised…

Brazilian president mends fences with White House visit

By Katlyn Babyak
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South America | President Barack Obama has neglected relations with most Latin American countries, aside from Cuba, but this week he made strides to improve relations with…

 
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