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Globe Trot: Nepal’s earthquake victims still suffer, one year later

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: On the one-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake, Nepal is facing a record season of wildfires. The Himalayan country’s record-setting number…

Malawi’s religious leaders pressured to support abortion

By Onize Ohikere
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Abortion | Under pressure from the international community—much of it based on questionable statistics—some religious leaders in Malawi are backing a bill to allow…

More UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing civilians

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | The United Nations on Thursday said it is addressing accusations that international peacekeepers from at least three countries sexually assaulted more than…

Sudan finally signs deal to end use of child soldiers

By Onize Ohikere
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Sudan | The Sudanese government on Monday signed an action plan with the UN to end the use of child soldiers in the country. But advocates question the official…

Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali died today at a hospital in Cairo after falling and breaking his pelvis. He was 93. A prominent Egyptian…

Mozambique refugees accuse government troops of assaults

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Refugees fleeing the impact of ongoing political clashes in Mozambique are accusing government officials of violating their rights during searches for…

Millions need food as Ethiopia struggles to survive drought

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years is striking hard as farmers battle with dried water holes, wilted crops, and dead livestock. Other sectors of the…

Environmentalists, conservatives equally unhappy with climate pact

By Julie Borg
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Climate Change | French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday evening banged down a little green gavel to signal that the nearly 200 nations represented at the UN…

Midday Roundup: Obama in Paris for climate talks

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In the shadow of ISIS. The UN climate conference kicks off today in Paris. It’s the first time since leaders met in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 that nations are…

World leaders to gather in Paris for ‘final’ climate change conference

By Julie Borg
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Climate | At the entrance to a temporary city in a Paris suburb, two 26-foot-tall white steel trees sport green, plastic mini-wind turbines. The leaf-like power…

Aid shortfalls are driving desperate Syrians back home

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Desperate conditions and cuts to humanitarian aid helped drive many Middle Eastern refugees into Europe in recent months. But a new scarcity of aid is now…

Globe Trot: Russia forms anti-ISIS pact with Iraq, Iran

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIA: With U.S. President Barack Obama set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon, Russia, Iraq, and Iran have reached an agreement to…

 
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