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Mozambique refugees accuse government troops of assaults

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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

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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…

New UN development goals pit pro-family nations against the West

By Kiley Crossland
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United Nations | The United Nations (UN) member states passed a groundbreaking, 15-year plan for global development on Sunday evening, delivering both wins and loses for…

UN passes pro-family resolution without U.S. support

By Kiley Crossland
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United Nations | The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution in support of the traditional family in early July. The vote—29 in support and 14 against, with…

UN report: Israel and Hamas guilty of human rights violations

By Katlyn Babyak
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United Nations | An independent United Nations commission of inquiry released its report Monday on human rights violations committed during last summer’s 50-day conflict in…

Record number of refugees driven from their homes in 2015

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Political, racial, and religious persecution are driving a record number of people from their native countries. In 2015, the number of displaced people rose…

Pope Francis calls for climate change action

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The much-anticipated encyclical says environmental degradation violates the principle of biblical stewardship

 
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