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Will the UN pressure Boko Haram’s pregnant captives to abort?

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Nigeria’s military recently has rescued hundreds of women and girls abducted by the violent Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Many are pregnant, likely…

Globe Trot: Vatican visit brings Raul Castro back to church

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN: Cuban President Raul Castro was so taken with the pope at a meeting at the Vatican on Sunday, he may “go back to praying and go back to the church,

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By Mindy Belz
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United Nations | When it comes to the global refugee crisis, how do you spell failure?

Myanmar’s marginalized Muslims earn country UN rebuke

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | With a half-century of military dictatorial skin to shed, Myanmar is only just beginning to emerge a democracy. As presidential elections approach,

Iran, world powers agree to nuclear deal framework

By Lynde Langdon
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Iran | Iran, the United States, and five world powers have agreed to the principles of a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program. International leaders including…

UN condemns ISIS for brutality against children

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Children often pay a heavy price in armed conflicts, but in Iraq, the violence of ISIS militants has been especially brutal. Children have been beaten,

Midday Roundup: New Year’s celebrations kick off around the world

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ringing it in. Worldwide New Year’s celebrations kicked off in the Southern Hemisphere earlier today with fireworks, concerts, and public parties. Sydney…

Study: Crime, corruption crushing poor nations

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | WASHINGTON—Almost $1 trillion in illicit capital left developing and emerging economies in 2012, and the problem is only growing worse, according to a new…

UN: Birth control, abortion, and sex ed key to economic success

By Kiley Crossland
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United Nations | A new UN report claims the world’s unprecedented 1.8 billion young people have the potential to propel growth and productivity in the developing world, but…

Globe Trot: Ukraine says Russian tanks rolling in

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: The Ukrainian military said Russia today has sent a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country’s east to support pro-Russian…

Why isn’t the UN protecting religious liberty whistleblowers?

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said the UN is not doing enough to protect its sources who report…

Midday Roundup: Obama woos allies at the UN

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Diplomacy and coffee. President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning, urging other nations to follow America’s lead in…

 
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