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Globe Trot: Ancient Syrian city falls to ISIS

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International | SYRIA: ISIS (or Islamic State) has seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra. Here’s real-time footage from today. But as writer Ann Voskamp points…

Globe Trot: Nepal’s continued quakes leave mental, emotional scars

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International | NEPAL: There have not been just two earthquakes in Nepal, there have been well over 100 quakes registering at a magnitude of 4 or higher since the initial…

Globe Trot: Obama’s Arab summit includes notable no-shows

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International | ARAB SUMMIT: The no-shows at Camp David this week included Saudi Arabia’s King Salman—and appear a deliberate snub over White House warming to Iran. But…

Dire prediction

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Syria | Syria’s army may be near defeat, and the aftermath may be as grim as war

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

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International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

Globe Trot: Vatican visit brings Raul Castro back to church

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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,

Globe Trot: Global number of displaced people growing because of ISIS

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International | IRAQ: The number of displaced people worldwide swelled last year to 38 million—up 4.7 million over 2013—mostly due to Islamic State’s…

Globe Trot: Freed Boko Haram captives tell of abuse, starvation

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International | NIGERIA: Some women held by Boko Haram were stoned to death as the army closed in to rescue them. The freed women said they were fed only ground, dry…

Globe Trot: Foreign aid piling up at Nepalese ports, borders

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International | NEPAL: Local churches representing Nepal’s tiny Christian minority are pooling resources to assist in relief efforts following Saturday’s earthquake. But…

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

Remembering the forgotten

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History | The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide revives old wounds and new fears of ethnic—and religious—cleansing

Globe Trot: Aid trickles into Nepal’s remote areas

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International | NEPAL: As the death toll climbs above 5,000 in last Saturday’s earthquake, relief workers are getting in to assess both the human crisis and the…

 
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