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Climate change could make this country 'uninhabitable'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:30 GMT

After years of deforestation and drought as a result of climate change, Sudan's rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.

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Why extreme weather is new normal

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:38:54 GMT

If it feels like it hasn't rained in months in the South, you're right. The region is experiencing an extreme drought. But just a few months earlier, we were talking about record-breaking floods in the South. These shocking extremes are happening more often, and it is all part of an unfortunate new normal in a world with climate change.

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Trump picks global warming skeptic to head EPA

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:08:36 GMT

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, his former campaign manager told reporters Wednesday.

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Putin hopes for a friendly Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:06:15 GMT

Nine days before the US presidential election, Russian TV anchor Dmitry Kiselev ranted about America's "democracy:" Millions of "dead souls" voting! Voters bused around a city, casting ballots eight to ten times! Biggest scandal in history!

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Trump, VP make lots of pledges

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:02:52 GMT

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are telling supporters across the country that they will make a sea change in decades old government policies before winter's cold has thawed, raising expectations for the first 100 days of their new administration.

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Michigan recount halted

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:26:07 GMT

A federal judge has ordered Michigan's Board of Elections to stop the state's electoral recount.

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Assad: Capturing Aleppo 'huge step'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:23:36 GMT

The US and Russia's top diplomats are meeting to discuss ways to end the bombing of Aleppo, allow safe passage of those who want to flee the war-torn northern Syrian city and deliver humanitarian aid to its remaining residents, according to senior State Department officials.

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US carrier readies for ISIS fight

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:07:21 GMT

On August 8, 2014, jets carried out the first American airstrikes against ISIS.

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Star's brother in court for her murder

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:03:58 GMT

The brother and cousin of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch are due in court Thursday after being formally indicted for her murder this week.

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Why Merkel suddenly wants to ban the veil

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:29:26 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not one for rabble-rousing. In 11 years as the leader of Germany, her speeches are usually sobering analyses of thorny political and economic dilemmas, using only her signature diamond-shaped hand gesture to punctuate her points.

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Babies, popstar among dead in plane crash

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:12:12 GMT

Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-661 carrying 40 passengers has lost contact with a control tower, the airline said in a statement Wednesday.

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ISIS hostage appears in propaganda video

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:56:30 GMT

British journalist John Cantlie appears in a new ISIS propaganda video recently recorded in Mosul, Iraq, Iraqi security officials told CNN.

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'Jeopardy!' contestant dies before show airs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:51:04 GMT

A "Jeopardy!" contestant who achieved her dream of appearing on the show has passed away just a week before the episode is due to air, her partner said.

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Vaccine helps leukemia patients fight

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:06:08 GMT

A new vaccine helped leukemia patients fight their cancer and stay in remission for an average of almost five years, according to new study.

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Alarm sounded on teens and e-cigarettes

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:28:26 GMT

The nation's top doctor is sounding the alarm on e-cigarettes, especially when used by teens and young adults.

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'SkinGun' heals burns using stem cells

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:05:55 GMT

An experimental technology offers new hope to patients who have suffered a severe burn.

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US looks to boost India defense ties

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:59:56 GMT

Outgoing US Defense Secretary Ash Carter touched down in India Wednesday, in a last bid to boost relations with an ally that could prove crucial as China asserts itself. 

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Michelle Obama in bed before Trump's win

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:51:22 GMT

She was one of Donald Trump's fiercest critics on the campaign trail, but First Lady Michelle Obama wasn't up for watching the Republican declare victory on election night.

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Trump taps wrestling CEO for cabinet team

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:25:37 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump picked Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, to serve as the administrator of the Small Business Administration, his transition announced Wednesday.

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Look closer. Those aren't trees

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:27:13 GMT

Yang Yongliang's dreamy works have the familiarity of traditional Chinese paintings, but on closer inspection, his take on the country's rapid urbanization is soon revealed, in what he describes as 'digital landscapes.'

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Passport robot thinks Asian man's eyes are closed

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:46:41 GMT

It's a common annoyance, you're filling out a form online and you get some error.

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US art teacher: 'I couldn't stop drawing' this war

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:05:02 GMT

A middle school art teacher in Illinois is gaining attention for his sketches of Syria's more than 5-year-old civil war.

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China's NextEV faster than Tesla?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:11:10 GMT

It's not often that a start-up can claim to be a world-beater from the off. But that's precisely what's happening in the auto industry, where Chinese unknown NextEV has launched what it claims is the world's fastest electric car.

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Unbelievable! These aren't real

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:48:04 GMT

The images you are about to see may shock or confound you.

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Is Philippines losing war on hunger?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:18:17 GMT

More than 490 million people in Asia go hungry.

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Over 100 killed in deadly earthquake

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:19:58 GMT

Rescuers are combing through the rubble for survivors after an earthquake Wednesday morning in Indonesia's Aceh province.

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Japan's resurgent military

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:03:42 GMT

Seventy-five years after Japan unleashed one of the most devastating naval attacks in history on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, the country has again established itself as one of the world's foremost military powers, experts say.

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Why some Chinese are willing to pay $5,000 for this pollution mask

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:24 GMT

Pollution masks have steadily and unavoidably entered everyday life in China.

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The bystander guide: How to stand up against hate

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:33:34 GMT

When any part of our society gives license to bigotry, we must stand up to it. Decent people all around America have displayed a beautiful outpouring of desire to step up in unprecedented ways to support total strangers who are being actively targeted with hatred, violence, discrimination, and venom.

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Inside the mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:11:46 GMT

In picking Gen. Jim Mattis for Defense secretary, President-elect Donald Trump has said that he found his "Gen. George Patton." Yet that label may not really capture what makes Mattis a distinctive choice. Mattis has been sharply critical of President Barack Obama's policies on Iran, and Obama's capping of troop numbers and campaign end-dates in theaters of war such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also appears to be a skeptic of the Obama-era policy of putting women into combat roles.

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Fake news is domestic terrorism

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:26:26 GMT

Pizzagate shooting shows irresponsible sharing of fake news can have the same effects as ISIS: using the internet to erode national allegiances, says Cedric L. Alexander.

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I went to a KKK rally and saw the future of the alt-right

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:02:37 GMT

This is small-town America in December 2016. Tinsel Christmas trees and golden stars hang from lampposts along Main Street in downtown Roxboro, North Carolina (population 8,632, according to the 2010 census).

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Saving children from life on the streets

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:07:25 GMT

Andy Stein shifts on the balls of his feet, leans against a wooden railing, and fidgets.

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Canadian teenagers sold for sex

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:50:31 GMT

As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.

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The '5 disguises' used by human traffickers

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:46:38 GMT

Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.

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Why is Aleppo so important in Syria?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:36:41 GMT

It's been ravaged by violence for years, and if Aleppo falls now it could mark a turning point in Syria's civil war.

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Deadly quake hits Indonesia, destroys towns

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:17:49 GMT

An earthquake rocked Indonesia in the early morning hours. Rescuers are still looking for survivors in the rubble.

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The Cold War: Then and now

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:47:46 GMT

Syria, Crimea, suspicions of state-sponsored hacking: Today, tensions between the US and Russia have been reignited. But are we on the verge of a second Cold War?

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The day after: Americans react to Pearl Harbor

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:47:38 GMT

On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, listen to audio recordings the Library of Congress made in the days following the attack.

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Watch cities evolve over 32 years

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:15:13 GMT

These time-lapses by Google Earth show how cities around the world have developed over time.

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