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Amid Venezuela political crisis, shortages of medicine soar

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:33:10 -0400

As political unrest in Venezuela erupts, thousands are in desperate need of medical aid.


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ISIS spreads fake news about destroyed al-Nuri mosque

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:36:26 -0400

ISIS propaganda arm goes into overdrive to blame U.S-led coalition for destroying mosque.


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Breaking down ISIS propaganda by its source

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:44:09 -0400

ISIS propaganda comes in many forms — magazine, radio, "news agency." Here's a look at a few of them. Video provided by Newsy


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Trump vetting review could lead to 'backdoor' travel ban

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:28:17 -0400

The administration has started a review of vetting procedures for foreign travelers that could lead to more restrictions against more countries.


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Canadian sniper shattered world record, killing ISIS fighter from 2 miles away, report says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:54:30 -0400

A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.


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London fire: 7 UK buildings have combustible cladding

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:38 -0400

Britain is testing the cladding on tower blocks after the Grenfell fire that killed 79 people.


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Why men who are banned from wearing shorts are wearing skirts instead

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:13:00 -0400

Men protest shorts ban in Europe by wearing skirts to their work. Buzz60's Djenane Beaulieu (@djenanebeaulieu) has more.


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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Guatemalan coast

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:54:02 -0400

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor damage. (June 22)


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The world's population is forecast to reach 9.8 Billion by 2050

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:40:10 -0400

India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050


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Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:38:19 -0400

As Venezuela plunges further into political and economic ruin, the flight of its citizens is reaching levels unseen in its history. Experts believe nearly one-tenth of its population of now lives outside the country, including in Colombia. (June 22)


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UK terror: 4 attacks, but 5 plots thwarted since March

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:13:36 -0400

In the past three months in Britain, 36 people have died because of terrorism.


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Despite ban rumors, the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is still happening

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:22:22 -0400

Rumors surfaced in May claiming the festival would be canceled and that selling dog meat would be banned. Video provided by Newsy


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Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:57:09 -0400

Most of the casualties in the explosion near the Kabul Bank in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah were civilians.


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US interrogates in Yemen jails rife with torture

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:52:46 -0400

The United Arab Emirates and Yemeni forces run a secret network of prisons where prisoners are brutally tortured. The U.S. has questioned some detainees, and have regular access to their testimony -- a potential violation of international law. (June 21)


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Raw: Islamic State destroys 12th century mosque

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:47:47 -0400

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the 800-year-old building Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said. (June 22)


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EU leaders extend sanctions against Russia

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:53:39 -0400

European leaders are gathering for a two-day meeting in Brussels starting Thursday.


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U.S. interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:45:27 -0400

The AP documented at least 18 clandestine lockups across southern Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or by Yemeni forces.


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Why London's tower blaze is Britain's Hurricane Katrina moment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:08:59 -0400

Demonstrators marched to Parliament Wednesday to express anger over the deadly fire.


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ISIS just destroyed one of Iraq's most iconic mosques

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:03:40 -0400

Iraq's Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night.


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Tillerson: North Korea is greatest threat to region

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:03:27 -0400

U.S. officials want China to put more pressure on North Korea, which still hold three Americans.


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WSJ fires foreign correspondent over ethics conflict

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:42:12 -0400

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments


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