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A bid to close the diversity gap in young adult literature

A new partnership will distribute multicultural books to low-income kids and give a boost to an author of color.

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Peace proves elusive after clashes in Kashmir stir India-Pakistan tensions

Both nations are concerned about projecting power – domestically, as well as to their rival. But brinkshanship could get out of hand.

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Abbas attends Peres's funeral, honoring legacy as 'partner for peace'

Israeli statesman Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Friday, as leaders from around the world gathered to honor his seven-decade career.

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Could Russia be close to ending its use of 'baby boxes'?

A proposed bill would shut down a program that allows mothers to leave newborn infants anonymously in a box at a medical facility without legal repercussions.

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How Apple made it easier to hack iTunes backups with iOS 10

A Russian cybersecurity firm exploited changes in iPhone and iPad software to expose passwords used to protect encrypted data. Experts say it's a technique that law enforcement could use to break into Apple products.

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In former FARC zones, Colombians hope for peace but grapple over vote

After almost four years of negotiations and an official peace accord between the government and the FARC, Colombians will vote this weekend on the future of peace. Few see it as an easy choice.

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How to pick a password manager

After the Yahoo breach exposed personal data about 500 million users, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves online. That's where password managers come in. 

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Comparing himself to Hitler, Philippines President Duterte draws rebukes

In remarks on Friday, President Duterte likened his war on drugs to Hitler’s crimes against Jews, drawing strong criticism abroad. At home, however, many Filipinos support his harsh tactics.

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Turkey's state of emergency may be extended, Erdogan hints

Extending the controversial emergency rule would strengthen Turkey's fight against terrorism, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. 

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With civilian drone competition, Iran battles against brain drain

At a manicured technology park outside Tehran, drone builders vied for prize money. But the contest also sought to provide team members with hope for a future in Iran.

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UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

The U.N.'s humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council that the conditions had descended into the "merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe."

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At United Nations, Pakistan flags rising tension with India

Pakistan's U.N. envoy asked to informally brief the Security Council on the country's escalating tension with neighboring India.

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of U.S. Sept. 11 law

The foreign ministry expressed hope that the U.S. Congress would correct the legislation.

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Sisters found dead in villa on African island

The bodies of Annie Korkki and Robin Korkki were found in their resort villa last week in Seychelles.

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Is Sudan using chemical weapons on civilians in Darfur?

Darfur has slipped off the international public's radar. Will a new report alleging the use of chemical weapons against civilians revive it?

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For French protester, a surprising discovery in Calais migrant 'Jungle'

Nicole Cordier was among those in Calais demanding the end of the Jungle migrant camp, near the French end of the Channel Tunnel. Then she decided to visit.

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His mission to fix leaky taps has saved millions of gallons of water

Aabid Surti was irked when he saw water wasted by dripping taps. Now he’s visited 13,000 homes in the suburbs of Mumbai to fix leaks.

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Digital attack on journalist raises specter of online censorship

After an unprecedented online assault took down cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs's influential cybersecurity blog, he was able to return to the web because of a new service that protects journalists and activists from online censorship. 

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Tokyo looks for cost-cutting changes, as estimated Olympic bill soars

After a panel of experts estimated the costs of hosting the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo at $30 billion, officials are searching for ways to mitigate expenses. 

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World leaders pay respects ahead of Shimon Peres’s funeral

Ahead of Shimon Peres's memorial service, which will be held on Friday, world leaders have paid their respects to a statesman whose seven-decade career helped lead the country in both war and peace.

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