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'This practice should be stopped': Teen girls decry painful illegal 'circumcision'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:44:52 -0500

The U.N. estimates more than 200 million girls and women around the world suffer the consequences of female genital mutilation.

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Global warming roars on: Past four years have been Earth's hottest on record

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:52 -0500

NASA said 2017 was the second-warmest year on record, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it was the third-warmest year.

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Life behind a mask — China's cities still choking on smog

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:15:30 -0500

China's northeastern provinces saw blue winter skies for the first time in a long time, but pollution is still a problem.

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European court rules lesbian woman has no right to paternity leave

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:13:29 -0500

The case was brought by two French women in a civil partnership. One applied for 11 days of paid paternity leave in 2004 after her partner gave birth to their son.

OPEC under pressure to scale back production cuts as oil rally continues

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:27:06 -0500

The surge of Brent crude prices over the last few weeks to $70 may be rattling OPEC, raising questions about the longevity of the collective production cuts.

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Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9% growth in 2017

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:10:27 -0500

China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9% pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years.

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Feds: Iowa man lied about Bosnian killings to gain refugee status

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:28:29 -0500

The Justice Department is seeking to strip 51-year-old Eso Razic of his U.S. citizenship.

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Damaged Navy destroyer to arrive at Mississippi shipyard for repairs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:49:18 -0500

Ingalls Shipbuilding was chosen by the Navy to repair the ship in August and awarded an initial $63 million contract in December.

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Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:13:21 -0500

Pope Francis offered to marry the two flight attendants after learning they had a civil service in 2010 but no church ceremony after earthquake.

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Candy fans get a new taste of that KitKat bar - It's Ruby chocolate

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:36:22 -0500

Nestle is debuting a new Ruby chocolate flavor for its KitKat bar in Japan and South Korea

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Why are so many antelopes dying?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:42:33 -0500

According to a study, a bacteria was present and harmless in the animals bodies before the massive die-off, but became deadly because of unusual changes in temperature.

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Tillerson: U.S. military will remain in Syria

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:46:15 -0500

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence. (Jan.17)

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Elephants and Rohingya Muslim refugees jostle for space in Bangladesh

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:07:22 -0500

The rate of human-elephant conflicts was rising due to deforestation, even before the arrival of the refugees.

Myanmar prosecutors seek charges against detained journalists

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:32:38 -0500

Myanmar sought charges Wednesday against two Reuters journalists who stand accused of breaching the state secrets act, in a case that has renewed fears about press freedom in the country.

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3-month-old elephant rescued after falling down a well

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:18:40 -0500

A baby elephant is back with its herd, safe and sound, after falling into a dry well.

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Embarrassed Romanians apologize to Japan’s prime minister over government's 'disrespectful behavior' during visit

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:54:28 -0500

“Please accept my sincere apologies for the unacceptable and disrespectful behavior of our country’s government,” one Romanian wrote on Facebook.

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52 migrant Uzbek workers killed in Kazakhstan bus fire: reports

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:09:39 -0500

The 1,300 mile long Samara-Shymkent route is used by Uzbek construction workers to travel to and from building sites in Russia.

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Some French men are lamenting 'the end of love as we know it'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:25:45 -0500

The #MeToo movement and the outcry around sexual harassment are sparking unprecedented conversations among men.

Britain appoints its first-ever 'Minister for Loneliness'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:59:14 -0500

For over 9 million Brits, depression can be more than a case of SADs. Now the country is doing something about it. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) explains.

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Explorers claim to have discovered world's biggest cave

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:50:18 -0500

A pair of flippers and a sense of adventure led to the discovery of what explorers are calling the biggest flooded cave on the planet!

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5 major wins for women's rights across the world

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:09:14 -0500

Gender parity is closest in areas of health and education but there are major disparities in economics and political empowerment.

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