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Turkey's Kurds are outraged that they're being prevented from fighting ISIS in Syria

Monday, September 29, 2014

Turkey has shut its border with Syria, near a Kurdish village at risk of being overrun by ISIS. Turkish Kurds are desperate to cross and help fellow their Kurds in Syria.
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America greets India's Prime Minister like a rock star, if a controversial one

Monday, September 29, 2014

The new prime minister got a hero's welcome in New York City. But outside the event, many worried about his connection to Hindu nationalist groups.
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Is ISIS a threat on the US border? Some border patrol agents believe it is — but others say not so fast

Monday, September 29, 2014

Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
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Hong Kong has grabbed headlines around the world — except in Beijing

Monday, September 29, 2014

There might have been a lot of coverage of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but the story barely made a blip in mainland China. Chinese government officials have tightly controlled reporting from Hong Kong, and even blocked Instagram for the first time.
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Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' isn't deterred by clashes with police

Monday, September 29, 2014

Days after demonstrations began in the center of Hong Kong, tens of thousands of demonstrators are still in the streets despite the use of tear gas and pepper spray by the police. And, by all appearances, the pro-democracy protesters are settling in for the long haul.
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Turkey prepares to shift course and take military action against ISIS

Monday, September 29, 2014

After stray shells from an ISIS attack landed in a Turkish village, Turkey deployed tanks to secure its border. The country looks set to approve further military action against ISIS, but public opinion is divided over the conflict.
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The world is actually becoming more peaceful — believe it or not

Monday, September 29, 2014

New research suggests that, despite this summer's headlines, the world is actually more peaceful than most of history
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Some Yazidi women who have escaped ISIS barbarism aren't hopeful for their futures

Friday, September 26, 2014

Figures suggest that thousands of Iraqi women from the minority Yazidi sect are being subjected to rape, forced conversions and forced marriages by the militant group ISIS. But even those who have escaped the violence have uncertain futures.
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America's craft brewers are inspiring beer lovers — and makers — across the globe

Friday, September 26, 2014

It wasn't that long ago that the American beer landscape was a wasteland of watery lagers. But now more than 3,000 breweries and craft brewers like Sean Lewis are churning out world-class beers that influence brewers and beer lovers worldwide.
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One scientist calls the largest marine sanctuary in the world a volcano of fish

Friday, September 26, 2014

In the Pacific Ocean, west and south of Hawaii, is what was until recently one of the largest marine sanctuaries on earth. Now, however, it has been expanded — to nearly six times its original size. And scientists are thrilled.
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A militant Iraqi cleric wants to fight ISIS without US help, and he's far from alone

Friday, September 26, 2014

My enemy's enemy is not my friend, says militant Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. His militia once fought American soldiers and is now mobilizing to take on ISIS, but Sadr and others, even some Iraqi politicians, want no part of US-led airstrikes against the terrorist group.
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Women are the face of India's Mars mission, but they're still the exception

Friday, September 26, 2014

When India celebrated the success of its first Mars mission, a photo of middle-aged female scientists draped in saris became the viral face of that triumph. But that doesn't mean female scientists face an easy path, and Rhitu Chatterjee says much more needs to be done for gender equality.
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Putin's quarrel with Ukraine squeezes Russia's sushi habit

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sushi has taken Russia by storm during Vladimir Putin's 12-year reign as president and prime minister. But Moscow's involvement in Ukraine is making it more difficult for Russians to get their sushi fix.
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Here's how '96 Tears' became a Michigan city's official rock anthem

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 1966, a band of Latino teens put together a hit song that continues to resonate today. It was just named the official rock and roll song of Bay City, Michigan.
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This young photographer brings the stories of immigrant children to light

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quetzal Maucci is the daughter of two immigrant mothers from Peru and Argentina. Growing up in San Francisco, she felt like an outside because of that heritage. Now, she has collected stories and portraits of other children of immigrants in the US to help break the stigma of being an immigrant.
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Frustrated Muslims are 'sorry for algebra' and many other things

Friday, September 26, 2014

Some Muslims have had enough of being told they should apologize for violent Islamic extremists. After President Obama brought the subject up at the UN, many Muslims took to Twitter to sarcastically say "sorry" for everything from algebra to coffee to colorful hijabs.
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US air strikes spark sympathy for Syrian extremist groups in rebel-held areas

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The US air strikes in Syria risk sparking a backlash, and might drive more civilians into the ranks of extremist groups, warn journalists in opposition-held territory in Aleppo and Kafranbel.
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Eric Holder will resign, leaving a mixed legacy on national security issues

Thursday, September 25, 2014

When he joined President Obama's cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to oversee the shutdown of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That never happened, but Holder succeeded in shifting focus back to civilian courts — but also aggressively onto leakers.
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Reading, math and ... Javascript? Coding is now mandatory in English schools

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This month, England launched one of the most ambitious computer education programs in the world. Every child from 5 to 16 will now learn computer programming, and advocates say it's not only vital but easier than you might think to teach schoolkids how to code.
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A worldwide viral hit shows a different side of Ukraine

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Much of the news coming out of Ukraine these days is about the ongoing war against separatists and the violence that has ruined small towns near Donetsk. Then along comes an animated music video by a Kiev-based band called Brunettes Shoot Blondes that's impressed people around the world.
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