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The extremists who killed James Foley are as brutal as they are Internet savvy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Among the many disturbing aspects of the execution of journalist James Foley is the fact that it was part of a deliberate PR campaign. Groups like ISIS rely on hundreds of tech-savvy foreign fighters from the West to disseminate their radical vision — often with success.
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An anti-war Israeli couple tells the story of their isolation after admitting to being against the war

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
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'In a dark place like Syria, just saying the truth is something more valuable than you can imagine'

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After surviving a siege and chemical weapons, Qusai Zakarya became an activist in his native Syria. Now in the US, he reflects on the death of "true martyr" James Foley, the American journalist who died at the hands of ISIS this week — and blasts the Obama administration for not acting in Syria.
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How one young boy fleeing violence in Central America faced danger at a US detention facility

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There is worry that young Central American migrants — now housed in residential shelters throughout the US — face abuse during their stays.
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They'll never admit it, but many countries pay ransoms to get their hostages back

Thursday, August 21, 2014

If you're being held hostage by terrorists overseas and you're French or Spanish, there's a good chance your government will find a way to free you — by paying a ransom through indirect means. If you're American or British, your best bet is to try and escape — or hope for a daring military raid.
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The pact between Hitler and Stalin that paved the way for World War II was signed 75 years ago

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."
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Coral reefs can communicate with fish, and many of them are crying for help

Thursday, August 21, 2014

With corals in trouble around the world, researchers are examining the role of smell in telling fish to come to a healthy reef or stay away. That may help scientists find ways to manipulate the smells to help damaged reefs recover.
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A Trinidadian immigrant reflects on her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.
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South Africa's most popular soap opera fires its cast

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Too young and too restless? The management of South Africa's most popular soap opera certainly think so. They've just fired the show's cast for demanding more money.
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At the very worst of times, James Foley's family demonstrates strength and faith

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sustained by a strong Catholic faith, family members of American journalist James Foley were known by friends and colleagues for their strength and warmth during Foley's long captivity in Syria.
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How fear is hampering the response to the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is an emergency for several countries in West Africa. But the international response has been slow. One reason is fear.
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This Russian man got three years in prison for trying to protect a fellow protester

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to protest against the Russian government — because the consequences of protesting can be so sever.
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If you're a kidnapped American hoping for help from the government, 'that isn’t going to happen'

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

James Foley's kidnapping and murder is a sad trend in the war in Syria, but it's paying off for terrorist groups. They've collected millions of dollars in ransoms, and journalist David Rohde, who spent seven months in Taliban captivity, says current kidnapping policies aren't keeping journalists safe.
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32 stories above Moscow, an unusual protest unfurls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An unusual protest in took place 32 stories above Moscow on Wednesday. There, attached to the iconic Soviet star atop a famous apartment building, an unnamed protester unfurled the Ukrainian flag and gave a shot in the arm to Russians opposed to intervention in Ukraine.
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Photos show the struggles women in Mozambique face getting health care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.
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Hundreds of Britons, including the man who killed James Foley, are fighting for ISIS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The man who executed American reporter James Foley spoke with a British accent, presumably one of hundreds of British nationals that authorities think are fighting alongside members of ISIS. So why are they there, and how can they be stopped?
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Remembering Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar — the man who brought yoga to the US

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BKS Iyengar was known as the man who introduced the ancient Indian practice of yoga to the world. He died on Wednesday, age 95.
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This Ohio greenhouse is taking cues on growing orchids from the masters — the Dutch

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When you think of flowers, you might think of Holland. But the owners of an Oberlin, Ohio, greenhouse are working with the Dutch — as well as flower growers from 12 other countries — to master the art of growing the perfect orchid.
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Iceland's largest volcano might blow its stack

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Scientists say a rash of small earthquakes suggest that Iceland's largest volcano is about to blow. That could mean trouble for trans-Atlantic travelers but likely would be no big deal for local — and might even lead to a tourism boom.
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A veteran conflict reporter had to go to Ferguson to get arrested for the first time

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.
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