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Joyous South Africans pop champagne to celebrate Trevor Noah's taking over for Jon Stewart

Monday, March 30, 2015

The 31-year-old comic has faced bigger challenges than running "The Daily Show." One of them: growing up mixed-race in apartheid-era South Africa. Sometimes, he says, "I felt like a bag of weed."

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Why isn't America evacuating its citizens in Yemen?

Monday, March 30, 2015

As bombs fall, China, India and Pakistan have evacuated their nationals. Why not us, asks Bronx-born 20-year-old Summer Nasser? The State Department, which has evacuated government personnel and families, says it has no plans to evacuate ordinary US citizens.

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Purvi Patel faces 20 years in prison for feticide and child neglect

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indian American mother Purvi Patel already had become Indiana's first woman convicted of feticide, for what she said was a miscarriage. Now she's been sentenced to 20 years in prison, alarming advocates for immigrants and reproductive rights.

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Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire, but no one knows what deal may emerge

Monday, March 30, 2015

The US and other international powers are trying to nail down a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. But with only a day to go until their self-imposed March 31 deadline, no one yet knows what kind of deal may emerge — if any at all.

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'I am strong — I am not a victim,' says this Turkish 'co­-mayor'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Married off before graduating high school, spending years in an abusive relationship, 34-year-old Berivan Elif Kilic rises to become one of 46 women appointed ''co-mayors'' of communities in Turkey. “I want other women to take over after I’m done,” she says.

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In Minnesota, ISIS may be building on the recruiting networks once used by other terror groups

Friday, March 27, 2015

This Somali American was devastated when his teenage nephew traveled from Minneapolis to Mogadishu to join the extremists of al-Shabab. Now ISIS seems to be using the same recruiting networks to lure American teens to Syria and Iraq.

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This musician has a half-billion video views. So who the hell is he?

Friday, March 27, 2015

He's sold millions of albums in Europe and is an internet star. Kanye West and Lorde have collaborated with him, and President Obama has one of his CDs. He's Belgian hip hop artist Stromae, whose Rwandan father was killed in that nation's genocide and is now trying to make it in the US.

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Nigeria's choices for president: a former military ruler or a corrupt incumbent

Friday, March 27, 2015

Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.

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After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US

Friday, March 27, 2015

After a year in a Syrian jail being tortured by the regime's police, activist Karam Al Hamad finally escaped to Turkey. He says he'll only feel safe once he gets to escape the region and come to the US for a fellowship, but the road is proving even harder than he expected.

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After the Germanwings crash, airline pilots are seen as possible threats

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 is said to have deliberately crashed his plane, killing 150 people. Problem is, there are no cockpit security procedures to prevent a pilot who wants to crash an airplane from doing so.

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Hope is all but gone in Syria, but some in the country still work for change

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Most people who live in Damascus fear voicing an opinion that doesn't echo that of either the government or the armed opposition. But some residents reject the bitter polarization that divides their country.

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Once thwarted by the Boston bombings, this marathoner prepares for the Paris Marathon post-Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mackenzie Loy was stopped before the finish line after the Boston Marathon bombings, so she ran and finished last year. Now she's running the first Paris Marathon to take place after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — but that hasn't shaken her resolve.

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Along Ukraine's ceasefire line, war is 'crowdfunded'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Freelance fighters are raising money for spy drones. Spin doctors are manufacturing false stories. Welcome to Ukraine's cease-fire, a term that makes people on both sides of the line laugh.

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From the Revolution to Bowe Bergdahl, desertion has a long history in the US

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The US military has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion for allegedly leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. It's one of the only high-profile cases of the crime in recent decades, but it's far from rare in the US military.

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Yemen's 'turf battle' just got a lot bigger — and a lot more dangerous

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Houthi takeover of much of Yemen has turned into a regional power struggle, as a Saudi-led military coalition has started attacking Houthi targets in Yemen. The intervention could now have far wider implications outside of Yemen, including at the nuclear negotiating table.

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If North Korea is a land of lies, where does the truth begin?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blaine Harden wrote a best-selling book about North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk. Years later, Shin revealed that parts of his story were not true. So, how did Harden know that another defector whose story he told in a second book was telling the truth?

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How returning home to Mexico gets complicated after years in the US

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In this small city in Mexico's Yucatán, the choice between staying near family or earning more in the United States leaves some people restless.

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A crash in Europe lays bare some of aviation's myths

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Don't blame the autopilot for the latest aviation disaster, one pilot says: Humans still have more to do with flying high-tech jets than you think. That and other myths explain a lot about how ordinary people view the airline industry and the accidents it suffers.

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Seven questions you should ask to try to make sure your fish wasn't caught by slaves

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Americans eat far less seafood than they do meat, but there's still a long way to go before they chow down on salmon and shrimp in a truly ethical and sustainable manner. Author Paul Greenberg offers facts and tips for making your daily catch a little greener.

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'They didn't just see a wrestler die, they watched a superhero die'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Perro Aguayo, Jr. was a hero in Mexico, a beloved, larger-than-life figure in the country's wildly popular wrestling. So after Aguayo's death in the ring during a match broadcast across the country, many Mexicans are taking the news hard.

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