Rebecca Hersher

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Finding Europe Untenable, More Migrants Return To Their Home Countries

Friday, September 23, 2016

A report finds more than 30,000 migrants have voluntarily left Germany since January. The top three destinations were Albania, Afghanistan or Iraq.

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Selvmord i Grønland: Det er ikke mørket, som dræber dig

Friday, September 23, 2016

Grønland har verdens højeste selvmordsrate. Og teenagedrenge er i højeste risikogruppe.

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Computer Scientists Solve Mystery Of The Ein Gedi Scroll By 'Virtual Unwrapping'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Researchers used a new kind of analysis to make a virtual image of a crumbling ancient scroll from Israel. Biblical scholars were able to read the re-created text, which is from Leviticus.

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Chinese City Urges People To 'Appreciate The Significance Of Having Two Children'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The city of Yichang is calling on couples to serve their country by having a second child, even as harsh fines are announced for families in Beijing who violate the rules on having more than two kids.

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North Korea Accidentally Reveals It Only Has 28 Websites

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A complete list of the websites available to people in North Korea was published online on Tuesday. A security engineer stumbled upon the usually hidden sites with URLs ending in .kp.

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China And Canada Agree To Discuss Potential Extradition Treaty

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Such a treaty would be the first between China and Canada. The U.S. has refused to discuss such an agreement with the Chinese, citing human rights concerns.

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Protests Against Congo's President Turn Deadly

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dozens of people died in violent demonstrations against longtime leader Joseph Kabila on Monday and Tuesday, after the government postponed November's presidential election.

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U.S. Erroneously Grants Citizenship To More Than 850 Immigrants

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

All 858 people had previously been ordered removed from the country. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General says fingerprint records are to blame.

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At U.N., Obama Defends His Foreign Policy: 'We Have Been A Force For Good'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In his final speech before the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama called for a "course-correction" in the fight against extremism and for greater attention to climate change.

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Syrian Military Declares End To Cease-Fire; Aid Convoy Comes Under Attack

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Syrian military accused rebels of violating the seven-day cease-fire and declared the truce over. Trucks carrying food and medicine to an area west of Aleppo were attacked from the air.

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North Carolina Governor Drops 'Bathroom Bill' Lawsuit Against U.S.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory said the suit he filed against the Justice Department, which defends a bill that regulates who uses what bathrooms and allows for discrimination against LGBT people, is too expensive.

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U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital Is Expensive, Late And Poorly Built, Report Finds

Friday, September 02, 2016

The $14.6 million Gardez Hospital in eastern Afghanistan is over budget and might be too expensive for local health authorities to run on their own.

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Massive 'Doughnut' Reef Discovered Behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Friday, September 02, 2016

The reef structure covers more than 2,000 square miles north of the Great Barrier Reef. What might live there and even what it looks like up close, is still largely a mystery.

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Deadly Protests Shake Gabon After Allegations Of Election Fraud

Thursday, September 01, 2016

After official results were announced showing the incumbent president had won, protesters called for a vote recount and set fire to parliament. The military retaliated, killing at least three people.

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Fast-Growing Idaho Wildfire Could Keep Burning Until October

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Pioneer Fire in the Idaho backcountry has been burning since July, but it exploded in size this week during hot, dry weather. Smoke from the blaze has created a monstrous cloud visible from space.

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African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A census of African savanna elephants in 15 countries between 2007 and 2014 found the population decreased by 144,000 animals.

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In 36 Hours, More Than 10,000 People Are Rescued In The Mediterranean

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Italian navy and aid groups rescued 3,000 people coming from Libya on Tuesday and nearly 7,000 on Monday. Italy is struggling to handle the load.

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Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable, U.N. Health Officials Warn

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The World Health Organization released new treatment guidelines that acknowledge an entire class of antibiotics is now all but useless against the sexually transmitted disease.

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1 Day, 40 Boats, Thousands Of People Rescued Trying To Get To Europe

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In 24 hours, the Italian navy and aid groups rescued 6,500 people from wooden and rubber boats off the coast of Libya. The migrants did not have enough fuel to reach Europe.

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Scientists Divided Over How Lucy Died

Monday, August 29, 2016

A new study suggests the 3.2 million-year-old hominin died when she fell from a tree and fractured her bones. But other paleoanthropologists say the breaks happened after she died.

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