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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

“U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming a ...

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Cai Dongjia: China's 'godfather of crystal meth' executed

The ex-Communist Party chief protected drug makers in a notorious crystal meth village, reports say.

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Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since ...

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Refugee homes in Lebanon have been flooded

More than a third of Lebanon's population is refugees. Storm Norma's left many of their homes flooded.

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun is granted asylum after fleeing her family in a drama that captured world headlines.

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US Black Men Wrongly Accused of Rape, Receive Pardons 70 Years Later

Four black men who were wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old white girl in the southern U.S. state of Florida 70 years ago, received pardons ...

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‘Smiling face’: Saudi teen fleeing family is granted asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, used social media to press her appeals for refugee status after breaking from her family and flying to Thailand.

Syrian refugees hardest hit in 'worst storm' to hit Lebanon in years

Aid workers in the area say that some 600 refugee families were forced to evacuate their homes, braving rain, sleet and strong winds to find shelter. They trudged through sewage water to get to shelter.

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US Apparel Firm Cuts off Chinese Factory in Internment Camp

A U.S. supplier of T-shirts and other team apparel to college bookstores cut its ties Wednesday with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups. In recent years, authorities in the far west Chinese region of Xinjiang have detained an estimated 1 million Uighurs and Kazakhs in ...

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Saudi woman's refugee campaign sparks online debate

After Rahaf al-Qunun fled Saudi Arabia she turned to social media to campaign for asylum.

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Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence ...

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Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status

The ruling by the United Nations clears the way for an asylum request by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who had hoped to go to Australia.

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, leaves a Thai hotel where she took refuge, in the care of the UN refugee agency.

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Florentin Pogba: Guinea international on trial at Spanish club Elche

Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba is on a week-long trial at Elche in the hope of securing a contract with the Spanish second division club.

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Caf president Ahmad confirms Guinea will host 2025 Nations Cup

Guinea will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, according to Caf president Ahmad who visited the country on Sunday.

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Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as ...

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Paul Pogba's mother gets Guinea federation role

Paul Pogba's mother Yeo Mathias Moriba is appointed as an ambassador for women's football by the Guinea federation.

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Manson Follower Beausoleil Recommended for Parole 

A California parole panel has for the first time recommended that Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil be freed after nearly a half-century in prison.    California's incoming governor, Gavin Newsom, could block Thursday's decision in coming months. Gov. Jerry Brown has consistently stopped releases for followers of the cult leader, who ...

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Which country has the most languages?

Papua New Guinea has about eight million people, but more than 800 languages.

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Top US Commander in Afghanistan Sees Peace Opportunity in 2019

The top U.S general in Afghanistan told NATO troops on Tuesday to prepare themselves to deal with "positive processes or negative consequences" as peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end a 17-year war gain momentum. General Scott Miller, who commands U.S. forces and the NATO-led non-combat Resolution Support (RS) mission in ...

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(Im)migration News Recap, Dec. 23-29

Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, so we created a weekly digest of the ...

India in 2019: Four things to look out for

This year brought big changes to Indian society. The Supreme Court decriminalized gay sex and scrapped an outdated adultery law, both relics of the ...

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African Champions League: Draw for group phase is made in Cairo

African Champions League holders Esperance of Tunisia will face Horoya of Guinea, Orlando Pirates of South Africa and FC Platinum of Zimbabwe in the ...

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Rights Activists Fear China's Human Rights Record Will Deteriorate

In China, 2018 has been a year that rights defenders worldwide say was extremely repressive, particularly when it comes to religious ...

Syrian Civil War Fast Facts

View CNN's Fast Facts on Syria's Civil War to learn more about the on-going conflict, the escalating refugee crisis, and to view a timeline of events.

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Boston Marathon Bomber's Lawyers Want Conviction Overturned

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a federal appeals court to overturn his conviction and death sentence imposed for his role in the 2013 attack.  In a 500-page brief the lawyers argued that Tsarnaev did not receive a fair trial because the presiding judge refused to move the case away from the city where the bomb ... /
NYC to rename streets to honor Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan

The New York City Council voted on Friday to honor three music legends in their home borough with streets named in them: the Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), the Wu-Tang Clan and Woody Guthrie. Local culture advocate LeRoy McCarthy ...

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