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Egyptian Court Rules Against Government Bid To Give Two Islands To Saudi Arabia
The ruling is an embarrassment for Egypt's government, and a cause for celebration for protesters who saw the proposed handover as an incursion on Egypt's sovereign territory.
Something's Fishy At Manaus Airport In Brazil
If you like to travel and need a unique gift, try Manaus international airport, which is in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. It has what may be the world's only airport fish shop.
After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul
Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous. The scene may soon shift to an area where ISIS has more support.
After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?
British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the economy of the United Kingdom. Six months after the referendum, its economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?
Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?
Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.
An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think
Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.
Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal
Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.
Sparks On The Tracks: Kosovo, Serbia Spar Over Train Stopped At The Border
A train painted with the words "Kosovo is part of Serbia" was turned back before it crossing the Kosovo border. Kosovar leaders saw the train as a provocation, while Serbians say Kosovars overreacted.
Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul University From ISIS, Military Spokesman Says
The capture of the campus marks a crucial step in the bloody, complex fight for the key Iraqi city. But tall challenges still remain for the country's special forces.
Paris Summit Urges Two-State Solution To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The conference, attended by 70 diplomats including Secretary of State John Kerry, nevertheless did not include leaders from the two sides the diplomats mean to reconcile: Israel and Palestinians.
Pardon Sought For Prisoner Who Fought For Puerto Rican Independence
There are calls for President Obama to pardon Oscar López Rivera, who was jailed in connection to a series of bombings by a radical nationalist group. But to some, he's still an unrepentant terrorist.
End Of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented
Unlike other migrants who arrive on American soil without visas, Cubans once had a unique place in U.S. immigration policy. Not anymore.
How Martin Luther King Jr. Changed The Life Of A Street Kid In Kenya
Kennedy Odede was living on the streets, getting into fights. He was looking for hope. And he found it in the story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Iraqi Troops Edge Deeper Into Mosul ? With Caution
After four months of fighting, Iraqi forces have reached the Tigris River that divides Mosul. But it's been slow going and there's plenty of fighting ahead in the densely packed city in northern Iraq.
Iconic South African Vineyards Damaged By Wildfires
South African wildfires ? some caused by human error ? in the verdant wine region have seriously damaged one of the country's oldest vineyards.
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Where rich and poor don't breathe the same air
The first thing Jiang Wang does when she wakes up in the morning is check on her daughter to make sure she's breathing clean air.
Trump slams NATO as 'obsolete'
Donald Trump has given his clearest indication yet that he is ready to ease sanctions on Russia and usher in a new era between the US and its longtime foe.
28 escape in deadly prison break, officials say
At least two inmates are dead after prisoners in Brazil's Piraquara State Penitentiary 1 apparently blasted a hole through a wall and exchanged gunfire with police early Sunday, according to prison officials.
The Saudi women afraid to go home
"This is it," Arwa said as she sat in the US immigration office on the outskirts of Houston, Texas last month. Having fled Saudi Arabia two years earlier, her 7 a.m. appointment would reveal if her application for asylum had been successful or whether she would be forced to leave America.
Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo detainees
Oman has taken in 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the sultanate's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.
The Ugandan 'Cranes' that touched the stars and pleased a murderous dictator
They were the sporting heroes of a nation, the no-hopers that showed up Africa's footballing establishment and whose success saw them showered with gifts by the notorious dictator Idi Amin.
Bahrain executes 3 men convicted in bombing that killed police
Bahrain has executed three men convicted of killing three police officers in a 2014 bombing. The move sparked protests in the island nation and could further raise tensions between the country's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers.
Journey to safety was more terrifying than Aleppo, activists say
When Mojahed left his native Aleppo he thought the worst was over. What could be more terrible than living in the besieged Syrian city people called hell on earth?
Netanyahu: Paris peace conference is 'useless'
John Kerry visits site where he killed a Viet Cong soldier
Iraqi forces seize Mosul University from ISIS
Iraqi-led forces trying to retake Mosul from ISIS have made significant gains after seizing the city's university, a government complex and parts of the east bank of the Tigris River, Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi of the Iraqi counterterrorism forces said Saturday.
Poland welcomes thousands of US troops
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country at a formal ceremony Saturday, saying it was a "great day" that would help ensure Poland's security.
Cuban-Americans react to end of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy
Laura Vianelo remembers the stories of young Cuban migrants who "threw themselves at the sea," only to die in a desperate attempt to set foot on American soil.
Deal reached with soldiers in Ivory Coast?
The government of Ivory Coast and mutinying soldiers reached an agreement Friday evening, the defense ministry said on its Facebook page.
How Germany's open-door refugee policy helps fight terrorism
Donald Trump thinks that Angela Merkel's immigration policies have been a "catastrophic mistake" and has blamed the broader refugee crisis for Britain's decision to leave the EU.
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