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Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.
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Aftershocks Continue In Central Italy After Devastating Quake

Aftershocks continue to rattle the region in central Italy that's still digging out after a midweek earthquake killed more than 260 people. The region is Europe's most quake-prone, and residents are proving resilient.
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'I Just Want To Go Swimming': Burkini Creator On French Ban

Aheda Zanetti is the designer of the burkini. She's disappointed to learn about the burkini ban from beaches in France because she wants burkinis to be seen as a symbols of joy and fitness. She created it to liberate Muslim women too modest to wear Western style swim suits.
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After 4-Year Siege, Rebels And Families Evacuate Darayya, Syria

After years of opposition to the Syrian regime and a brutal siege, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave a town near Damascus — in essence to surrender.
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Before Migrants Reach U.S., Mexico Deports Central Americans

The idea of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has dominated the U.S. presidential election. But efforts in Mexico barring Central Americans from traveling north might doing the job of a wall.
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Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order

Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.
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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
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Top French Court Suspends Riviera Town's Burkini Ban

France's Council of State said the town of Villeneuve-Loubet breached several "fundamental freedoms" by forbidding the swimwear on its beaches. Some 30 towns have instituted such bans this summer.
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The Burkini: A Closer Look At The Swimwear That's Making Headlines

This has definitely been the summer of the burkini. Here's some background on the swimwear that's launched a worldwide debate.
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After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

Rebels and the government have struck an agreement to hand over control of the city in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.

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