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Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil Pipelines

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

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

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

Syria's Famed 'White Helmets' Group Says It's Being Targeted In New Offensive

Warplanes were pounding rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, and a group of volunteer search-and-rescue workers known as the White Helmets says its centers were targeted by airstrikes.

Who Is Responsible For That Pile Of Poop?

To stop open defecation, a U.N.-affiliated group takes villagers on a "walk of shame." But critics raise questions about the ethics of this approach.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A fragile truce in Syria appears to be crumbling after new airstrikes in Aleppo. More than 100 migrants are reported drowned after a boat capsizes off the Egyptian coast. And the U.S. allows Boeing to sell passenger planes to Iran. A panel of journalists joins guest host Amy Walter for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Witness Recounts Deadly Attack On Aid Convoy In Syria

A man who heads a volunteer rescue group in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he was in the office when the convoy arrived — and then he heard the sound of bomb-carrying helicopters.

Criticized Abroad, Philippines' Leader Remains Hugely Popular In Home City

President Rodrigo Duterte has earned many critics for his brutal war on drugs. But in Davao City, where he was mayor for more than 20 years, many say he transformed the city for the better.

There's A 'Glaring' Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease

The U.N. has set the goal of eliminating extreme poverty and reducing the toll of disease by 2030. But there's a surprising obstacle.

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

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.

As Iran's President Touts Openness, Britons Appeal For Release Of Prisoners

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani was at the United Nations this week encouraging the world to work with Iran. But two British men were also there, appealing for the release of relatives held in Iran.