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In Iraq, Anbar Province Remains Fiercely Contested

Over the last few weeks, Islamic State fighters in Iraq have been on the offensive in Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. We look at the latest on efforts to drive back the extremists.
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Families Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Skeptical Of Boko Haram Truce

The Nigerian military announced on Friday that it had reached a truce with Boko Haram militants. The agreement includes the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago.
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In Brazil, Conservationists Worried New Congress Could Harm Amazon

The make up of Brazil's new legislative body will have a big impact on the world because of a surge in the so-called ruralist bloc and their track record on environmental protections in the Amazon.
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Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.
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At London's Tincan, Eating Canned Fish Is The Height Of Luxury

One of the city's newest restaurants aims to elevate canned fish to an object of desire. There's no kitchen and no chef. The owners argue that tinned goods can be a greener gourmet choice.
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3-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Proposes To Nurse

And she says yes! Ibrahim is one of three brothers who lost their mother to Ebola — but survived. While waiting to be reunited with his dad, the little boy fell in love.
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Nigerian Truce With Boko Haram Raises Hopes For Schoolgirls' Release

The deal, announced by the country's defense chief, included negotiations for the release of more than 200 girls who were abducted by the extremist group in April.
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Bermuda Braces For Hurricane Gonzalo

The hurricane will hit the British island territory, where residents are making preparations, later today as a Category 4 storm.
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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?
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Hong Kong Police Launch Dawn Raid To Dismantle Protest Site

Officers moved into the camp in the city's congested Mong Kok district, rousing sleeping protesters and clearing the road of metal and bamboo barricades set up by pro-democracy demonstrators.

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