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In The Midst Of War, Ukraine Marks Its Independence

Ukraine marks 23 years of independence from the former Soviet Union on Sunday, but with a war going on in the east, there seems to be little for Ukrainians to celebrate.
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Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea

Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.
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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?
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Foley's Death Highlights Plight Of Journalists In Syria

American photojournalist James Foley was killed this past week by militants from the Islamic State. Tess Vigeland speaks with Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the targeting of journalists in Syria.
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Foley's Death Highlights Plight Of Journalists In Syria

American photojournalist James Foley was killed this past week by militants from the Islamic State. Tess Vigeland speaks with Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the targeting of journalists in Syria.
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Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles

Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it melts through the ice, scientists warn.
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Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.
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U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq

The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."
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Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane

Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese jet that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.
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Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid

Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.

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