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Pope Announces 20 New Cardinals, With Homelands From Myanmar To Mexico

Some of the prelates come from countries that have never before been represented at such a high level in the Catholic Church — including Tonga and Cape Verde.
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Boko Haram Reportedly Seizes Nigerian Army Base

The capture of the base and adjoining town is the latest attack by the extremist groups, which is also responsible for the mass kidnapping of school-aged girls in April.
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North Korea: New Sanctions Prove U.S. 'Inveterate Repugnancy'

The statement by an unnamed foreign ministry official in Pyongyang comes two days after President Obama slapped new sanctions on the hard-line regime.
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More Bodies, Wreckage, Recovered From AirAsia Flight

Search-and-rescue teams have recovered another four bodies from the Java Sea, bringing the number to 34 from the crash of Flight QZ8501, which was carrying 162 passengers when it went down a week ago.
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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.
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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.
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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.
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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.
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After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.
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Israel To Freeze Tax Revenue To The Palestinians

The move to cut off about $127 million a month in funding follows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to push for joining the International Criminal Court.

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