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Tatar Men Disappear In Crimea, And Families Fill With Dread

When Russia took over the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea, the government said it would respect the rights of ethnic minorities — like the Sunni Muslim Tatars. But some young Tatar men have gone missing, and the disappearances are causing anxiety in Tatar communities.
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Amid Negotiations With Boko Haram In Nigeria, Violence Continues

Nigeria announced a cease-fire with extremists almost two weeks ago, but the killings, kidnappings and bombings have continued. Nigerians still await the freedom of the schoolgirls abducted in April.
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The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why

The garment industry is still seen as a good partner for jump-starting the economies of undeveloped nations. Manufacturers entering these countries say they're trying to treat workers more ethically.
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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.
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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like well-oiled machine Monday.
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In England's Churches, Boom In New Recruits Changes Nature Of The Clergy

England has seen a boom in young men enrolling in the clergy. The phenomenon has been happening for a decade, so it's not a reflection of the new pope.
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Mourners Remember Canadian Guard Killed Near Parliament

Melissa Block talks to Campbell Clark, chief political reporter at The Globe and Mail, about developments in Canada since last week's shooting.
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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.
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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.
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Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.

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