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Reaction To Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Muted

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, but a new cease-fire agreement is set to go into effect on Sunday. Two women in Ukraine say they don't expect the truce to last long.
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Weighty Issues Topped Agenda Of European Union Summit

European leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to address a range of crises facing the continent. Terrorism, the Ukraine conflict and Greek debt topped the agenda.
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World Press Photo Of The Year: 2014 Winner

The 58th annual World Press Photo of the year has been selected. 2014 was a year marked by many wars, and so much human suffering. But the winning photo is an image of peace and love.
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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.
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It's Up To Putin To Make Ukraine Ceasefire Stick

Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany worked through the night to hammer out a ceasefire. Robert Siegel talks to Anne Applebaum, foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post and Slate
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Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels

Thursday's summit of EU leaders in Brussels was dominated by news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine, but other crises like Greek debt and the threat of terrorism were also on the agenda.
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Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than six months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history.
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In A Somber Homecoming, Yazidis Grieve And Watch Over Their Dead

With the Islamic State pushed back, Iraq's Yazidis are returning to their villages — and to mass graves. Now, they guard the remains and are calling on the U.N. to document the killings.
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Nicaragua's New Canal Could Be Environmental Disaster, Report Says

Scientists believe the project, which is reportedly underway already, could destroy a million acres of rainforest and contaminate Central America's largest source of drinking water.
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Couples Who Choose Not To Have Children Are 'Selfish,' Pope Says

Francis spoke of a "greedy generation" that is opting not to procreate. His remarks come less than two weeks after he said Catholics do not need to breed "like rabbits."

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