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Women and children evacuated from war-torn Syrian city

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There was some small relief in the Syrian city of Homs over the weekend, when some of the city’s residents were evacuated during a three-day ceasefire brokered by the Russians. Continue reading

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American Athletes Go For Olympic Gold in Russia

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The Winter Olympics have officially opened in Sochi, Russia and organizers hope to shift the focus away from controversies over human rights and corruption to the celebration of athletic competition. Continue reading

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Olympics spur protests against Russia’s anti-gay law

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In response to international protests against a controversial Russian gay propaganda law, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rebuked world leaders who have shunned the games for political reasons. Continue reading

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Syria peace talks end without agreement

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The Syrian peace talks ended Friday without any agreement. However, U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said the fact that the two sides met at…read more

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Young divers take big risks in the Philippines’ underwater mines

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Children in some poor rural communities in the Philippines, some as young as 13, are making a living for their families by diving…read more

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