•   Following Their Dreams

    Following Their Dreams

    Beads for Education helps girls in Kenya go to school and create brighter futures

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  • A Heroic Return

    A Heroic Return

    Women's-education activist Malala Yousafzai goes back to school

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  • Trouble in North Korea

    Trouble in North Korea

    As tensions rise between the neighboring countries, North Korean officials warn foreigners to leave South Korea

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  •   Cyprus Bailout the Latest in Eurozone Woes

    Cyprus Bailout the Latest in Eurozone Woes

    A solution was reached Monday, March 25, to avert a large-scale banking crisis that has overtaken the small island nation of Cyprus over the last few weeks. After worries that major commercial banks in Cyprus might not be able to sustain long-term debt, major European lenders threatened to cut off short-term loans to Cyprus unless the country made a substantial push to lower its debt.

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  • Civil War in Syria Raises Questions About When to Intervene

    Civil War in Syria Raises Questions About When to Intervene

    Over the past year and a half the world has watched the events in Syria transition from civil unrest to violent conflict to all-out civil war. This has led to a humanitarian crisis that has displaced hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians. With the war raging on and the death toll nearing 20,000, the international community is trying to assist refugees, monitor the fighting, and hold responsible parties accountable for the death and destruction.

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  •   Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons Could Be “Game-Changer”

    Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons Could Be “Game-Changer”

    New allegations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against its people has forced President Barack Obama to reconsider whether or not to intervene militarily in the civil war that has already killed over 70,000 Syrians.

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  • Kenyans Vote in Tense Presidential Elections

    Kenyans Vote in Tense Presidential Elections

    Millions of Kenyans stood in long lines March 4 to vote in the country’s first presidential election in six years with memories of the violence that followed the last vote.

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  • 14-Year-Old Girl Shot for Going to School in Pakistan

    14-Year-Old Girl Shot for Going to School in Pakistan

    Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who dared to speak out against a ban on female education, was shot in the head by gunmen who stopped a school van and asked for her by name.

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  • Syrian Fighting Spills Over Into Bordering States

    Syrian Fighting Spills Over Into Bordering States

    Violence from the Syrian Civil War has started to spill over into neighboring Middle Eastern countries Lebanon and Jordan. On Sunday, October 19, a car bomb exploded in broad daylight in central Beirut, killing top Lebanese intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan, his bodyguard and one bystander.

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  • African "World War" Flares in Congo

    African "World War" Flares in Congo

    For the last two decades fighting in the Central East African countries of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed between three and six million people do to a combination of ethnic violence, genocide, extreme poverty, starvation and infectious disease that International Rescue Committee has called Africa's "World War."

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  • Trouble in Greece

    Trouble in Greece

    World leaders try to rescue Greece from its debt crisis

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