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Sep 18, 2014
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‘Refugees Welcome!’ is more than a slogan in Germany

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Twelve-year-old Assrien arrived from Al-Malikiyah in northeastern Syria five months ago, but today she chatters away in German.

Assrien plays soccer with German children on a makeshift field at a community event in Berlin’s Reinickendorf district. There are live performances, children’s activities, and food stalls designed to bring together refugees and locals to promote friendliness between the groups.

Apr 9, 2014
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Young professionals in Bangalore favour Modi’s promise, shrug off riots

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As far as Vinod Hegde is concerned, Indian prime minister candidate Narendra Modi bears no responsibility for the 2002 Gujarat riots. More to the point, Hegde doesn’t care.

Hegde, a 26-year-old stockbroker in Bangalore, said that for people like him, the Gujarat chief minister is the only choice to lead India after countrywide parliamentary elections that began this week.

Jan 2, 2014
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Syrian refugee schools flourish in southern Turkey

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Reyhanli, Turkey – In a classroom in southern Turkey, 8-year-old children proudly display their colored-pencil drawings. They include images of the things that make them happiest: hearts, houses and other images typical for children their age. They also show anti-aircraft missiles and revolutionary flags.

Syrian girls attending Al Salam school draw pictures in a workshop with the program Zeitouna in Reyhanli, Turkey, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (Credit: Clare Richardson)

Dec 10, 2013
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Albanian ‘blood feuds’ force families into isolation

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Shkodër, Albania – Bilal Ademi remembers the day when 70 men in his family were forced into hiding. On May 18, 2010, Ademi’s cousin, a policeman, shot and killed another officer while on duty.

Bilal Ademi gestures while recounting the story of his family’s situation in his home in Mushan, Albania on Nov. 15 2013. Bilal’s cousin, a policeman, shot and killed a fellow officer in a dispute, sparking a blood feud with the victim’s family. (Nick St.Oegger)

Sep 5, 2013
via World Wrap

Checking Kerry’s “good guys” in Syria

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U.S. intelligence contradicts Kerry’s claims, Egyptian interior minister escapes assassination attempt, and Mexican president prepares reform blitz. Today is Tuesday, September 5 – Shana Tova! – and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presents the administration’s case for U.S. military action against Syria to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Aug 28, 2013
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Britain asks U.N. approval for military action in Syria

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Britain seeks U.N. authorization for Syria strike, North Korea acts like a better neighbor, and deadly violence sweeps Iraq and Afghanistan. Today is Wednesday, August 28 – 50 years since Martin Luther King made his famous “I have a dream” speech – and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.

Free Syrian Army fighters escort a convoy of U.N. vehicles carrying a team of United Nations chemical weapons experts during their visit at one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus’ suburbs of Zamalka, August 28, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Aug 23, 2013
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Obama dawdles as clock ticks in Syria

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Time running out for chemical weapons inspection in Syria, Egyptian general’s U.S. days revealed, and Fukushima suffers from a quick fix. Today is Friday, August 23, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.

A youth, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, is treated at a hospital in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus, August 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Aug 16, 2013
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Egypt on the brink as protests turn violent again

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The U.S. walks a tightrope over Egypt, car bomb strikes Hezbollah stronghold, and proxy war riles Iran’s Arab minority. Today is Friday, August 16 – the one-year anniversary of South Africa’s mine killings – and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans in Cairo, August 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

Aug 15, 2013
via World Wrap

Egypt’s state of emergency recalls Mubarak era

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Islamists storm building in Cairo, Iraq security slips, and war shrine visit enrages Japan’s neighbors. Today is Thursday, August 15, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.

Riot police and army personnel take their positions during clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo, August 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Aug 14, 2013
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Egypt declares state of emergency after government crackdown

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Egypt imposes curfew after deadly day, anarchists gain favor in Athens, and Japan plans tricky nuclear cleanup. Today is Wednesday, August 14, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi flee from tear gas and rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes, on a bridge leading to Rabba el Adwia Square where they are camping, in Cairo, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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