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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Colombia's government announced Sunday it is pardoning 30 jailed members of the FARC in what it called a confidence-building measure as it pursues peace talks with the leftist guerrilla group.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on Sunday issued legal measures aimed at ending violence against women, arguing that full respect for them was essential for a truly democratic society.
Ugandan gays hope the pope will speak out for them
Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda. Church leaders, however, are praying he'll avoid the issue altogether.
Syrian soccer player-turned-refugee in Iraq mulls options
For a while, it seemed Nosheen Hanaan's dream was coming true: The budding star qualified to be goalie on Syria's national soccer team at the age of 18 after earning a reputation for his fierce blocking on al-Hurriya, a league team from the northern city of Aleppo.
On polluted Rio island, Brazilian ecologist Sergio Ricardo is dreaming of a miracle
Striding through garbage and abandoned fuel installations on an island in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, Brazilian ecologist Sergio Ricardo comes to an unexpected conclusion: "It's a miracle."
A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare -- but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of bias.
Monday, November 23, 2015
The torrent of mud and toxic mineral waste that buried a Brazilian village earlier this month has reached the Atlantic Ocean after a long passage down the Doce river, officials said.
Homicides of transgender women in US reach high
For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger and mourning.
'We don't target civilians' in Yemen: coalition
The Saudi-led coalition's combat planning chief on Saturday defended the air war in Yemen against widespread international concern about high numbers of civilian casualties.
"Leave" campaigners in Britain's EU membership referendum battle are struggling to get themselves organized, with two rival groups squabbling over a war chest and populist figurehead Nigel Farage stuck in the middle.
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