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Amazon tribal leader seeks police protection following death threats

Amazon tribal leader seeks police protection following death threats

Davi Kopenawa, a prominent leader of the Amazon's Yanomami tribe, fears for his life and has requested police protection.
JC Finley
Liberia shutters schools in response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia shutters schools in response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia announced Wednesday it will close all schools and place non-essential government employees on mandatory leave to stem the spread of the Ebola virus.
JC Finley
Ebola outbreak prompts Peace Corps withdrawal from West Africa

Ebola outbreak prompts Peace Corps withdrawal from West Africa

The Peace Corps announced Wednesday the evacuation of 340 volunteers from the three West African countries most affected by the deadly Ebola virus outbreak.
JC Finley
U.N. aviation agency acknowledges complexity of ensuring flight safety over conflict zones

U.N. aviation agency acknowledges complexity of ensuring flight safety over conflict zones

The U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization met Tuesday to discuss the risks posed to civilian aircraft flying over conflict zones.
JC Finley
Turkish Deputy PM doesn't want women laughing in public

Turkish Deputy PM doesn't want women laughing in public

Turkish Deputy PM Bülent Arınç faced some backlash on social media Wednesday after he said women should not laugh in public to protect their chastity.
Aileen Graef
Iran rejects State Dept.'s Religious Freedom Report

Iran rejects State Dept.'s Religious Freedom Report

The Iranian government has denounced the U.S. Department of State's findings in its just-released 'International Religious Freedom Report for 2013.'
JC Finley
Genocide trial for Khmer Rouge leaders begins

Genocide trial for Khmer Rouge leaders begins

Two surviving members of the Khmer Rouge went on trial for genocide in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
G7 urges Russia de-escalate crisis with Ukraine or face 'intensified' costs

G7 urges Russia de-escalate crisis with Ukraine or face 'intensified' costs

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, G7 members expressed their "grave concern" about Russian aggression toward neighboring Ukraine.
JC Finley
Fire destroys England's Eastbourne Pier

Fire destroys England's Eastbourne Pier

Eastboune Pier, a popular resort in East Sussex, England, burned Wednesday in a spectacular fire that destroyed the iconic Victorian landmark.
Ed Adamczyk
Ban Ki-moon: 'Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children'

Ban Ki-moon: 'Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children'

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denounced the Israeli bombing of a second U.N. school in Gaza Wednesday, saying there is "nothing more shameful."
Aileen Graef
Prominent Uighur scholar charged in China with 'separatism'

Prominent Uighur scholar charged in China with 'separatism'

Chinese authorities have formally charged Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur academic and economics professor at Beijing's Minzu University, with "separatism."
JC Finley
Jihadist books in French supermarkets draw complaints

Jihadist books in French supermarkets draw complaints

Books allegedly urging violent jihad are for sale in French bookstores and supermarkets, prompting calls for their removal.
Ed Adamczyk
Yemen gas price protests leaves one dead

Yemen gas price protests leaves one dead

Protests in Sanaa, Yemen, over a sudden increase in gasoline prices Wednesday left one woman dead, witnesses said.
Ed Adamczyk
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons observed July 30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons observed July 30

July 30 has been designated by the U.N. as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to "raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking..."
JC Finley
17 dead in landslide after rains in India

17 dead in landslide after rains in India

A landslide, following heavy rains, killed at least 17 people in Malin, a village near Pune in western India, Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukrainian official: Rebels placed mines to block access to MH17 crash site

Ukrainian official: Rebels placed mines to block access to MH17 crash site

Access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site remains a challenge for international investigators.
JC Finley
Argentina prepares to default on bonds

Argentina prepares to default on bonds

Argentina's economics minister Axel Kicillof will make one more attempt to prevent the country from defaulting on its bonds Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Iran releases husband of detained American journalist

Iran releases husband of detained American journalist

On Tuesday, Iran released one of four journalists who have been detained since last week for unknown reasons.
JC Finley
Ebola is a threat to U.K. warns Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Ebola is a threat to U.K. warns Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

The Ebola virus, which has already killed more than 670 people in Africa, is a serious threat to Britain, warns U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
Evan Bleier
Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I

Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I

Commemorations have begun across Europe, noting the 100th anniversary of the start of world War I.
Ed Adamczyk
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