Paris on her mind

...border with Switzerland."I think it's very sad," said Kirsten Streefkerk, a fellow Rotary exchange student from South Africa. "I feel sorry for Nina, because it did hurt her, and I could see that."Lacroix reached her family after getting word...
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...doesn't believe the United States should be a permanent place of relocation for the refugees and that he thinks Europe, Asia or Africa are logically the best places for resettlement or temporary asylum.CALIFORNIA (218)Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says he'll...
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Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...Iraq is in itself not new as a concept. The group's affiliates have carried out attacks across the Middle East and north Africa and there have been attacks beyond the region that were blamed on IS loyalists. But such high-profile successive cases of...
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Armed groups target elephants

...challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies...stalked by - poachers who are slaughtering Africa's elephants and other wildlife.Such...asked U.N. peacekeepers and the U.S. Africa Command to send aircraft for a rescue...
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Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...moon that pushes the tides even higher.Faye and thousands of others on these tiny islands and villages in this part of West Africa are living on the frontline of climate change: Not only are water levels here now higher than they used to be, droughts and...
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On the Trails: Magpies

...other subspecies. There are other geographically isolated subspecies-one in northeastern Siberia, one in extreme northwest Africa, and one in (of all places!) a small mountain range in Saudi Arabia. All the others are found in Eurasia, from the UK...
Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...of a U.S.-led coalition bombing suspected IS targets in Syria and Iraq and also has troops fighting Islamic militants in Africa - "will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group."The Islamic State group claimed responsibility in an...
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Veterans Day around the United States

...Sordill. He was a medical officer who earned the nation's third-highest decoration for valor, the Silver Star, in North Africa in 1943.The group was able to contact relatives, and the medals were returned to the family during a ceremony Tuesday in...
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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...that they hoped contained gold - started about five years ago, according to veteran dealers.It's now like a Deadwood in Africa.In a mining camp in the village of Lujinji, prostitutes stand provocatively near the entrance of a nightclub which has rooms...
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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...Ethiopia - President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped...delivered only by a Western leader viewed in Africa as a local son."The future of Africa is up to Africans," Obama said during a trip...
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