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India boiling over

International | Clashes between Hindus and Muslims turn violent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/03/20, 05:01 pm

Broken glass and charred vehicles litter the streets in the New Delhi neighborhoods where Hindu rioters beat, lynched, and burned Muslims in their homes last week. At least 43 people died and hundreds of others were injured, some by security forces that joined the attackers. India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party received international condemnation for the violence, but the United States continued to support the party’s leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ben Curtis

Locusts plague East Africa

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/28/20, 11:17 am

Locusts have swarmed Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda in the worst infestation that some parts of the region have seen in 70 years. Now, a small group of desert locusts has entered the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time since 1944. Reports of swarms have also come in from Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania, and South Sudan. In a joint statement, United Nations relief agencies called the locusts “a scourge of biblical proportions” and “a graphic and shocking reminder of this region’s vulnerability.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo

Libya’s international war

International | Outside nations and stakeholders remain embroiled in the long-running conflict
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/21/20, 05:02 pm

The civil war in Libya has entangled more than a dozen other countries. On Sunday, representatives of many of those nations and several multinational governing bodies like the United Nations met in Berlin to try to work out a peace deal between the two warring sides.

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