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Globe Trot: Stranded Yazidis and Britain’s new Iron Lady

International | U.S. to send more troops to Iraq and Theresa May set to become Britain’s next prime minister
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/11/16, 05:03 pm

IRAQ: Thousands of Yazidis remain stranded on and near Mount Sinjar, even though their plight two years ago this August is what prompted President Barack Obama to restart U.S. military intervention in Iraq. See my cover story “Where the rubble speaks” in the current issue of WORLD Magazine.

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New South Sudan rebel group threatens tenuous peace

Terrorism | Fighting in remote town leaves residents questioning the government’s ability to keep them safe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/30/16, 09:10 am

Residents of a South Sudanese town remain too scared to return home after a battle between a new rebel group and government troops left more than 43 people dead and several homes destroyed. The new rebel group emerged only a few months after the transitional government took power, raising questions about its ability to restore peace in the faction-split country.

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Associated Press/Photo by Niranjan Shrestha

Globe Trot: Nepal's earthquake victims still suffer, one year later

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/25/16, 11:50 am

NEPAL: On the one-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake, Nepal is facing a record season of wildfires. The Himalayan country’s record-setting number of aftershocks and political dysfunction are keeping aid from reaching still-desperate victims.

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