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Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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Mass uprising is shaking up Iraq

Iraq has witnessed a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Tahrir Square.

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South Africa: miners’ killing marked with call for unity

President Jacob Zuma called on South Africans to remember the 44 people killed at the Marikana platinum mine.

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Dissident journalists persecuted in Mexico

Ruben Espinosa was evidently on a special list because of his photojournalism activities, including the investigation of a previous murder of a journalist.

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Interview with Greece PM Alexis Tsipras: “Austerity is a dead end”

On July 29, Sto Kokkino, the radio station politically close to SYRIZA, broadcast a long interview with Greece's Prime Minister.

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Kenyans and Ethiopians welcome Obama with open arms

Obama's Kenyan paternal family background made his presence in the country as much a homecoming as a state visit.

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U.S.-Turkey deal: disaster in the making

The agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to cooperate against the Islamic State in Syria brings to mind a description of "crackpot realists."

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Fears mount in Guatemala as elections approach

Voters will elect a new president to succeed Otto Perez Molina of the Patriotic Party, who is not allowed a second term.

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Social democratic NDP could lead Canada’s next government

If Thomas Mulcair has his way, he will head Canada's first social democratic government. With an election just called on Aug. 3, polls indicate that this may happen.

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Germany's anti-immigrant politicians are today's Know-Nothings

Today, unfortunately, we are blessed with anti-immigrant Know-Nothings in many countries.

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