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Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."

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Today in history: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabin assassinated

The assassination of Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process.

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Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.

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Argentina’s closer than expected presidential vote means a runoff

It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.

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Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari said her election marked a first step toward assuring the new constitutional guarantees of equality are fulfilled.

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Cocoon: The story of Dominga

Nothing that happened from now on would destroy Dominga. She had flown with no wings, powered by a blessed cocoon.

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Today in history: Birthday of South African liberation fighter Oliver Tambo

Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917. 

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Today in history: Pelé, greatest soccer player ever, turns 75

Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.

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Portuguese president re-appoints right wing minority government

In Portugal there is a presidential election in January 2016, in which Cavaco Silva's actions will surely be  an issue.

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Who are the political prisoners in Colombia?

An inquiry in the context of the peace negotiations between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas by a former political prisoner.

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