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Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav Denied Early Release from Jail
April 6, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav’s bid for an early release was denied Wednesday after serving more than four years…

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Amnesty International Reports 'Dramatic Surge' in Global Executions
April 5, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Last year, Amnesty International recorded its highest number of global executions in more than 25 years, according to a…

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ICC Throws Out Case Against Kenya's William Ruto
April 5, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has discarded the case against Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto, the BBC reports….

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Icelandic Prime Minister Resigns After Leaked 'Panama Papers'
April 5, 2016

HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images(REYKJAVIK, Iceland) — The leak from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has claimed its first victim. Iceland Prime Minister…

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Greece Temporarily Halts Migrant Deportations to Turkey
April 5, 2016

ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images(ATHENS, Greece) — Greece has halted its controversial plan to return migrants to Turkey a day after it first…

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Planes Collide on Runway in Indonesia, No Injuries
April 5, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — Two planes collided on a runway at an airport in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday night, officials said. A Batik…

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Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor
April 5, 2016

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — A retired U.S. Marine dog was honored Tuesday with the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the…

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Pope Francis Hopes to Show His Support for Migrants on Greece Trip
April 5, 2016

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican says an unexpected trip is in the works for Pope Francis. The pope is hoping…

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The Economic Ramifications of Trump's Border Wall Proposal
April 5, 2016

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump’s plan to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by blocking money transfers to the…

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Russia Detains Suspected Members of Japanese Doomsday Cult
April 5, 2016

Photodisc/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Russia police have conducted major raids across Moscow and St. Petersburg targeted against alleged followers of the Japanese doomsday…

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