Full story - December 09, 2017
Alireza, an Iranian refugee living in Turkey
In the five weeks after the refugee ban was lifted, 40 percent fewer people were allowed in than in the last five weeks it was in place.
Full story - December 09, 2017
A firefighter puts out a hotspot at an avocado farm after the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire in Bonsall, California, Dec. 8, 2017.
Full story - December 08, 2017
social media
The smugglers often use Facebook to reach would-be migrants with false promises of jobs in Europe, International Organization for Migration spokesman Leonard Doyle said.
Full story - December 08, 2017
People walk past a fruit and vegetables stall selling medicines at a market in Rubio, Venezuela Dec. 5, 2017.
Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred "medical flea markets," where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables.
Full story - December 07, 2017
A supporter of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality wears a shirt as he celebrates
Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples, waved rainbow flags and embraced on the floor of the chamber, after the overwhelming vote in favour of the bill.
Full story - December 07, 2017
Neopolitan pizza making is now part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
UNESCO announced that the art of Neapolitan pizza makers will be part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Full story - December 07, 2017
US Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a joint aerial drill exercise called "Vigilant Ace" between the US and South Korea
The annual US-South Korean "Vigilant Ace" exercises feature 230 aircraft, including a range of the US military's most advanced stealth warplanes, and come a week after North Korea tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to date which it says can reach the mainland United States.
Full story - December 07, 2017
Palestinians react during a protest against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Dec. 7, 2017.
The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.
Full story - December 06, 2017
An Israeli flag is seen in the forground with the golden Dome of the Rock seen in the background.
A Palestinian envoy said the Trump decision was a declaration of war in the Middle East. Pope Francis called for Jerusalem's status quo to be respected, saying new tension would further inflame world conflicts. China and Russia expressed concern the plans could aggravate Middle East hostilities.
Full story - December 05, 2017
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol, where he announced big cuts to Utah's sprawling wilderness national monuments, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 4, 2017.
Germans see US President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

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