Merrit Kennedy

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Court Blocks South Africa's Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In a blow to the government, the court ruled that the executive didn't have the power to order a withdrawal without prior parliamentary approval and questioned the "unexplained haste" to quit the ICC.

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New Report Finds ISIS Territorial Defeats Are Also Hitting The Group's Wallet

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The researchers found that ISIS took in approximately 50 percent less income last year than in 2014. That's because its financial fortunes are linked to the amount of territory it controls.

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World's 'Oldest Known Wild Bird' Hatches Chick, Again!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross who is at least 66 years old, has hatched yet another chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial in Hawaii.

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Plane Crashes Into Mall In Australia, Killing Pilot And 4 Americans

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The plane crashed into the Direct Factory Outlets mall shortly after takeoff, according to media reports. All passengers are believed to have died in the crash, and nobody inside the mall was injured.

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North Korea Demands Malaysia Release Body Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother

Friday, February 17, 2017

Malaysian officials did an autopsy on the body of Kim Jong Nam, who died in Kuala Lumpur under mysterious circumstances, but haven't released the results. Pyongyang says it won't accept the findings.

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3,000-Pound Rooster Statue Stolen From North Carolina Farm

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's a cocky move to steal a rooster statue, and authorities have apprehended a man they believe has run afowl of the law. The local sheriff says the case is "very strange."

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Baghdad Bombing Kills At Least 45 People

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It happened on a street filled with car dealerships and garages in the southern part of Iraq's capital city. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility in a statement released on social media.

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Third Suspect In Custody After Mysterious Death Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Investigators are beginning to shed light on the mysterious, sudden death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother in Malaysia on Tuesday.

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Under New Leader, Gambia Cancels Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

As Gambia's new president Adama Barrow settles into his new role, he is also taking steps to resuscitate international ties cut off by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh.

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Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Reportedly Dies In Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Malaysian police said they are investigating the suspicious death of a North Korean man who fell ill at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the man is Kim Jong Nam.

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To Stem Spread Of Avian Flu In China, Some Provinces Shutter Poultry Markets

Monday, February 13, 2017

China has seen an uptick of cases of the deadly H7N9 strain of the avian flu virus, and authorities are trying to stop it from spreading further. Some areas are closing live poultry markets.

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At Least 32 People Killed In Tour Bus Crash In Taiwan

Monday, February 13, 2017

A bus packed with elderly tourists reportedly flipped onto its side on a highway exit ramp Monday evening near the capital, Taipei. The bus was returning from a tour of local cherry blossoms.

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'Explosive' Image Of An Assassination Wins World Press Photo Of The Year

Monday, February 13, 2017

Photographer Burhan Ozbilici's image of the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was described by one jury member as the "face of hatred." Jurors have made it clear that it was a heated debate.

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Mexico's Government Warns Its Citizens Of 'New Reality' In U.S.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The message was prompted by the deportation Thursday of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a mother of two in Arizona who for years had regularly checked in with U.S. immigration authorities.

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Wave Of Deadly Violence Hits A Southern Brazilian State With Police Off The Streets

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Family and friends of the police are blocking access to stations to protest low pay and poor conditions. It's day six, and the state is seeing soaring murder rates and looting.

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Kenyan Court Rules Government Cannot Close World's Largest Refugee Camp

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The government calls Dadaab a security threat. The judge says: "No single arrest or conviction has been cited nor has it been established why a blanket condemnation should be applied to all refugees."

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Newly Discovered Gecko's Giant Breakaway Scales Help It Flee Predators

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

This species is a master escape artist. It's extremely fast. It can lose its tail and grow a new one. And most unusually, it can shed its huge scales to get out of sticky situations.

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Red Cross Says 6 Of Its Workers Were Killed By Unknown Assailants In Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The staffers were on their way to deliver livestock materials when they were attacked in the province of Jawzan. The International Committee of the Red Cross says it doesn't know who is responsible.

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In Somalia's Historic Presidential Election, A Surprise Victor Declared

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The vote took place under tight security and is a big step in a country that hasn't had a functioning central government for the past 26 years.

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After More Than A Century, Bison Return To Canada's Oldest National Park

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Banff National Park is hailing the beasts' return as a "historic and cultural triumph." Local indigenous communities also have strong spiritual ties to the bison, and welcomed their reintroduction.

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