Syrian Rebel Groups Respect Truce, Teenager Swept Into Lake Michigan

Syrian Rebel Groups Respect Truce, Teenager Swept Into Lake Michigan

The High Negotiations Committee has announced that almost 100 rebel groups have agreed to respect the truce that went into effect on Friday. This temporary “cessation of hostilities” concerns Syrian government forces and rebel forces. HNC also does not want the Syrian government troops and their allies to take advantage of the truce

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North Korea Detains American College Student, Zika Virus Outbreak in Brazil

North Korea Detains American College Student, Zika Virus Outbreak in Brazil

University of Virginia undergraduate student Otto Frederick Warmbier has been arrested in North Korea. He was arrested due to his “intention to destroy the country’s unity” the North Korean state news agency KCNA released in a statement. Warmbier was detained while on tour of Pyongyang with the China-based tourist agency Young Pioneer Tours. 

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U.N. Brings Food to Starving Syrian Town, El Chapo Captured

U.N. Brings Food to Starving Syrian Town, El Chapo Captured

The Syrian town of Madaya received food from the U.N. after being blockaded for months from the outside world by Syrian government troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.  In the last few days, photos of staving children and reports of malnourished residents were posted on social media finally bringing attention to this starvation crisis in Syria

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Germany Taking in Record Numbers of Asylum Seekers, Department of Justice Launches Civil Rights Probe of Chicago Police Department

Germany Taking in Record Numbers of Asylum Seekers,  Department of Justice Launches Civil Rights Probe of Chicago Police Department

Germany continues to take in more asylum seekers registering 964, 574 migrants over the first 11 months of 2015 causing the country to be on track for 1 million migrants arriving in 2015.  Each month there are a record number of migrants arriving in Europe, with a record of 206, 101 in November. 

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