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Snow isolates Moroccan mountain villages more used to sun

|     Mosa’ab Elshamy     | TIGHANIMINE (AP) - Bitter cold and exceptionally heavy snowfall have beleaguered parts of Morocco this winter, disrupting schools, closing national highways...

Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native...

Pakistani men assert their right to be groomed as male beauty...

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Nails are buffed, blackheads scrubbed and coffee sipped to the sound of clipping scissors inside the ‘Men’s’ salon in Pakistan’s capital...

Cobalt prices soar, but Congo’s miners see little gain

KOLWEZI, DR Congo (AFP) - In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla...

Weah’s promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

GBAH, Liberia (AFP) - Morris Kidir gestured at a wide expanse of dark-green land he said was earmarked for a school or clinic in...

In rural Germany, ‘mobile banking’ means a bank on a truck

TSCHIRN, Germany (AFP) - Bank manager Juergen Schaller never expected to end up getting a trucker's licence and driving 20,000 kilometres per year. But as...

As Yemen falls apart, one boomtown rises

MARIB, Yemen (AFP) - The clang of jackhammers and excavators fills the streets of Marib, an oil-rich Yemeni boomtown once accustomed to the sounds...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting flooded the Capitol yesterday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill...

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew...

Taiwan looks south for Muslim tourist dollars

TAIPEI (AFP) - From halal fried chicken to hot springs hotels with prayer facilities, Taiwan is adapting its traditional tourist draws to woo Muslim...

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