Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada says she’s one of the lucky women who escaped

(CNN)The Saudi teenager who fled her family and was granted asylum in Canada said Tuesday that she was fortunate to have escaped. The statements came days after Mohammed — who dropped her family name, al-Qunun — sparked an international incident when she barricaded herself in an airport hotel room in…

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Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has environmentalists worried for the Amazon

(CNN)The Amazon rainforest is an ecological wonder. Its waterways and canopy provide a rich ecosystem for a 10th of all the world’s species and help regulate the temperature of the entire planet. But the election of far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s new president has many worried about the forest’s…

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Trump falsely claims Hurricane Maria death toll was made up by Democrats

Despite evidence showing nearly 3,000 people were killed, US president tweets that figure is scheme to make me look bad Donald Trump has falsely claimed that 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, and said the number was made up by the Democratic party to make…

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Venezuela issues new currency, amid hyperinflation and social turmoil

(CNN)Venezuela issued a new currency Monday in an attempt to bolster its crumbling economy as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that inflation could hit one million percent this year. “We found the revolutionary formula that puts work in the center of the general re-adjustment of society, based on the…

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Peruvian villagers face murder and intimidation from land traffickers

Invaders continue to seize land within the Chaparr ecological reserve, one of Perus most biodiverse forests Shortly after sunset, along an isolated stretch of highway leading out of a dusty hamlet in northern Peru, a band of five weary farmers clad in reflective neon vests and armed with traditional whips…

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Nicols Maduro’s plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

Many Venezuelans fleeing abroad are adamant peaceful solution is no longer possible Day after day the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their crumbling nation. Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or backpacks, others plastic bags containing water and snacks…

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