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    Mexico: Violent protests extend to Acapulco’s tourist districts

Mexico: Violent protests extend to Acapulco’s tourist districts

Mexico’s president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend.

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    Alum returns to recruit for Thailand trip

Alum returns to recruit for Thailand trip

For students looking for the next step after graduation, a year in Southeast Asia is one option.

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    China uses summit to boost regional power

China uses summit to boost regional power

China is trying to boost its status as a regional power during a summit of world leaders by launching a rapid-fire series of trade and finance pacts that might dilute U.S. influence.

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    Student takes on task of  intercession

Student takes on task of intercession

Georgetown freshman Audrey Hamin is channeling her heartbreak for persecuted Christians around the world to unite students on campus through prayer.

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    Kurds help IS militants

Kurds help IS militants

Ethnic Kurds are helping members of the Islamic State group in the battle for the key Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, sharing their knowledge of the local terrain and language with the extremists, according to Iraqi and Kurdish officials.

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    Egypt, Gulf Arab allies eye anti-militant alliance

Egypt, Gulf Arab allies eye anti-militant alliance

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to intervene around the Middle East, The Associated Press has learned.

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    Texas won’t quarantine returning travelers

Texas won’t quarantine returning travelers

Texas won’t be joining the handful of states announced to have controversial 21-day quarantines for citizens traveling back from West Africa.

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    Baylor sophomore helps found nonprofit

Baylor sophomore helps found nonprofit

In Toloha, Tanzania women walk about five miles to get water for their families. Baylor sophomore Joshua Spear helped found the nonprofit Toloha Partnership to help the village.

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    US strategy against Islamic State militants hits major hurdles

US strategy against Islamic State militants hits major hurdles

The Obama administration’s plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a civil war.

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    3 US siblings shot in Mexico

3 US siblings shot in Mexico

Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

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