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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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    Air pollution threatens condition of Vatican paintings

Air pollution threatens condition of Vatican paintings

The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel’s precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

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    Girls’ militant quest increases Muslim communities’ fear

Girls’ militant quest increases Muslim communities’ fear

The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

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