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Brazil removed from UN World Hunger Map
Brazil has hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map.
Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.
German court lifts injunction banning Uber
A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.
Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls
Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.
Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq
The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola
Sierra Leone is accusing the World Health Organization of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.
Olympic body: Pistorius free to compete
The chief executive of South Africa's Olympic committee says Oscar Pistorius is free to compete, even after his conviction for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future
Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."
Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months
Egypt's interior minister says authorities will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders with the help of Interpol, after Qatar ordered leaders there to leave despite initially hosting them following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism
Chancellor Angela Merkel has led a rally against anti-Semitism, telling thousands of people in Berlin that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity.
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