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Muslim Community Remembers Chapel Hill Victims

A year after a gunman killed 3 young Muslim-Americans in North Carolina, many in the local Muslim community has responded by being more vocal and visible around issues of faith.

Harry Potter Fans Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer

The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II picks up the story of Harry and co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.

Thai Police Nab Mysterious Master Forger Known As 'The Doctor'

The arrest ends a long hunt for an elusive passport forger, who is accused of sending thousands of phony documents to Middle Eastern clients wanting to travel to Europe.

After More Than 450 Years, Catholicism Returns To King Henry VIII's Palace

Vespers were held in the royal chapel of Hampton Court Palace, one of Henry VIII's residences, on Tuesday. Henry, of course, famously broke with the Catholic Church in the 16th century.

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Convenes Anti-ISIS Coalition Partners In Brussels

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening his counterparts from more than two dozen anti-ISIS coalition partners in Brussels on Thursday. Carter aims to goad them into stepping up their contributions to the war on ISIS. But the meeting coincides with what Sunni Arab partners consider a far greater threat in Syria: a Russian-Iranian-Assad offensive on the verge of recapturing Aleppo from rebels.

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Dogs' New Challenge: Find A Bomb Before It Becomes A Bomb

Humans rely on dogs to search for bombs. But the increasingly common Improvised Explosive Devices can be made with ordinary ingredients — and it is posing a new challenge for bomb-sniffing dogs.

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In Hong Kong, A Tussle Over Academic Freedom

Students at the University of Hong Kong protested last month, saying university governance is subject to political interference from Beijing.

NASA Says Man In India Likely Wasn't Killed By A Meteorite

The crater in the ground was more more consistent with a land-based explosion, a NASA spokesman said.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Is Stepping Down

Fabius presided over December's landmark climate agreement and helped to negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran.

Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Attacked By Men With Cake

Mikhail Kasyanov says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when about 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked with the baked good. The Kremlin is downplaying the attack.

Killings Of Muslim Students Spark Awakening

February 10, 2016
Farris Barakat and friends have been converting a house his late brother Deah owned near downtown Raleigh into a community center. REEMA KHRAIS

The families of the students killed in Chapel Hill, N.C., have been working to reshape the narrative around Muslims in America.

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

February 10, 2016
In Pollsmoor Prison in South Africa, author Baz Dreisinger talks with a prisoner at a restorative justice workshop. (Courtesy of Baz Dreisinger)

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, “Incarceration Nations.”

Syrian Regime, Russian Forces Close In On Rebel-Held Aleppo

February 10, 2016
Syrian girls react following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2016. Regime forces backed by intense Russian air strikes have closed in on Aleppo city in their most significant advance since Moscow intervened in September in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Ameer al-Halbi/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors Without Borders has issued a warning about the humanitarian crisis for refugees trying to flee from Aleppo to Turkey.

Dealing With The Zika Threat

February 10, 2016
In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, inspects the pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a vector for transmitting the Zika virus, in Campinas, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Taking on the Zika virus, from tackling the disease itself, to killing the mosquitoes that carry it to the challenge of birth control.

U.N. Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

February 8, 2016
North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. People in Pyongyang danced and watched fireworks the day after a rocket launch that has been strongly condemned by many countries around the world. (Jon Chol Jin/AP)

Sunday’s action follows a fourth nuclear test a few weeks ago, and the two acts violate existing sanctions.

Chinese New Year Brings Celebration, Horrific Travel Conditions

February 5, 2016
Passengers crowd the Shanghai Hongqiao railway station as they wait to board their trains to head to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year holiday, in Shanghai on February 3, 2016. Over 2.9 billion trips will be made around China during the 40-day "Spring Festival" travel rush, which kicked off on January 24, Chinese authorities estimated. The Spring Festival, this year being the Year of the Monkey, China's most important holiday centering around family reunions, will fall on February 8. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Long and crowded journeys are ahead for those returning home to ring in the Year of the Monkey.

Brazil Warns Zika Virus Could Be Transmitted Via Urine, Saliva

February 5, 2016
A medical researcher works on results of tests for various diseases, including Zika, at the Gorgas Memorial laboratory Panama City, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Panamanian authorities announced Monday that 50 cases of the Zika virus infection have been detected in Panama's sparsely populated Guna Yala indigenous area along the Caribbean coast where they are conducting an aggressive campaign to contain the spread of the virus. (Arnulfo Franco/AP)

Researchers found active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, meaning it might be possible to transmit it through those fluids.

Pope To Meet Russian Orthodox Leader After 1,000-Year Estrangement

February 5, 2016
At left, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill is pictured on November 14, 2014 at Belgrade's cathedral. At right, Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's Basilica for the Christmas Night Mass on December 24, 2015. (Andrej Isakovic, Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

The Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church split during what was called the Great Schism of 1054.

Week In The News: Cruz Wins Iowa, Clinton Edges Sanders, Zika 'Emergency'

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Documentary On Slain Journalist James Foley To Debut On HBO

February 4, 2016
Journalist James Foley of Rochester, N.H. poses for a photo in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The story of Foley’s captivity and death hit home in New England — where many of his friends and family still live.

World Leaders Pledge $10 Billion To Help Syrians

February 4, 2016
Two children whose school was bombed in Aleppo pose in a mock-up meant to symbolize a destroyed classroom, set up by charity Save the Children outside the Houses of Parliament in London on February 3, 2016 on the eve of a donor conference aiming to raise money for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaders attending an international donors’ conference committed almost $6 billion for 2016, with the rest to be handed over by 2020.

Record $9 Billion Requested For Syria Aid

February 4, 2016
Two children whose school was bombed in Aleppo pose in a mock-up meant to symbolize a destroyed classroom, set up by charity Save the Children outside the Houses of Parliament in London on February 3, 2016 on the eve of a donor conference aiming to raise money for the millions of Syrians hit by the country's civil war and a refugee crisis. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

An international donor conference kicking off in London today comes as the latest peace talks were suspended.

Indian Court Reopens Gay Sex Case

February 3, 2016
Indian gay rights activists celebrate after the country's Supreme Court agreed to review a decision which criminalises gay sex in New Delhi on February 2, 2016. India's top court agreed to review a decision which criminalises gay sex, sparking hope among campaigners that the colonial-era law will eventually be overturned in the world's biggest democracy. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A panel of judges will reconsider its 2013 ruling that only India’s parliament can change the 1861 law criminalizing gay sex.

Puerto Rico Health Officials Mobilize To Halt Zika Virus Infections

February 3, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

There are at least 19 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico, which is causing alarm among public health officials there.

Peace Talks For Syria

February 3, 2016
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. (SANA via AP)

The desperate bid to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. Fragile talks in Geneva. We’ll dig in.

The New Global Tax Shelter Is Closer Than You Might Imagine

February 2, 2016
Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney, right, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, second right, announce a settlement with two large banks at a news conference, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in New York. Barclays and Credit Suisse will pay a combined $154.3 million to settle state and federal investigations that they misled clients about the safety of trading on their "dark pool" financial exchanges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Is the United States the next, new, big hidden-money tax haven? Money is moving from Switzerland and the Cayman Islands to the U.S.A.

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