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10 Animals Whose Fates Rest In Our Hands

Our beautiful planet is a diverse and resilient place, filled with countless creatures who stir our hearts and imaginations. But sadly, human activities and the global climate change we're precipitating threaten that diversity and resiliency. In honor of The Huffington Post's 10th anniversary, here are 10 animals you should care about (if you don't already). Bluefin Tuna Bluefin tuna, which ...

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MAY 06, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Blaming the victims of rape in Somalia

After 14-year-old Fatima was raped by a tuk-tuk driver, she was arrested, detained for a month and raped repeatedly by a police officer, according to the child and her aunt. Sexual violence is widespread in Somalia and rarely prosecuted. "We are fighting to change that attitude of blaming the victims," said Fartuun Adan, who runs the Elman Peace and Human ...

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MAY 05, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Kerry makes surprise visit to Somalia, meets top officials

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - John Kerry met with Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Tuesday on an unannounced visit, the first trip by a U.S. secretary of state to the Horn of Africa nation that is battling an al Shabaab insurgency after two decades of civil war. "The roads are less bumpy and we have traffic jams," he ...

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MAY 05, 2015 - Huffington Post

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John Kerry Makes Unannounced Trip To Somalia, Becoming First Secretary Of State To Visit The War-Torn Nation

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. Kerry arrived at Mogadishu's airport shortly before noon local time, greeted by ...

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MAY 04, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Togolese president swears oath after election win

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe on Monday swore the oath of allegiance for a third term of office after his recent election victory. Gnassingbe won the April 25 elections in the tiny West African nation, securing 58.77 percent of the vote against 35.19 percent for his nearest rival, opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre. The oath, taken just a stone's throw from the ...

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