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The country is feeling the impact of floods, drought and the return of Afghans from neighboring Pakistan and Iran.
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The soldiers came before daybreak, singling out the Syrian men without residence permits from the tattered camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. As toddlers wailed around them, Mona, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon for a decade, watched Lebanese troops shuffle her brother onto a truck headed for the Syrian border.

Thirteen years since Syria’s conflict broke out, Lebanon remains home to the largest refugee population per capita in the world: Roughly 1.5 million Syrians—half of whom are refugees formally registered with the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR—in a country of approximately 4 million Lebanese.

They are among some five million Syrian refugees who spilled out of Syria into neighboring countries, while millions more are displaced within Syria. Donor countries in Brussels this week pledged fewer funds in Syria aid than last year.

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“Facing external challenges and threats, we will continue to maintain the values of freedom and democracy,” Taiwan’s new president, Lai Ching-te, told sailors and top security officials.
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The share of credit card debt that is more than 90 days overdue rose to 10.7 percent during the first quarter, a 14-year high, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s report.

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For months leading up to April 8, talk of the eclipse captured America’s attention. People from far-flung areas of the country traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles to the path of totality, wanting to witness the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. The eclipse crossed the nation, forming a ribbon from southwest Texas to Maine, with The Restored Church of God’s World Headquarters in Wadsworth, Ohio, in its direct path.

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At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16.
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Everyone eventually dies. But what happens after death? Does the Bible provide the answer?
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One woman's scramble to find long-term care for a loved one is an experience shared by many families. It can be an emotional, costly process...

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Is it possible for human beings to come together to fight and kill each other and still be noble, just or righteous—even godly—in their cause?
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The step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration has come amid international outrage over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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“A good 40% of current cannabis users are using it daily or near daily, a pattern that is more associated with tobacco use than typical alcohol use,” said the study's author.
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About 70 percent of utilities inspected by federal officials over the last year violated standards meant to prevent breaches or other intrusions, the EPA said.
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Sir Isaac Newton once said, “In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” How is this possible?
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These changes amid an intensifying China-U.S. rivalry reflect Taiwan’s efforts to insulate itself from Chinese pressure while forging closer ties with its strongest ally.
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San Diego became the busiest corridor for illegal crossings in April, the fifth region to hold that distinction in two years.
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These factors now lead to almost 50 percent more years of healthy life lost to either disease or premature death than in 2000, a major international study showed.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their “no-limits” partnership that has deepened as both countries face rising tensions with the West.
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Large tech companies harvest data to profit, but many find their intentions dubious.

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