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The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party had on leading Turkey’s largest city.

“Thank you, Istanbul,” Ekrem Imamoglu, 49, said to the tens of thousands of people who gathered to mark his victory after unofficial results showed he won a clear majority of the vote.

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India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Bangladesh are home to half of the world’s extremely poor, a World Bank report revealed.

There are 736 million people who the financial institution considers extremely poor—living on less than $1.90 per person per day. About half, 368 million, lived in those five countries in 2015.

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There is an air of mystery each time a Japanese emperor takes the throne. First, there are the sacred treasures known as the Three Imperial Regalia: a sword representing valor, a mirror for wisdom and a jewel for benevolence. Only emperors and a few priests have seen these legendary items.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there is something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.

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Hong Kong’s legislature suspended meetings Thursday as leaders considered their next steps following violent clashes between police and protesters opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.

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Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration of 10 candidates for the top job.

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  • AFRICA

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe’s biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say.

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  • RELIGION

The term “mission trip” typically evokes Christians going to far-flung places around the globe. These journeys often involve building a school in Haiti, working in a medical clinic in Peru, or a choir tour through Ghana. Yet there is a new destination for such evangelizers: America’s college campuses.

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An adorable girl in a grainy photo. The longer you stare, the more difficult it is to understand why—at only 6 years of age—she and 19 other children were fatally shot in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

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A generation of heroes. The face of American influence in foreign nations. The “finest fighting force in the history of the world.”

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

Mobile technology in the hands of children and teens provides convenience, but we are beginning to discover it comes at a cost.

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America focused on little else during the first 791 days of President Donald Trump’s tenure. Every day, news anchors reported on it, print journalists wrote about it, and late-night show hosts riffed about it. It was a constant, deafening roar about the presidential investigation into collusion with the Russians.

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America—the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Since 1776, this great country has been the bastion of freedom, wealth and prosperity. People from all over the world have risked their lives, and willingly left families behind to take part in this abundant and ideal society.

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In September 2016, months after the Brexit vote, I received a new assignment to pastor church members in the United Kingdom. I packed my bags and began to move from my home country, the Netherlands.

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