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Official: Woman who killed American in UAE committed 'personal terrorist act'

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A woman who allegedly stabbed a U.S. teacher at a mall in the United Arab Emirates committed a "personal terrorist act," an official said.
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Ibolya Ryan, 47, was stabbed to death in a mall restroom located in the United Arab Emirates. This occurred two months after the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi put out a statement warning U.S. citizens of an anonymous Internet post that encouraged attacks against teachers at American and other international schools. The suspect was logged onto this website and committed a "personal terrorist act". Ryan had been a teacher for 17 years and a mother of three children. Her ex-husband was horrified from her death. The UAE authorities have ensured they will pay for his three children to go to college and have an education, as well as allowing him to pardon the suspect. Depending on the person, this could increase hatred by Americans or bring understanding. IR can be affected because it involves two countries who are not friendly with each and alliances may be brought in. 

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French Open 2015: Roger Federer furious after boy's selfie attempt

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This article is a slideshow of pictures, exhibiting different professional tennis players during conflicting moments in their careers. Federer (Ferrer) gets furious after a boy attempts to take a selfie with him, and then the other photos shown are mainly protests taken on a tennis court during a game. One was a man carrying a torch with a mask on, one tennis player was stabbed by a rival's fan, and another two are protesters who were advocating for more rights. This doesn't fully impact IR but it does show that protesters can and will occur anywhere, even quiet tennis games. 

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71 arrested after Cleveland officers acquittal - CNN.com

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Cleveland police gave protesters space following the Michael Brelo verdict, but they crossed the line several times, resulting in 71 arrests, officials say.
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After a Cleveland police officer, Michael Brelo, was announced his verdict of being not guilty an enormous amount of protests broke out by civilians. All believe Brelo used police brutality, and that he is guilty and they believe justice is not being served for them or the victim. Since protests, the line of what is allowed has been crossed with 71 already arrested. This is occurring in one country, but police brutality and protests are occurring more often than not in countries globally. These are events that should be acknowledged and shows how much things are becoming out of hand. 

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ISIS child soldiers: What happens when they grow up? - CNN.com

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ISIS has trained a generation of child soldiers. What will happen to them when they grow up?
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ISIS is currently training a generation of child soldiers and fear is coming globally with what will happen when these children grow up. These children are being taught morally wrong and are taught with violence. This increases the Islamic group and terrorism against multiple countries. This impacts IR majorly with the knowledge of a new generation of ISIS soldiers, because no one knows what they are being taught to do in the future or who to target. Multiple countries have already undergone attacks so internationally, each country needs to recognize this and strengthen security increasingly.

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U.S. helicopter missing in Nepal - CNNPolitics.com

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A U.S. military helicopter with as many as eight people on board has gone missing in Nepal as Marine personnel worked to help the people recovering from the recent earthquake.
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A U.S. military helicopter was declared missing while working in Nepal as personnel to help recover people from the recent devastating events. There were as many as eight people on board, and the direct events after it was no where to be found were hazy and unknown. The helicopter is still missing with U.S. marines. This involves IR because it had U.S. marine personnel on board and the helicopter was in Nepal territory yesterday; it does not blame Nepal for the events that occurred but it did involve two territories internationally. 

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Why you really are extra tasty to mosquitoes - CNN.com

Why you really are extra tasty to mosquitoes - CNN.com | World News GIS | Scoop.it
A particular gene may be the reason mosquitoes like some more than others, a new study shows.
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There's been a recent study that explored the possibility that a particular gene may be the reason mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others. Mosquitoes carry deadly diseases like malaria and dengue which impact IR. One of the UN millennium goals is to combat diseases and malaria falls under that category. Finding a particular gene that may make people attract mosquitoes more can help minimize malaria if things were created which stopped that or minimized that gene. Things won't happen suddenly but this will help from malaria spreading.

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Panda + Lamb = Pandalamb

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The Staten Island Zoo is home to the cutest baby lamb we've ever seen. 
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The Staten Island Zoo is home to a new animal called the pandalamb which is a cross between a panda and a lamb. This gains the zoo extreme attention and more profits from visitors from surrounding places wanting to come more to see. Even though there is not many of this one, it can increase and then affect biodiversity which affects IR eventually. It will affect the environment and there are already plans to help the environment.  

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Shark attack kills woman in Maui; some beaches closed - CNN.com

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A woman died after a shark attack in Hawaii, prompting beach closures in nearby areas in Maui, authorities said.
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A 65 year old woman was killed in Hawaii after a shark attack; she was found alone, and she was allegedly snorkeling with two other people when she somehow separated off. She was found by other snorkelers and looking at her injuries it is suspected to be from a shark. Beach's in surrounding areas have been closed down. This is the first fatality by shark this year in Hawaii, and shark attacks have been minimal. Fatalities are rare compared to injuries from attacks. There were only three last year and none were in the United States. This involves IR because it talks about shark fatalities and attacks on a global scale and compares statistics

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Bruce Jenner interview by Diane Sawyer airing April 24

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Bruce Jenner is finally ready to talk -- and the date's been set for his interview with Diane Sawyer.
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The transformation of Bruce Jenner has been kept a secret mostly, but it seems that now he is finally ready to talk after coming out with his family and adjusting himself. There is no confirmation on if he has transformed himself but it is known publicly that it is most likely true. If this is true and he comes out with it comfortably, it is said to be a huge moment for transgender equality groups around the world. This affects not IR directly, but it is a global issue which Bruce Jenner seems to be taking the biggest steps with. 

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U.S. drone strike accidentally killed 2 hostages - CNN.com

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President Barack Obama announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages, including one American.
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A U.S. drone strike was sent over into al Qaeda territory accidentally killing two American hostages. U.S. Intelligence claims that they were "near certain" that no hostage was present, or sufficient evidence that would show a hostage was. There has been no evidence that does not support the statement that the attack was accidental, so it has been deemed as that and the government sends their deepest apologies and regrets. This involves IR because America is involved as well as the Middle East, and deaths were involved with a terrorist group. Plus, this terrorist group was responsible for 9/11 in America. This only furthers harsh feelings against each other.

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Mexico ambush leaves 15 police dead

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At least 15 police officers have died in a gang ambush in Mexico, officials state
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In an ambush about 2 weeks ago, 15 police officers in Mexico were killed and 5 were wounded. This attack is suspected to be from a known gang in Mexico but it has not been confirmed yet. This group had targeted a unit of elite police officers, believed to have been an act of revenge against the police. This suspected gang has also claimed responsibility for the killing of 43 missing students. This gang seems to be trying to gain power and rebel against the government in violent, deadly ways. This relates to International Relations because it shows a gang of deadly people who are rebelling against the government for unknown reasons which creates fear in society globally, especially in Mexico. 

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Today's most wanted domestic terrorists - CNN.com

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April 19 marks 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing. Take a look at today's most wanted domestic terrorists.
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This article consists of 8 photos of wanted domestic terrorists with captions under each explaining the want for their arrest. It is interesting to put faces to a crime, and it helps the U.S. citizens in being aware of certain people. It involves other countries because many of the cases were terrorist-related and involved other countries like Puerto Rico (helping make bombs for their independence) or hijacking a plane that was going to another country. 

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Aaron Hernandez verdict: 5 things to know about jury - CNN.com

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The jury in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial met with reporters and shed light on what some described as the grueling deliberation process.
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Aaron Hernandez was recently convicted of murder and sent to life imprisonment once the jury finally reached their verdict after months of the trial and deliberation. The jury had listened to about 130 witnesses, and had seen about 400 pieces of evidence. This trial is said to have changed the lives of every single jury as it was the hardest thing each of them has had to do, as well as for the judge. This case shows that the law applies to all, even those with power and money seeing that Hernandez was a former NFL player for the Patriots. Six jurors admitted to being fans but still found him guilty. This is one trial out of thousands, but it shows that American continually stays true to equality and people with money and power cannot escape the law.

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Children for sale sadly easy to find in Nigeria - CNN.com

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CNN team finds a man at displaced camp who'll provide children to be "fostered." He says he can't take money for them, but then demands $500 for two girls.
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More than 8 million children in Nigeria are in forced labor currently, and the number of children for sale is just as high. The ability to buy these children is "heartbreakingly easy", and the writers of this article experimented with buying a child to see how the process worked and what the men selling them did. They were pushy and aggressive, asked for donations for the "orphanage" rather than making them pay for the child(s) and no paperwork was made or necessary because this specific organization was unofficial. This shows how scary people can do things and what illegal things are being done in other countries. Children are treated as objects, and the experimented process (not followed through) showed how foreign exchanges were made. These children should not be said "for sale" but "for trade" because no necessary money was needed. This is an aspect of IR  and how devastating some things are and how many people may be unaware of certain actions. It includes several countries interacting with each other if children are being exchanged throughout countries. 

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ISIS executes more than 90 in Syria, group says - CNN.com

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More than 90 people -- including at least 11 children -- have been "executed" by ISIS fighters in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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ISIS is always a major topic in the news, and an update shows that ISIS fighters have killed at least 90 people in the past seven days with at least 11 of them being children. An overwhelming amount of civilians, an estimated 11,000, are to have said to be attempting to flee Iraq and Syria in fear of the rising ISIS fighters. These statistics come from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. This article involves two countries, but the fear and issue of ISIS is a global issue. ISIS greatly affects IR and decisions made as well as where focus is kept. 

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Former North Korean spy reveals tactics - CNN.com

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Agents from the most isolated country on Earth are not a thing of the past, said a former spy who claims his job once was to infiltrate South Korea.
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North Korean spies are trained by the government to commit suicide if caught, which shows the dedication the government teaches. Spies are known as a dangerous job in N. Korea, and many are stunned when they are picked to be one because there had been many incidents in the past where ones had been caught in S. Korea and were killed as a result. A former N. Korea spy has been caught and shares secrets of the government he worked for, and says his job was to infiltrate S. Korea and the deadly weapons are still existing and haven't been used yet. This involves two countries, with one country who has zero transparency in the government and with a spy telling secrets publicly, it affects IR. Many countries have assumed but now know how dangerous N. Korea is and their intentions are violent. 

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Chinese police rescue baby buried alive - CNN.com

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Police have rescued a baby boy buried alive in a shallow, unmarked grave on a hillside in southern China, state media reported.
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A baby who was born with a a cleft lip and a congenital defect, not given a birth certificate when born, was buried alive and found in critical condition ten days later. The family allegedly did not ask for a birth certificate and left immediately after paying the bill. The day the baby was released from the hospital on April 24th, the family -- including the infant's grandmothers -- allegedly hired a man for $290 to get rid of the baby. The man left the baby in a box in the wilderness to die and thinking he was dead, the man buried him. The grandmothers have been arrested for attempted murder and the parents are out on bail; the parents are also trying to regain custody but it is most likely the baby will go to social services. Apparently thousands of babies are abandoned each year which shows infant mortality rate is most likely high, connecting to IR.

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Severe weather threatens 33 million Americans - CNN.com

Severe weather threatens 33 million Americans - CNN.com | World News GIS | Scoop.it
Tornadoes. Large hail. Strong winds. They're all possible across a big chunk of the nation.
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Across the United States, 33 million people face the risk of severe weather and the greatest potential for severe storms will be from parts of southeast Oklahoma into northeast and east-central Texas. It is supposed to be a dangerous storm, numerous tornadoes with large hail and strong winds. 20 major buildings have already been damaged. If enough damage occurs, other countries in IR may need to assist aid. It is not terrible currently, but the storms are moving north, along the U.S. border and there is a possibility of it moving into Canada. 

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Two killed at Mohammed cartoon event in Garland, Texas - CNN.com

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A suspect in a shooting at a Garland, Texas, event showcasing controversial cartoons of Mohammed posted tweets tying himself to a prominent ISIS fighter.
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In a shooting in Garland, Texas, two suspects have been identified and are told to have been linked to ISIS. Minutes before the attack both men had tweeted in connection to the terrorist group. The event in Texas that was the alleged target was an event that featured controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. The traffic security guard saw these men and the weapons and did how he was trained, with only a pistol, and shot at them. He is currently in no trouble, and many people are thanking him because he most likely saved lives. ISIS is a global terrorist group and is allegedly found in America once again, connecting to IR.

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Mast cell disease: 'Bubble girl' is allergic to life - CNN.com

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Brynn Duncan fights mast cell disease the way she once won taekwondo matches, by staring down her opponent.
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A girl, Brynn Duncan, has a mast cell disease that makes her allergic to almost anything. Her allergic reactions change each day. She needs constant medical attention and she is known as "bubble girl". She is the only case of her disease and other countries should acknowledge this disease to watch for it; also to see the kind of medical attention she receives. Every disease that occurs should be known globally. Brynn even has countless reactions to her medications. Her immune system is extremely weak. 

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Nepal earthquake victims overwhelm Kathmandu hospitals - CNN.com

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CNN's Sanjay Gupta operates on a girl amid chaotic scenes in a Kathmandu hospital following the devastating earthquake in Nepal over the weekend.
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Nepal recently suffered from a devastating earthquake which caused extreme damage. Homes were destroyed, thousands lost their lives and now the country has a long journey to rebuild themselves. Spokespeople are saying that this is as bad as a experience that they have seen. Hospitals are overflowing with victims from the earthquake which affects the citizens directly and other people who need medical attention. Medical bills will drastically increase. IR is affected because countries globally should be willing to offer aid to Nepal to help them rebuild themselves and their economy. 

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Nepal tries to cope with earthquake devastation - CNN.com

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On Sunday, Nepal began coming to terms with the death and devastation left by earthquakes and aftershocks. At least 2,430 people died in Nepal alone.
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There was a devastating earthquake that hit Nepal recently, a 6.7 aftershock rating. Citizens are still coming to terms with the devastation left behind and the realizations that they all need to come to. The country will have to be rebuilt, it will be a difficult journey especially with a scarcity of fresh water. At least 2,430 people have died in Nepal, with deaths in India and China as well. This affects more than one country, so IR can be related and it shows that Nepal especially, needs aid and help for them to rebuild their home and restabilize their economy. 

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How ISIS controls life from birth to foosball - CNN.com

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ISIS documents give a window into the bureaucracy of the self-declared caliphate.
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This article, including a video, focuses on the system that ISIS is maintaining. They see themselves as a state and function as a bureaucracy, seeing themselves as putting order to end chaos no matter the violence. They have split their territories up into sections and a governor for each, and a caliph who acts as the leader. There are councils and ministries to overlook everything in the ISIS state, including medicine, health, education, traffic, and interpreting Sharia law (there is a court system). This article and video can be seen as a fear factor because it shows the rest of the world how orderly ISIS seems on the outside even if they are continuing to be violent and deadly. It makes them seem as an organized community and no country wants their citizens to flee into ISIS. This affects IR because ISIS is trying to internationally take over especially with religion, and all countries or states need to be aware. 

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Ukrainian Holocaust survivors forced to flee again - CNN.com

Ukrainian Holocaust survivors forced to flee again - CNN.com | World News GIS | Scoop.it
Gregory Margolin was a teenage Jewish recruit for the Soviet Red Army in WWII. This year, in Eastern Ukraine, he found himself again surrounded by war.
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With increasing violence in the Ukraine, many people are being forced to flee including Holocaust survivors who took refugee in Ukraine after WWII. They find themselves surrounded by war once again, already traumatized there are hundreds trying to escape. This involves more than one country because some could provide aid to them, and the survivors are not from Ukraine. This shows how war is being more prevalent, with so many wars within one generation, affecting the same people. War is inevitable, but this is can act as a wake-up call.

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Millions in WWII silver reclaimed from deep ocean - CNN.com

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City of Cairo wreck found by Deep Ocean Search. Up to $50 million of silver recovered.
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Millions of silver that was lost in WWII has been discovered and reclaimed, found from the ocean; most was buried by silt. These boats that had been carrying the silver were destroyed or attacked, many people valued their life over anything causing the silver to go under with each boat. This is interesting in how lost millions in silver has been recovered after several decades, now being melted and sold, according to BBC. WWII was a global war which impacts several more countries than just one. At today's rate, 100 tons of silver would equal to $50 million. 

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Giving a face to Sudan's refugee crisis - CNN.com

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Pieter ten Hoopen took portraits of refugees at the Mayo camp in Khartoum, Sudan. He set up a studio near a hospital, and it quickly became a sensation.
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A photographer, Pieter ten Hoopen, took countless photos but only 11 have been released publicly of Sudan's refugees. They act as the faces of the refugees and various age groups were included to show the severity of lives that the refugees are living. The photos are a way for people outside of the country to better understand what each looks like and is going through during this rough time. It may encourage other countries to aid Sudan and these refugees, it is not meant as propaganda but it can be seen as that.

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