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She Was Dying From Distemper, But This Amazing Family Saved Her Life

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It’s a shocking statistic: of the 7.6 million animals that enter shelters in the U.S. every year, about 2.7 million of them are euthanized. Their stories are all different — some are suffering from incurable diseases, others are deemed too aggressive, and then there are those who could be saved but aren’t given a second […]


This Is How ISIS Smuggles Oil

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An exclusive ground-level look at the illicit oil trade that has made ISIS the world’s richest extremist group. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey–Syria border. View this image › Photograph by Yusuf Sayman for BuzzFeed News BESASLAN, Turkey — This town on the Turkish-Syrian border is covered in trash. Residents refuse to let […]


Turkey Criticises Britain Over London Schoolgirls Thought To Be Heading To Syria

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Deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc said British authorities should have alerted Turkey earlier about the missing teenagers. This post has been updated with the Metropolitan police’s reply. 1. Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, has criticised the UK for taking three days to inform his country about three missing London schoolgirls who are believed to […]


‘Telephone apology tour continues’: Joe Biden calls UAE to ‘clarify’ remarks

, , , , , , , ,!/AbdulHamidAhmad/status/518848000840323072 Depending on whom you ask, Vice President Biden called the crown prince of the United Arab Emerites either to apologize for or to clarify remarks made last week at Harvard University. #Flash: @VP Joe Biden Called UAE Prince on Sunday to clarify remarks he made at Harvard, “I didnt mean that” — ilhan […]


Turkey’s “Cold War” With ISIS May Be Warming

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Turkey’s surprise military operation in Syria this weekend highlighted its precarious balancing act with the ISIS militants dug in along its border. View this image › A Turkish tank before a military operation inside Syria late Feb. 21. Stringer/Turkey / Reuters ISTANBUL — Turkey’s decision to launch a surprise military operation into Syria this weekend […]


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