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Human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire Canadian river

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on April 17, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
A team of scientists Monday documented what they’re describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.

Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory; opponents plan challenge

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Humeyra Pamuk, Reuters on April 17, 2017, at 6:11 a.m.
President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result.
Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 20, 2017.

U.S., allies weigh options after North Korea’s missile test

By Lucia Mutikani and Sue-Lin Wong, Reuters on April 16, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
“This latest missile test just fits into a pattern of provocative and destabilizing and threatening behavior on the part of the North Korean regime,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said. “There is an international consensus now, including the Chinese leadership, that this is a situation that just cannot continue,” McMaster said.
Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, sits on her bed during her 117th birthday in Verbania, northern Italy, Nov. 29, 2016.

Emma Morano, whose life spanned three centuries, dies in Italy at 117

By Philip Pullella, Reuters on April 16, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
Emma Morano’s life spanned three centuries, two world wars and more than 90 Italian governments.
Soldiers walk in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 16, 2017.

North Korea’s failed missile launch follows day of military fanfare

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on April 16, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
Although the missile in Sunday’s attempt — like others before it — exploded shortly after launch, experts warn that North Korea’s rocket scientists learn something from failures as well as successes, giving them information they can use to hone their technology.

Massive U.S. bomb in Afghanistan killed 36 from Islamic State, say local officials

By Erin Cunningham and Sayed Salahuddin, The Washington Post on April 15, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
A 22,000-pound bomb dropped by U.S. forces on an Islamic State hideout killed about three dozen militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday, raising further questions about the already controversial decision to use such powerful ordnance on the battlefield.

China issues stern warning to US, North Korea over their growing tensions

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on April 15, 2017, at 8:20 a.m.
China issued a stern warning Friday to both the United States and North Korea, urging them not to push their recriminations to a point of no return and allow war to break out on the Korean Peninsula.

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration

By Michael Martina and Sue-Lin Wong, Reuters on April 14, 2017, at 7:51 a.m.
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Children climb at the entrance of the refugee camp at the disused Hellenikon airport, blocked by protesting refugees and migrants, most of them Afghans, in Athens, Greece.

I went to Greece to help the refugees who came in search of a better life

By Jennifer Gunderman on April 14, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
The morning after the election I walked into a refugee camp with a heavy heart knowing that resettlement was going to change.

U.S.-led coalition accidentally bombs Syrian allies, killing 18

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post on April 13, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
The bombing marks the worst confirmed friendly-fire incident in the nearly 3-year-old war against the terrorist group.
Marijuana legalization was a campaign promise of Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.

Canada wants to legalize marijuana nationwide by July 2018

By Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post on April 13, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
“It’s never been clearer than today that legal marijuana is the future.”

U.S. uses ‘mother of all bombs’ for first time in Afghanistan

By Idrees Ali, Reuters on April 13, 2017, at 2:28 p.m.
It was the first time the United States has used this size of bomb in a conflict.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.

Tillerson receives icy reception on visit to Moscow as ties strained over Syria

By Yeganeh Torbati and Denis Dyomkin, Reuters on April 13, 2017, at 6:57 a.m.
Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow’s ally for its suspected use of poison gas.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves as he arrives for Friday prayers at the 16th century Ottoman era Blue Mosque on his second day of his visit in Istanbul, Aug. 15, 2008.

Ahmadinejad stirs up Iran presidential race with surprise bid

By Golnar Motevalli and Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg on April 12, 2017, at 6:52 a.m.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered for next month’s presidential election in apparent defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s advice not to run to avoid polarizing the country.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017.

North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked by US

By Sue-Lin Wong and David Brunnstrom, Reuters on April 11, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.
North Korea said it was prepared to respond to any U.S. aggression.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks to reporters during a ceremony at the Sant'Anna di Stazzema memorial, dedicated to the victims of the massacre committed in the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema by the Nazis in 1944 during World War II, in Italy, April 10, 2017.

White House accuses Russia of deflecting blame on Syria attack

By Steve Holland and Andrew Osborn, Reuters on April 11, 2017, at 8:37 a.m.
“It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end,” Tillerson told reporters in Italy before departing the G7 meeting for Moscow. “We hope that the Russian government concludes that they have aligned themselves with an unreliable partner in Bashar Al-Assad.”

Russia opens new front in U.S. rivalry with Taliban support

By Eltaf Najafizada and Henry Meyer, Bloomberg on April 11, 2017, at 7:50 a.m.
Russia and the U.S. are increasingly sparring over Afghanistan, adding to rapidly souring ties between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump’s administration.

Dozens killed in Islamic State bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches

By Arwa Gaballa and Ahmed Tolba, Reuters on April 10, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a three-month state of emergency.
Policemen guard the street after people were killed when a truck crashed into department store Ahlen, in central Stockholm, Sweden, April 7, 2017.

Apparently stolen truck crashes into department store in Stockholm; at least 3 killed

By Heba Habib and Griff Witte, Washington Post on April 07, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
An apparent stolen truck plowed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least three people.
Andreea Cristea, a victim of the attack on Westminster, is seen in this undated handout photograph, received from the  Metropolitan Police, following the attack in London, Britain on March 22, 2017.

Woman who fell into river during London terror attack has died

By Karla Adam, Washington Post on April 07, 2017, at 8:57 a.m.
A 31-year-old woman who fell into the River Thames during the London terror attack has died, London police said Friday.