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French Police Search For Suspect in Deadly Strasbourg Shooting

A massive manhunt is underway in France for the gunman who killed two people, left one brain dead and wounded 13 others in an attack at the Christmas market in the center of Strasbourg. French officials deployed hundreds of security officers Wednesday after the suspect escaped from the market following the shooting late Tuesday. Authorities have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt and said he was on a watch list of suspected extremists. The gunman's motive is unknown.… Read Full Article

Polish PM Seeks Confidence Vote in Parliament

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has asked in parliament for a confidence vote on his own government, saying he wants to be sure that his government has "a mandate" ahead of a European Union summit. Morawiecki called Wednesday for the vote to be held later in the day, ahead of the EU summit on Thursday.   The ruling party, Law and Justice, enjoys majority support in parliament. It was not immediately clear why Morawicki wanted a vote that he was all but certain to survive.   A two… Read Full Article

Sustainable Tree Farming Means Better Lives for Kenyan Farmers

Wood consumption — including logging and the production of charcoal — is a leading cause of forest degradation in Africa. In some of Kenya's coastal regions, recurring droughts have made the problem even worse.  Now, farmers in those regions are planting trees, putting their once-barren land to use in a venture that enables them to earn a living and conserve the environment at the same time.  At Be Sulubu Tezo, in Kilifi county, Kenya, Kanze Kahindi Mbogo tends to her tree farm. She thins out… Read Full Article

The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

The Indian girl accused her father of "cheating" because he broke his promise to build her a toilet.

In pictures: Mexico pilgrims brave cold for national patron saint

Millions of people are arriving in Mexico City to honour the Virgin of Guadalupe.

'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Tales Of Rural Students In College

Some colleges are extending scholarships and other help to rural high school grads. They see benefits to diversity — and their own bottom lines — in having rural students on their campuses.

Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman 'mentally ill'

The man opened fire inside a cathedral in the city of Campinas killing four before shooting himself.

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe's Farmers?

Researchers are betting that a drought-proof variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand a changing climate that is increasingly prone to drought.  The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) says it is working on ensuring Zimbabwe returns to its former status as a prosperous, self-sufficient agricultural producer, after erratic rainfall in recent years affected the country’s food security.  The El Nino weather phenomenon is predicted to give Zimbabwe another… Read Full Article

Ghanaian chaplain finds new family during deployment to Southwest Border

U.S. Army Cpt. Raymond Akeriwe, a Ghanaian native, tells of his path to become a Chaplain in the U.S. military.

Kei Kamara: Sierra Leone striker moves to MLS club Colorado Rapids

Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara says he is 'excited' about playing for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Colorado Rapids after moving on a two-year deal.