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Christian Science Monitor - World

Why South Africa is closing its doors to migrants it once welcomed -- South Africa's decision to expel almost 200,000 Zimbabwean nationals has taken on outsize symbolism.

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Singapore's death penalty: Is there room for compassion? -- Some believe the no-tolerance approach to drug trafficking makes Singapore safer, but a recent wave of executions has others calling for compassion.

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First Look -- In Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, Shiite Muslims mark Ashoura -- Millions of Shiite Muslims are marking the festival of Ashoura that commemorates the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Hussein. In Taliban-run Afghanistan, security forces are on high alert for any violence that could mar the celebrations.

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Points of Progress -- Bouncing back: Cheese in Bosnia, trees around the world -- Progress roundup: Bosnian cheesemakers revive their craft after the war, 36 countries count gains in tree coverage, plus briefs from Kenya, India, and the U.S.

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In Pictures: The refugee firefighters of Mauritania -- Local Mauritanian volunteers often fight fires alongside the Malian refugee teams, creating a bond between the hosts and their guests.

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First Look -- Israel and Palestinian militants reach cease-fire: Will it hold? -- Israeli aircraft have pummeled Gaza since Friday, while the Iran-backed Palestinian Jihad militant group has fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response.

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Cover Story -- In Winnipeg, a donated building becomes a force for reconciliation -- The transfer of the colonial icon to Indigenous leaders is seen as a tangible sign of renewal, and a model for other Canadian cities and landmarks.

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First Look -- First Ukrainian grain shipment lands in Lebanon, bringing hope -- The Razoni is the first ship to depart a Ukrainian Black Sea port since Russia invaded, disrupting food supplies in Africa and the Middle East.

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First Look -- Kabul chaos: Shiites bombed, Zawahri killing protests fill streets -- A bomb killed eight people in the Shiite area of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday. The attack has yet to be claimed but suspicions fall on the Islamic State group. Hundreds of Afghans also rallied to protest the U.S. drone strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.

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First Look -- Devastation in Gaza after new wave of Israeli airstrikes -- Days after the arrest of a senior Islamic Jihad leader, an Israeli airstrike descended on Gaza leaving at least 10 fatalities, Palestinian officials have announced. The strike left at least 55 others injured and was in response to an "imminent threat," Israeli officials say.

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Despite Kremlin efforts, Russian indie media keep news flowing -- The Kremlin has been trying to silence dissenting voices in Russia's media landscape. But despite its efforts, independent outlets are finding ways to speak to the Russian public.

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How Egypt gets leftover food in the hands of hungry people -- The Tekeya app is saving thousands of meals from being binned in the Arab world's biggest food waster.

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First Look -- After Pelosi's visit, China tests missiles in Taiwan waters -- China launched military drills in the Strait this week as a reminder to Taiwan of Beijing's might and its intention to retain control over the island. The U.S. and its allies have become increasingly vocal in support of Taiwan's independence from the mainland.

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First Look -- WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russian prison -- Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and smuggling and sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian judge. The unusually quick verdict came amid tightening tensions between Moscow and Washington and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange.

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