In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs

In Iraq, a handful of women are eschewing the dreary office jobs typically handed to...
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Thai marchers link their democracy cause to Myanmar protests

A new faction of Thailand's pro-democracy movement has staged a protest march.
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Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers

Tens of thousands of Palestinians work in Israel and its West Bank settlements.
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Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman has...
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Pope prays for liberation of 317 kidnapped Nigerian students

Pope Francis is praying for the quick release of 317 schoolgirls in Nigeria so they...
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‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

Experts are concerned about the pope's trip to Iraq.
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Long-time mayor of Croatian capital of Zagreb dies at 65

Milan Bandic, the controversial long-serving mayor of Croatia's capital of Zagreb, has died from a...
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Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges

Police have detained 47 pro-democracy activists on subversion charges.
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Rooster kills Indian man during banned cockfight

A man has been killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg...
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Students abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed

Students, teachers and relatives abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have...
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