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Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, Oct 22 (AP) - A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honored with the Liberty Medal.
Malala Yousafzai accepted the medal, which is given annually at the National Constitution Center to someone who strives to secure freedom for people around the world, on Tuesday. She implored world leaders to spend money on education, not wars, and to solve their differences with words.
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US girls may have tried to join jihadis

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Denver, Oct 22 (AP) - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.
The girls - two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend - were reported...
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Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

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Manila, Oct 22 (AP) - A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.
The...
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Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

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Buduburam Camp, Oct 22 (AP) - Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but...
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Malaysian lawmakers warn Australia of radicalism

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Canberra, Oct 21 (AP) - A delegation from a Malaysian opposition party urged Australia's government on Tuesday to use its influence to discourage authorities in Malaysia from fanning Islamic radicalism for political gain.
Three lawmakers from Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's People's...
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