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Indonesia threatens to bar DiCaprio over rainforest comments

Leonardo DiCaprio

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio may be banned from returning to Indonesia over his criticisms that palm oil plantations are destroying the country’s rainforests and endangering wildlife, an immigration official said Saturday. The Oscar winner made a one-day visit to protected Mount Leuser National Park in northern …

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Syria’s Palmyra: Ghost town bearing scars of IS destruction

Mideast Syria Clearing Palmyra

PALMYRA, Syria (AP) – Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic Roman ruins, as Syrian army experts carefully detonated hundreds of mines they say were planted by Islamic State militants before they fled the town. An Associated Press …

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Armed with photo of slain daughter, mom pushes for change

Nardyne Jeffries

WASHINGTON (AP) – The photo is jarring: a teenage girl lying on a slab, her chest sliced open exposing bone and blood. There’s a gaping wound in the left side of her head. It’s hard to look at, but Nardyne Jefferies has made it her mission since her daughter was …

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