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Uruguay’s prisoners could get stoned, but not with rocks

globalpost.com — Officials denied reports that they'll wean inmates off drugs with pot. But we got curious: How would that work exactly if they were to do it? Here's what we found.
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The Sicilian mosque helping desperate Syrian boat migrants

globalpost.com — CATANIA, Italy - On a sunny afternoon in Sicily, tourists flocked to iconic Catholic attractions like the Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, the Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena and the San Benedetto church, all of which were built hundreds of years ago.

This is what it takes to pack up the US war in Afghanistan

globalpost.com — "For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing."

4 French journalists freed in Syria give reason for hope

globalpost.com — Their release follows that of Spanish journalists in March. Taken together, the two releases could signal a change of tactics by kidnappers in Syria.
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China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted - mostly with toxins from industrialization

globalpost.com — Health advocates have identified several 'cancer villages' in China near factories suspected of polluting the environment.
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Miserable Syrians in Jordan say they'd rather go home

globalpost.com — Syrian refugees in Jordan say they are so miserable that they would rather face "inevitable death" in their war-torn country than live in conditions that have sparked riots. With Syria's war now in its fourth year, many of the 100,000 refugees in the sprawling desert Zaatari camp in northern Jordan feel the world has forgotten their struggle to survive.