Mary Chastain

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Yazidi Artist Paints Real-Life Scenes of ISIS Massacres

Yazidi artist Ammar Salim, 31, uses his talent to show the world what the Yazidis suffer under the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). His paintings tell the story of the Yazidi massacres. “I want to connect all that happened, to explain about the Yazidi genocide,” he explained to Rudaw.

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Armenian Families Refuse to Return to Kobane After Second ISIS Assault

Armenian families who fled Kobane, Syria, do not plan to return home even though the Kurdish army successfully defeated the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). “There were only eight families left before the ISIL attack [in October 2014],” explained Agop Tomasyon. “All of these families left Kobane after the attack.”

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Wimbledon: The Green, Green Grass of London

Wimbledon, the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, wins applause for many things, such as the play or the mouthwatering strawberries and cream. But nothing comes close to the grass at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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Wimbledon Day 2: Tsonga Survives, Kvitova and Federer Dominate

Day 2 at Wimbledon did not disappoint even with the intense heat. While 28C/84F is not blazing hot to some it is for London. One visitor collapsed in Court 2 at the beginning of the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Muller, which turned into the most exciting match of the day.

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Italy Takes In 2,900 More Migrants

Boats from Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Britain rescued 2,900 migrants spread across 21 boats from Libya this weekend. This latest rescue means over 68,000 migrants arrived in Italy in the past six months.

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Walmart Apologizes for ISIS Cake

Corporate chain Walmart has apologized after a store in Louisiana baked a cake bearing the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) flag following its refusal to bake a cake with a Confederate flag.

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American Gay Imam: ‘Nowhere in the Quran Does it Say Punish Homosexuals’

The first gay Imam Daayiee Abdullah claims the Quran does not specifically mention punishment of homosexuals. His statement comes in light of crackdowns of gay pride rallies in Muslim countries. “Nowhere in the Quran does it say punish homosexuals,” he declared. “And historians have also never found any case of the Prophet Muhammad dealing with homosexuality.”

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Petra Kvitova, Novak Djokovic All Smiles at Wimbledon

As rain sprinkled down at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, defending Wimbledon champions Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic brightened the rooms with huge smiles as they addressed the press on Sunday. Both expressed excitement and motivation to defend their titles at tennis’s most prestigious event.

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Eurozone Says No to Greece Bailout Extension

The Eurozone rejected Greece’s request for one-month bailout extension only a day after the bankrupt country turned down an extension offer from their creditors. “It looks like we are heading for Grexit,” exclaimed one person who participated in the meetings.

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Russia Denounces UN Tribunal for MH17 Suspects

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov blasted a call by five countries to form a United Nations tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine last July. “We are against it,” he claimed. “We think it is not timely and counterproductive.”

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