Mary Chastain

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Russia Raids Tatar Crimean Television Station

Russian officials raided ATR, an independent Tatar Crimean television station on January 26. The deputy director said the men took equipment and tapes, which basically shut down all operations. Russians have consistently targeted the Tatar minority since Moscow annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014.
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Australian Open: Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray Advance to Semifinals

What happened at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday? Usually the quarterfinals of a tournament are filled with exciting, nail-biting tennis because the top players face each other. Some of the top players faced each other, but this produced very lopsided tennis. The court completely powered one player while draining the other to nothing.

Iraqi and American Monks Salvage Christian History in Iraq

With the rise of the Islamic State, the rich, 2,000-year history of Christianity in Iraq--historically home to a large Christian population--has been significantly threatened. Many historic Christian monuments have been targeted for destruction, leaving the responsibility to preserve the nation's Christian history to the monks remaining there.

Boko Haram Displaces 1.6 Million Nigerians in Five Years

In the past five years, Boko Haram has forced over 1.6 million people to flee Nigeria -- and, increasingly, border areas of Cameroon -- due to numerous attacks intended to expand their "caliphate." The Muslim group recently attacked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the largest city in the northeast.

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