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World

El Salvador wartime parties suspend controversial amnesty bill

Today at 05:05 AM, via Reuters

Lawmakers in El Salvador agreed on Thursday to suspend a controversial amnesty bill following an outcry from victims’ families, the United Nations and rights groups who said it aimed to whitewash crimes committed during a bloody civil war.

Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

Today at 03:10 AM, via Reuters

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since December.

Botswana Lifts Its Ban On Elephant Hunting

Today at 01:35 AM, via NPR

Fewer than 400 licenses will be granted annually, the government of Botswana said Thursday. Conservationists are decrying the decision as horrific and unethical.

India’s Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Today at 01:13 AM, via Reuters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.

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