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Restored church bells provide a ray of hope in an Iraqi city destroyed by the jihad

They ring for everyone,” UN cultural envoy Audrey Azoulay said during a visit to Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city in the north. A city renowned for its religious and cultural variety has been occupied by the Islamic State group for three years, and her organization, UNESCO, is reconstructing churches, mosques, and other structures that have been […]

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Asia’s wealthiest woman lost more than half her fortune over the past year

As China’s real estate sector was rocked by a cash crunch, a billionaire index showed Thursday. Yang Huiyan, a majority shareholder in Chinese property giant Country Garden, saw her net worth plunge by more than 52 percent to $11.3 billion from $23.7 billion a year ago, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Yang’s fortune took

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