Morning Briefing, International

Celebration, NCR's sister publication, will publish a new reflection each day during Advent. Learn more here

And in global news:

After Zimbabwe's first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, opposition accuses commission of delaying poll results

Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic ambush

Costa Rica overwhelmed with Nicaraguan asylum seekers

Mexico’s Murder Rate Hits Highest Level in Decades

Jetliner In Mexico Crashes, Catches Fire, But All 103 Aboard Escape

A special 18-month New York Times report: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

National Catholic Reporter's sister publication, Global Sisters Report, is running a special in-depth series reporting on the difficult journey of refugees and how Catholic sisters are helping. Here's the link to the series: http://globalsistersreport.org/series/seeking-refuge

[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is jmcelwee@ncronline.org. Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]


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