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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/30/2014

How Scarlett Johansson got mired in one of the Middle East’s touchiest controversies

An American celebrity gets stuck in one of the Israel-Palestine conflict’s most sensitive issues.

By Max Fisher  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012

An infographic showing the global spike in protests

One data analysis confirms that protests are rising around the world. Why?

By Max Fisher  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Global trends, Infographic

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/15/2012

What Saturday Night Live got right and wrong about China’s Foxconn workers

The skit makes some good points, though laborers don't really blame American iPhone users for labor abuses.

By Max Fisher  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Trade, Understanding China

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 10/15/2012

A look at metro-system suicides worldwide

New Delhi grapples with how to reduce suicides on public transit, a problem in cities around the world.

By Olga Khazan  |  07:53 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Amazing map shows past and present conflicts

A Web designer puts all of human conflict in one interactive map.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest | Tags:  World

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/12/2012

E.U.’s Nobel Prize raises eyebrows

Has the prize become a farce?

By Olga Khazan  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/11/2012

International Girls’ Day: Five facts about global girls’ rights

Here are the odds girls around the world are facing.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Mo Yan, a Nobel winner China can get behind

Literature honoree avoided criticizing the government.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Britain ends no-contact policy with Indian leader Narendra Modi

U.K. ends diplomatic isolation of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Beppe Grillo swims for support

The Italian comedian/politician launches his campaign in a wet suit.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  world

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/10/2012

David Cameron at Conservative conference: Britons must build an ‘aspiration nation’

British prime minister urged the nation to draw on its can-do spirit, in his speech at the Conservative Party annual conference.

By Karla Adam  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Attack against Malala condemned in Pakistan

Protests and outrage across Pakistan in the wake of young education activist’s shooting

By Anup Kaphle and Olga Khazan  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/10/2012

U.S.-India harmony marred by Iran, Syria discord

Discord between New Delhi and Washington over policy toward Iran and Syria is growing

By Simon Denyer  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Bing maps reveal CIA training facility in the lead-up to bin Laden’s death

Bing maps show images of the North Carolina facility

By Olga Khazan  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Who wins the Nobel prize?

The married, American and beardless.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Interview with 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban [video]

‘I thought that I must be a politician to change our country,’ she once said.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/08/2012

BBC apologizes for alleged sex abuse by Jimmy Savile

A growing number of women claim one of the corporation’s former entertainers sexually abused them.

By Karla Adam  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Correspondent’s Diary: In Tunis, a mass conversion

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti converts foreigners to Islam.

By Karin Brulliard  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Indian honor killing family gets the death penalty

The sentence comes after India’s Supreme Court ruled that honor killings are a capital offense.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012

North Koreans visit Sweden to ask how its economy works

A group of North Koreans visit Sweden to learn about the country’s economy

By Olga Khazan  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 10/04/2012

How do you get into a former U.S. mission?

The Post’s Michael Birnbaum explains his document find.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:05 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 10/03/2012

‘American Idol’s’ South Africa counterpart crowns first black winner

After eight seasons, Khaya Mthethwa wins following fan campaign.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:57 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Police clash with protesters in Tehran’s bazaar [video]

Protests break out over inflation.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/02/2012

‘Gangnam Style’ comes to famous Philippine prison

Cebu prison first gained fame with its ‘Thriller’ parody.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Facebook takes its talent search global

Zuckerberg ditches hoodie, meets Medvedev.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Syrian foreign minister: Assad can’t stop the violence

Walid Moallem blames several countries for the ongoing conflict.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:11 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Gingrich, GOP tell Romney to make Libya a campaign issue

Gingrich tells Romney to push Obama on the attack

By Olga Khazan  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/01/2012

IKEA comes under fire in Sweden for removing women from Saudi catalogue

Scandinavian furniture company apologizes after backlash in Sweden

By Olga Khazan  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/27/2012

David Cameron fails history on Letterman [video]

British prime minister was stumped when asked, among other things, who composed ‘Rule Britannia.’

By Karla Adam  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Assange lambastes Obama for U.N. speech (video)

Wikileaks founder claims Obama’s message was hypocritical.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Russian billionaire Lebedev punches businessman, charged with ‘hooliganism’ [video]

Alexander Lebedev says charges are revenge for his anti-corruption work.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:39 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Jiang Zemin, the old boss, wants to become the new boss

China’s Jiang Zemin wants to let it be known that he still has clout

By Zhang Jie and Keith B. Richburg  |  04:03 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Ahmadinejad: Iran under threat by ‘uncivilized Zionists’

The Iranian president called for a new world order at the UN General Assembly

By Olga Khazan  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Worldwide pork shortage looms, industry group says

UK trade group says farmers hit hard by drought.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012

5 weird examples of tensions over the Japanese/Chinese islands

The two Asian countries dispute ownership of a cluster of rocks in ever more dramatic ways.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Indian government tries Twitter to connect with its ‘Tweeple’

An historically Luddite leadership opens up on the social Web

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Muslims protest in Pakistan, Libya and elsewhere: photos, videos

As many as 20 are dead in Pakistan, but other demonstrations were peaceful.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Chinese official fired for smiling at crash site, wearing fancy watches

Netizens bring down Yang Dacai.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Suu Kyi to young people: Don’t ‘just sit in front of the ’net.’

Burmese rights leader tells Newseum audience: Violence is not “a legitimate way to human rights.”

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Iranian woman beats up cleric for criticizing her wardrobe

Cleric claims he was hospitalized after the incident.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Charlie Hebdo cartoons spark debate over free speech and Islamophobia

Charlie Hebdo depicted Muhammad naked. Is it free speech or Islamophobia?

By Olga Khazan  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012

German, Canadian groups plan public screenings of ‘Innocence of Muslims’

German authorities fear the move would set off more protests

By Olga Khazan  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Massive diamond field discovered in Russia

Reveal of ‘trillions of carats’ could move global markets

By Olga Khazan  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Salman Rushdie’s movie scares film distributors in India

There is a reluctance in India to receive “Midnight’s Children,” based on Rushdie’s popular book.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:44 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Protests spread across the Middle East: Photos and videos

Anti-American demonstrations spread throughout the Muslim world

By Anup Kaphle and Olga Khazan  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Malaysian schools attempt to identify gay children

‘Guidelines’ include wearing V-neck sweaters

By Olga Khazan  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/13/2012

U.S. Embassy and Muslim Brotherhood embroiled in a Twitter fight

U.S. accused Islamic organization of posting contradictory messages.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/13/2012

HRW: Politicians linked to Kenya violence

The report alleges that local authorities failed to prevent the violence.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/13/2012

‘Innocence of Muslims’ cast disavows movie

A rumor roundup about the film that has set off protests.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 09/12/2012

U.S. ambassadors killed in terror attacks in the line of duty

Christopher Stevens was the first slain in terror attacks since 1979.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:27 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/12/2012

A visit to a tribal militia leader fighting al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen

Reporter’s journey highlights how much of a threat the extremists remain in southern Yemen.

By Sudarsan Raghavan  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Catalonia rallies for independence on ‘Catalan National Day’

The semi-autonomous region claims it pays more in taxes than it receives from Madrid.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:51 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Palestinian leader offers to cut fuel costs as protests continue (video)

Protesters threw shoes at a poster of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as demonstrations continued for a sixth day.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Indian political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi jailed in sedition case

Political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been jailed in a sedition case in India.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2012

Putin’s speaking style has admirers

A new book aims to train others to talk like the Russian leader

By Olga Khazan  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012

DNC: How the world sees Democrats

Foreign papers dissect Obama’s speech, prospects and celebrity backers

By Olga Khazan  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/06/2012

News interactive: Events in Syria since Aug. 25

Major news events in Syria since Aug. 25

By Olga Khazan  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012

India’s ‘Hitler’ stores spark outrage

The country has a history of naming shops after the dictator.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Washington Post’s Singh profile earns mixed reactions online

“The USA is a bankrupt nation. They must mind their own business.”

By Olga Khazan  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Indian prime minister’s office responds to Washington Post’s profile on Manmohan Singh

A letter from the Indian Prime Minister’s office, and a response from The Post’s India bureau chief.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Tensions simmering between U.S., China over uninhabited islands’ ownership

Chinese social network users applaud journalist for cornering U.S. spokeswoman on ownership issue.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Masked gunman kills one at a Quebec premier speech [video]

The suspect was heard shouting, “The English are waking up!”

By Olga Khazan  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Yao Ming uses his star image to help fight elephants, rhino poaching

Former NBA star Yao Ming took a trip to Africa to witness the effects of elephant and rhino poaching.

By Anup Kaphle  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Correspondent’s diary: Crossing into Syria, listening to Daddy Yankee

Our correspondent cruises into Syria listening to reggaeton.

By Karin Brulliard  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The South African miners story, according to Taiwanese animators

An animated video explains the controversial decision to charge the miners with murder, which has since been reversed.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:54 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Russian punk band case is over, but bizarre ripple-effects aren’t

A sex-museum break-in, a gruesome murder message and more.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Assange expects to stay in Ecuador Embassy for up to a year

In an interview, the Wikileaks founder said he hopes his predicament can be resolved within a year.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Correspondent’s diary: Journey to the Amazon

A car accident nearly undoes a reporting mission.

By Juan Forero  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/30/2012

South Africa charges Marikana mine workers with murder of colleagues

270 workers arrested after police shot dead 34 of their colleagues at Marikana platinum mine have been charged in the deaths.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Assad applauds the ‘heroic’ Syrian army in a TV interview

The Syrian president seemed to brush off defections, describing them as a “cleansing.”

By Olga Khazan  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Germans detonate a World War II-era bomb [video]

The weapon was used by the U.S. Air Force decades ago.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Australian job ad asks ‘no Indians or Asians’ apply

Coles supermarket ad asks ‘no Indians or Asians’ apply.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/28/2012

RNC: How the world sees Republicans

What happens when you try to explain conventions to international readers.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Syrian rebels down military helicopter (Video)

Online footage shows a helicopter bursting into flames and going down.

By Anup Kaphle  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Is Breivik’s sentence harsh enough?

Some feel judges were too lenient on the mass murderer, but victims’ families are satisfied.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/24/2012

The Sun’s naked Harry photo decision draws outrage . . . and yawns

The British tabloid became the country’s first newspapers to print photos of Prince Harry’s nude antics

By Olga Khazan  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Will Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France victories be forgotten? [videos]

Cycling’s greatest may lose his record seven Tour de France titles. But will his legacy endure anyway?

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Spanish woman botches ‘Ecce Homo’ painting in an attempt to restore it

Some things are best left to the professionals.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Syrian troops shell Damascus suburb [videos]

Plumes of smoke are seen over Darayya near Damascus as troops invade with tanks.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Tony Nicklinson’s death: Living and tweeting with locked-in syndrome [video]

The remarkable stream of tweets that the paralyzed Brit left behind.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Meles Zenawi: 5 things to know about the Ethio­pian leader’s death and legacy

Key facts about the ‘mellowed Marxist.’

By Olga Khazan  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Russian punk band members sentenced to two years in jail

Three members of the feminist band were sentenced to two years in jail.

By Olga Khazan and Malu Banuelos  |  01:07 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/16/2012

What it’s like to report on Syria: a Reddit IAmA with The Post’s Liz Sly

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins a Q&A with Redditors.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Syrian rebels claim to have seized ammunition, missile (video)

The rebels pose with a missile and machine guns in a YouTube video posted Wednesday.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Julian Assange case: Pro-Assange protesters outside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London (live video)

Following the news that Ecuador has granted asylum to Julian Assange, a citizen journalist from London is broadcasting a live stream from the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Julian Assange case: Should Ecuador have granted asylum to Assange?

Ecuador is prepared to let the WikiLeaks founder stay in its embassy indefinitely

By Olga Khazan  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Syrian fighter jet crashes; rebels claim they shot it down

Rebels say they shot down a fighter jet near the Iraq border, but the Syrian government denies the claim.

By Anup Kaphle  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/12/2012

Olympics: 12 top moments you might have missed

Because four hours of daily prime time coverage wasn’t enough.

By Olga Khazan and Benjamin Gottlieb  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Gu Kailai’s trial scene: Rain, reporters and police

What the scene outside Gu Kailai’s trial looked like.

By Keith B. Richburg  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Agent Orange’s health effects continued long after the Vietnam War’s end

The clean-up effort matters because dioxin claimed lives for decades after the war’s end.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Syrian Prime Minister escapes in the desert, reports say

Prime Minister Riyad Hijab is the biggest defection to date.

By Ahmed Ramadan  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Syrian prime minister Riyad Hijab apparently shown with rebels before escape (video)

A video posted online Tuesday shows a man it identifies as Riyad Hijab while still in Syria.

By Babak Dehghanpisheh  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Olympics 2012: Athletes abscond during games

After a loop around the track, some athletes book it to the immigration office.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 08/06/2012

English as a second language: Could you pass the test?

In Japan, one company has adopted an English-only rule. Its employees face demotion if they can’t pass a language test.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  09:44 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Hong Kong’s plastic pellet problem

Massive cleanup efforts in continued over the weekend as white plastic debris litters beaches.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2012

High-profile defections in the Arab Spring

What happens when army officials flee the country?

By Olga Khazan  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Photographer’s diary: Shooting an acid attack victim

Photographing women disfigured by acid attacks stirs anger and inspiration.

By Carlos Villalon  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The best parts of the Russian punk rockers trial, in tweets

The surprising questions the prosecution asks.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Rebels execute members of pro-Syria regime clan (video)

YouTube video appears to show execution of members of a pro-Syrian regime clan.

By Babak Dehghanpisheh  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Indian leaders unapologetic over power failure (video)

Post’s India bureau chief says Indian leaders have shown a lack of remorse over the historic power failure.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Ebola kills 14 in Uganda as health workers attempt to head off epidemic

Health workers attempt to head off epidemic as

By Olga Khazan  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Indians react to power failures

Those on the ground tweeted their frustration with a mixture of humor and angst.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 07/31/2012

What our correspondents are reading

Looking for what book to read next? Here are some suggestions from our correspondents.

By Anup Kaphle  |  08:35 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Report: In India’s Maoist conflict, human rights workers kept in fear

Development workers caught between threats from Maoists and Indian police, new report finds.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  01:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Olympics 2012: The superlatives

Is your country the best? A list of Olympic “mosts”

By Olga Khazan  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Modi won’t apologize for the deaths of more than 1,000 Muslims

One of the most polarizing figures in Indian politics said he would never apologize for the deaths of more than 1,000 Muslims by marauding Hindu mobs.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Diplomats on Twitter: Putin follows no one

World leaders have joined Twitter but don’t talk to each other.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai: Everything you need to know in one post

The murder charges against Gu Kailai, wife of former prominent Chinese party chief Bo Xilai, have captivated Chinese and Western audiences

By Olga Khazan  |  12:58 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Greeks are most pessimistic about their futures

Greece’s ongoing financial woes are taking a heavy toll on Greeks’ life outlook

By Olga Khazan  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/25/2012

North Korean’s Kim Jong Eun gets married: Twitter reacts with snark

The bride is “Comrade” Ri Sol Ju.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Olympics 2012: Organizers’ love-hate relationship with Twitter

London hosts the first “social media Olympics,” but not without strings attached for athletes and others.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Ukraine proposes banning ‘gay’ films, and what that says about the country’s politics

A recent string of anti-gay bills are an election-season distraction, some experts say.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Olympics 2012: Israel taking ‘all necessary measures’ to protect athletes

With the Games on the horizon, Israeli officials are poised to prevent a second attack on its citizens in as many weeks.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Why are there so many blind Indians?

Most blindness is preventable, but the condition is still ravaging the developing world

By Olga Khazan  |  07:36 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/20/2012

What the U.N. resolution on Syria means

The U.N. Security Council voted to approve a resolution extending the 300-strong U.N. observer force in Syria for a final 30 days.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/20/2012

AIDS Conference: Three things experts will be talking about this year

AIDS advocates have come a long way since 1990, but here are three things that still stand in their way.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Where in the world is Bashar al-Assad?

Syrian president expected to make television address to nation.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Video shows Free Syrian Army rebels raid a border crossing between Syria and Turkey

Online video shows members of the Free Syrian Army try to seize a border crossing point near Turkey.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:25 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Which countries’ citizens are the least physically active?

A new survey from the Lancet charts physical activity trends worldwide.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Live blog: Syrian bombing, aftermath and videos

The blast killed at least three top government officials, including the president’s brother-in-law, and could signal a major change in the uprising.

By Olga Khazan and Benjamin Gottlieb  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Who’s who in Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle?

Here are are key people who are close to Bashar al-Assad you should know about.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:28 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Who were the officials killed in the Damascus bombing?

The death of at least three aides is a blow to the Assad regime.

By Olga Khazan and Benjamin Gottlieb  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Damascus firefight rages on in escalation of power struggle (videos, photos)

Rebels and government troops continued a fierce firefight in the capital for a third consecutive day.

By Olga Khazan  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Americans who were kidnapped in Egypt are reunited with families

Two Americans and a tour guide were held hostage by Bedouins.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Is the Free Syrian Army destroying alcohol? (Video)

Online videos show men said to be members of the Free Syrian Army burning bottles of alcohol.

By Anup Kaphle  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Correspondent’s diary: Traveling to North Sinai

The only thing that kept us looking over our shoulders was the prospect of getting kidnapped.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  03:33 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Syrian activists report massacre in Tremseh (Videos)

Activists post videos showing the wounded and dead following reports of a massacre in a village in Hama province.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Sri Lanka plays balancing act between U.S. and Iran

The island nation has become an unlikely cockpit for a game of global power politics.

By Simon Denyer  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Mont Blanc avalanche victims identified

Thursday’s avalanche in the French Alps is a reminder of summer mountaineering dangers.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Outrage in India after a mob strips and molests a girl

Outrage follows after a video showing a young girl being assaulted was posted online.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:23 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Checkpoint Charlie: Through a correspondent’s eyes

Our reporter takes us to the contentious Checkpoint Charlie, decades later.

By Michael Birnbaum  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Voter ID proponents point to laws in other countries

Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to fight U.S. voter ID laws, but are they really so outrageous?

By Olga Khazan  |  08:27 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Saudi Shiites swarm funeral of slain demonstrator, incite violence (video)

Demonstrators hurl Molotov cocktails, clash with security forces.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Fighting legislators around the world (photos)

In several countries, lawmakers have a nasty habit of becoming violent.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Eva Rausing’s death: Everything you need to know, in one post

The wife of a British billionaire was found dead in London this week.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 07/11/2012

World Population Day: Can women find birth control if they want it?

Economic, environmental pressures put contraception back on the agenda.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:34 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Russian Wikipedia shut down to protest ‘censorship’ bill

Wales says conditions that prevent sharing knowledge are ‘anathema to us’

By Olga Khazan  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Searching for the child bride: Story behind the story

How the reporter found the girls portrayed in the child marriage story.

By Sudarsan Raghavan  |  06:40 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Taliban execution of Afghan woman triggers public outcry (video)

The 22-year-old woman was accused of adultery.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Women report worse health than men in many areas

Along with other parts of the world, women in former Soviet countries report worse health.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:44 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/09/2012

What is the ‘mystery illness’ killing Cambodian children?

Health officials have linked the outbreak to hand, foot and mouth disease.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:13 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/05/2012

India-Pakistan talks remain focused on Mumbai attacks and Abu Jindal

This week’s meeting was aimed at building an overall climate of trust. But the question of responsibility for the Mumbai attacks continues to divide the countries.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Electronic cigarette incites bomb scare on British highway

Armed police in Britain responded to a bomb tip, only to discover the cause to be a man’s smoking cessation device.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/05/2012

WikiLeaks releasing over 2 million Syrian e-mails

Whistle-blowing Web site says the e-mails are embarrassing to Syria as well as its opponents.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/04/2012

A less pricey crab cake

This year, I’m not taking my lumps

By Lisa Yockelson  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Mexico elections: Reactions to Peña Nieto’s victory

Mexico’s elections mark a return of the PRI after a 12-year absence.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/01/2012

Ramallah protesters attacked by Palestinian Authority police (photos)

Police reportedly attacked men and women with batons, chains.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Sudanese prepare for ‘elbow-licking’ protest

The odd phrase is a local nickname for achieving the impossible.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/28/2012

As Supreme Court upholds mandate, other countries move toward universal health coverage

Other nations are moving toward universal coverage. Here’s how they’re doing it.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Afghan women entrepreneurs look to India for opportunities

As U.S. troops draw down, women hope to strike business deals in India.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Death toll in Bangladesh floods approaches 100 (Video)

The heavy rains, which have caused landslides and severe flooding are expected to continue until the end of the week.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Big Ben’s tower to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth

For some, ‘Elizabeth Tower’ doesn’t have the same ring to it

By Karla Adam  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Syrian rebels attack pro-government TV station [photos]

At least 7 staff members killed.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:54 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Sudanese protests continue as government keeps cutting back

Protesters denouncing austerity measures are being arrested and made to disperse.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Kony 2012’ campaign dies down, but LRA impact remains

In an interview, Invisible Children told BlogPost that people underestimate the LRA’s damage to the civilian population.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Invisible Children, Uganda, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Trayvon Martin death has echoes

In the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin, similar cases have been brought to light.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Trayvon Martin, police

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Sam LaHood, NGO worker, hid in U.S. Embassy in Cairo for four weeks under ‘real fear of arrest’

Back in Washington after more than four weeks of hiding in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, he says he may not return to Egypt anytime soon.

By Leila Fadel  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sam LaHood, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/05/2012

British Home Office tackles issue of teen rape in ad campaign

A new ad campaign seeks to remind teenagers that some rape isn’t violent.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, UK, Home office, teen rape, ads

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2012

Out-of-body experiences: Could you have one?

This weekend’s Washington Post Magazine explores the world of a Virginia institute where people attempt to reach new levels of consciousness.

By Amanda McGrath  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012

China and Hong Kong battle over babies

An ongoing war of words heats up in China and Hong Kong over Chinese mothers giving birth in Hong Kong

By Keith Richburg  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Hong Kong, One Child Policy

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Polio focus leaves other diseases behind

By Simon Denyer  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BlogPost

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Quadrantid meteor shower thrills and chills viewers; still visible Thursday morning

Though the peak hit Wednesday morning, the Quadrantid meteor shower will still be visible early Thursday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Quadrantid meteor shower, NASA

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The year 2011’s memorable faces: A postscript

Interviews with four memorable people from the year 2011.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:56 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, end of year list, iconic photos, Dorli Rainey, Brandon Watts, Taylor Anderson, Wael Ghonim, Gaddafi bodyguards

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Happy holidays from BlogPost

Merry Christmakahwanzaivus!

By Melissa Bell  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Terry Gilliam

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Kim Jong Il’s July 9, 1994 headline: ‘Enigmatic heir apparent viewed as dangerous eccentric’

We pulled the Washington Post front-page story from when Kim Jong Il was named successor.

By T.R. Reid  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Song, North Korea

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Climate change conference lures no congressmen

The new effort is aimed at persuading U.S. politicians that they should curb greenhouse gas emissions for moral and ethical reasons.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo. You tell us which country the photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world, photo quiz, where in the world

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Supercommittee failure one reason Occupy protesters are marching

The supercommittee failure is being blamed on the Bush tax cuts, the original focus of the Occupy Wall Street march from New York to D.C.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, supercommittee, Bush tax cuts, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Daylight Saving Time: is it efficient? (Video)

The confusing time change explained by CGP Gray.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Daylight Savings Time, Time management

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011

All U.S. troops to leave Iraq; war by the numbers

As President Obama announces that all troops will leave Iraq by year-end, BlogPost examines the Iraq War by the numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Iraq war

Posted at 03:17 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Steve Jobs dies, and the Internet pays tribute to its hero

Apple’s Web site went stark, with a remembrance of Jobs. But other tech-oriented Web sites also changed up their designs

By Terri Rupar and Melissa Bell  |  03:17 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/21/2011

New Facebook guide; here’s how to use it — and how to get rid of it

How to navigate the new Facebook

By Melissa Bell  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Facebook, Google +, Twitter

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama’s speech, GOP debate sliced down to seconds

The presidential jobs speech in 35 seconds.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/08/2011

September 11, 2001: The stories we told ourselves

Five stories told after September 11.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Star Trek: 45 years of exploring the final frontier

The 45th anniversary of Star Trek looks back on the best in fake space exploration.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Schweddy Balls ice cream joins Ben & Jerry’s

The Vermont ice cream maker is riffing off Alec Baldwin’s famous public radio parody on “Saturday Night Live.”

By Melissa Bell  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Sept. 11 memories are vivid, but study shows they are flawed

A new study shows that while vivid, our memories of 9/11 may be flawed.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/06/2011

NASA releases new high-resolution images of moon landings

New photographs show the debris left behind by astronauts.

By Brian Vastag  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Guy Laliberte: a Canadian clown turned billionaire world entertainer (Video)

He dabbles in World Championship Poker. He took a recent vacation to the International Space Station. He’s one of the richest men on the planet. He’s an author. Oh, and he’s a clown.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Kurt Vonnegut plots stories on a graph

Computers ought to plot a story. Kurt Vonnegut shows how

By Melissa Bell  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Ai Weiwei's Newsweek interview censored by China

Chinese censors have reacted to Ai Weiwei’s impassioned Newsweek article by simply ripping out the last page.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Islamophobia in America: Some finance it, while others fight it

Some groups have raised millions to spread fear about Islam in America. Another group is pushing back with a campaign to show Muslims are fellow Americans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:10 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/31/2011

The Twin Towers in movies (Video)

Director Dan Meth has created a short montage of the twin towers in the movies.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Panda waste may make for better biofuels

The waste left behind by two bamboo-loving giant pandas in the Memphis Zoo may offer a new way to create biofuels.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Dutch motorists see money rain from the sky [video]

On Monday money fluttered across a highway near the Dutch city of Maastricht.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Grand Central Terminal: Hurricane Irene evacuation photo

New York City is undergoing a major shutdown in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:23 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/12/2011

On Berlin Wall’s 50th anniversary, a look at the still-standing walls (Photos)

What other walls divide people from one another?

By Melissa Bell  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  exra

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/02/2011

A Belgian Malinois in Abbottabad: the New Yorker retells the story of the bin Laden raid

The bin Laden piece and sales of the magazine’s iPad app further affirms that the New Yorker is still doing what it does best: telling long-form stories on its own timeline.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Cinemagraphs: What it looks like when a photo moves

New York City-based photographer Jamie Beck and Web designer Kevin Burg “hand-stitch” together her photos with his Web design to make animated gifs they call “cinegraphs.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:39 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/23/2011

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger capture means on FBI’s Most Wanted List, two down, eight to go (Quiz)

With James Bulger arrested, the FBI’s Most Wanted List has two new openings.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Paul Revere and Sarah Palin inspire poetry (Submit your poem)

The Paul Revere gaffe has BlogPost readers turning into poets.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011

‘Gay girl in Damascus’ Syrian blogger allegedly kidnapped

A young Syrian-American teacher who has been blogging about the Middle East uprisings has been kidnapped, according to her family.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Osama bin Laden’s killing: Was it legal?

Is the killing legal?

By Melissa Bell  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Epsilon e-mail breach: How to protect yourself in the future

Avoid getting burned by e-mail scams.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:16 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/14/2011

SXSW drive-by: Greetings from the Lone Star State

l’ll be back soon.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Steve Jobs upstages iPad 2 at product launch

Steve Jobs surprises the audience at the iPad 2 launch.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Westboro Baptist Church wins Supreme Court case: Was it the right decision?

The Westboro Baptist Church won its Supreme Court battle to protest at military funerals.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Wisconsin protests: Sleepover camp in the capitol (Photos)

Wisconsin protesters have set up camp in Madison.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Picture Shows

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Charlie Sheen high on Charlie Sheen -- and the world can't get enough

Charlie Sheen. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) Charlie Sheen is on a media tear. He's on "Good Morning America"! He's on "The Howard Stern Show"! He's everywhere, providing sound bites so terrible, you can't tear yourself away. Tiger's blood? Adonis DNA? Charlie Sheen...

By Melissa Bell  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Rick Perry's media melee

Rick Perry is having some problems with the media.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch