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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/28/2014

This is why Germany doesn’t want China anywhere near Berlin’s holocaust memorial

Why Germany doesn’t want China anywhere near a holocaust memorial

By Adam Taylor  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Berlin, China, Germany, Japan, World War II

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 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 09:48 AM ET, 10/05/2012

‘Cromarty fisherfolk’: Another rare language dies in Scotland

The last speaker of a dialect called Cromarty fisherfolk died recently, taking an obscure language with him.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Sochi’s slogan becomes a Russian punchline

Hot. Wintry. Yours. Unfortunate.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:35 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  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)
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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)
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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 03:10 PM ET, 09/28/2012

France unveils Zidane head-butt statue

Soccer player who attacked Italian opponent with his head is memorialized in bronze.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/28/2012

What do the Chinese think of America?

A team of videographers ask random Chinese in Kunming to describe their impression of the United States.

By Keith B. Richburg  |  11:33 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Netanyahu draws an actual red line ... on a bomb cartoon

The Israeli prime minister illustrates his fears for the U.N. General Assembly.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:53 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  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)
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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)
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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)
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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 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 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 10:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Rachel Corrie ruling ‘shameful,’ some pro-Palestinian activists say

Some say Israeli Court discounts loss of life in the Palestinian cause

By Olga Khazan  |  10:17 AM 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 01:01 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Satellite images show bombardment in Syrian city of Aleppo

Images released by Amnesty International show the extent of artillery bombing in Aleppo.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  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 12:52 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Reddit reacts to Hollande’s ‘socialist’ ways

French President Francois Hollande’s tax hikes for the rich prompt online debate.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Olympic rings as infographics representing social issues

Obesity, prisoners and other measures drawn to scale using the Olympic logo as a guide.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:24 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  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 09:36 AM ET, 08/02/2012

India’s fasting protesters try a new strategy

The fasting leaders of India’s one-year-long anti-corruption movement said they want to explore the option of becoming political.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:36 AM 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 11:26 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Indian power minister gets promoted in the midst of worst blackout ever

In the thick of blackout, power minister Sushilkumar Shinde gets a new job.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  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 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 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 11:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Iranian nuclear facilities are hit by AC/DC virus

Hackers played “Thunderstruck” at full volume after shutting down networks at two uranium-enrichment plants.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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 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 11:44 AM ET, 07/19/2012

North Koreans celebrate Kim Jong Eun’s promotion [Video]

Hundreds of soldiers danced in Pyongyang after leader Kim Jong Eun was named marshal.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:44 AM 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 12:16 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Japan floods: Videos, images from the rescue effort

Scenes from across Kyushu Island in southern Japan following the weekend’s torrential rains and subsequent flooding.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  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 01:12 PM ET, 07/03/2012

China to ban shark fin soup from official functions

Officials estimate the ban on shark fin soup at official functions could take three years to implement.

By Juliet Eilperin and Benjamin Gottlieb  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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 12:05 PM ET, 06/29/2012

China’s first female astronaut returns from space

Liu Yang and her two fellow space explorers touched down on Earth on Friday.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  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)
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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 01:39 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Radio Canada International: Budget cuts take their toll [Video]

Critics warn people living under authoritarian regimes will find it harder to get the news.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:39 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  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 03:42 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi begins building cabinet after contentious election

The president-elect moves into the presidential palace on his first day in office.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  03:42 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Navalny appointed to Aeroflot board

Russian anti-corruption blogger may bring transparency to the airline.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Kashmir riots sparked by burning of Muslim shrine

Immediate reactions to the fire, slow emergency response.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  11:28 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Saudi women allowed in Olympics for the first time

Saudi Arabia was previously the last country to ban women from competing

By Olga Khazan  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/24/2012

Egyptians react to Morsi win

Cheers meet Egypt announcement in Tahrir Square

By Olga Khazan  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/22/2012

E.U.’s ‘Science, it’s a girl thing’ campaign sparks a backlash

‘Science: it’s a Girl Thing’ doesn’t go over well.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:54 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Google fights for endangered languages

A new project aims to catalog and preserve the world’s endangered languages

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  01:23 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Should Julian Assange be allowed to leave Britain? (Poll)

Tell us if you think the Wikileaks founder should be allowed to leave Britain seek asylum in Ecuador.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:23 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Flame FAQ: All you need to know about the virus

Here is all you need to know about the Flame virus.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  12:13 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Indian TV show highlights human rights issues

Sometimes it takes a Bollywood movie star to shine a light on India’s darkest corners.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/18/2012

West cuts nuclear warheads as it negotiates with Iran

The United States and Russia have cut the number of nuclear weapons they possess, according to a new report.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Mexico cancels Baja resort project near coral reef

Plans for mega-resort by marine reserve known for fish and coral had angered preservationists.

By William Booth  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Egyptian activists call for election boycott (Videos)

A high court ruling dissolving parliament has stunned the country ahead of weekend vote.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Israeli deportation of South Sudan refugees signals policy shift

Roughly 200 South Sudanese nationals will leave for Juba on Sunday.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Egyptians react to court ruling dissolving parliament

Revolutionaries fear a return of the old guard.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:26 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Burma violence erupts on western border

Security forces struggle to maintain order in western Burma.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  07:12 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Poll: Most Chinese adults prioritize environment over economy

Most Chinese don’t want growth at the expense of environmental health, a Gallup survey shows.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:40 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Russians pour into Pushkin Square for opposition rally

Anti-Putin protesters unfazed by raids, threats of huge fines for permit violations.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 05/16/2012

As adoption demands grow, Indian families look beyond castes and religion

In bigger cities, couples are overcoming the ideals of caste and religion to look for adoption opportunities.

By Benjamin Gottlieb and Emily Frost  |  08:41 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Sachin Tendulkar nominated to Indian parliament

The Indian sportsman, the reigning superstar of world cricket, has been nominated to the House of Elders.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Bahrain deports British journalist attempting to cover F1 race

Jonathan Miller and his team from Channel 4 News was deported from Bahrain during the Formula One race

By Melissa Bell  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Rupert and James Murdoch to testify once more

The Leveson Inquiry in Britain, called to discuss press regulations, will summon Rupert and James Murdoch to testify next week.

By Karla Adam  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Taliban commander turns self in... for reward on ‘Wanted’ poster

A ‘Wanted’ poster helps capture a Taliban commander, who turned himself in for the reward

By Kevin Sieff  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Reuters: Neil Heywood killed after threatening to expose Bo Xilai’s wife

Reuters cites two unnamed individuals as claiming that Briton Neil Heywood was poisoned after threatening to expose money laundering plans of the wife of Chinese leader Bo Xilai

By Melissa Bell  |  08:52 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Guinea-Bissau coup: Prime minister arrested for helping drug trade, military says

The coup in Guinea-Bissau is only the latest sign of how West Africa has been destabilized by drug trafficking, news reports say.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:26 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, Mali, drug trafficking

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/13/2012

India arrests professor over political cartoon

A chemistry professor was arrested after he forwarded a cheeky cartoon strip to his friends that made fun of a state’s mercurial chief minister.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Mamata Banerjee

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/13/2012

North Koreans not likely to see Internet ridicule of failed rocket launch

But it’s highly unlikely most North Koreans will be allowed to see those jokes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, missile launch, Web censorship

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/13/2012

North Korea, Argentine baby and Syria: Morning roundup

North Korea, Argentine baby and gun control

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Hillary Clinton: The Internet’s new queen of cool

The Internet is abuzz with Hillary Clinton this week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:43 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Hillary Clinton, Texts from Hillary

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/12/2012

World Financial Center in New York evacuated because of toy grenade

A private security guard said he thought he saw something suspicious. It turned out to be a toy grenade.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, World Financial Center, NYPD

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 09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Indonesia earthquakes followed by two in Mexico: Are we experiencing more quakes than normal?

Are we experiencing more quakes than normal?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Indonesia, Mexico, earthquakes, USGS

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Argentine baby found alive in morgue

Luz Milagros Veron survived more than 10 hours in a morgue refrigerator.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Argentina

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Zimmerman charged, Mexico earthquakes and California schools: Morning roundup

Zimmerman charged, Mexico earthquakes and California schools.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:10 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Invisible Children tipped off Ugandan military to arrest former child soldier, says U.S. cable

A U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has put the non-profit group that created “Kony 2012” at the center of another controversy.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Invisible Children, Joseph Kony, Patrick Komakech

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Tsunami warnings, North Korea rocket and Philippines-China standoff: Morning roundup

Tsunami warnings, North Korea rocket and Philippines-China standoff.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Indonesia earthquake, Indian Ocean tsunami watch (video, tweets)

Tweets and video from the scene.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:33 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Indonesia, Indian Ocean, tsunami, earthquake

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Fidel Castro still angers some Americans

50 years after the Cuban missile crisis, Castro retains the ability to stir outrage in the U.S., particularly among Cuban Americans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Fidel Castro, Cuba, Ozzie Guillen

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Syria’s failed cease-fire and the limits of social media

Does the failure of the cease-fire on Tuesday give us a sense of what social media can’t always do?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, United Nations, social media

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Trayvon Martin grand jury, USS Enterprise and Syria pullout: Morning roundup

Trayvon Martin grand jury, USS Enterprise and Syria pullout.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup