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WorldViews: April, 2012

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Can you pass the Chinese driver’s license test?

Do you have what it takes to receive a driver’s license in China? Take the test.

By Anup Kaphle  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Twitter hoaxer Tommaso De Benedetti comes clean

The Rome schoolteacher has faked the identities of major world leaders like Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Syria, Tommaso De Benedetti, online hoaxes

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Osama bin Laden on the run: 4 children, 5 houses

Testimony from bin Laden’s youngest wife sheds new light on what the slain al-Qaeda leader’s life was like on the run.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Birth-control pill access contributed to women’s wage increases, study says

Early availability of the birth control pill is responsible for about a third of women’s wage increases relative to men since the 1960’s, Live Science reports.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, birth control, glass ceiling, women

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Cesar Chavez, George Zimmerman and Afghan deaths: Morning roundup

Cesar Chavez, George Zimmerman and Afghan deaths.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/29/2012

The new pink slime? Beetles in Starbucks frappuccinos anger consumers

The discovery that beetles are used as food coloring for Starbucks frappuccinos are similarly angering consumers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Starbucks, cochineal beetles, pink slime

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Spanish workers try to bring industry to halt with general strike

Spanish workers are angry over what they say are pro-business labor reforms in response to the country’s debt crisis.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Spain, general strike, debt crisis

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Scotland Yard communications chief resigns over phone hacking scandal

The Metropolitan Police has come under harsh criticism for its cozy relationship with the media.

By Karla Adam  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Metropolitan Police, phone hacking, Dick Fedorcio

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Mali crisis: Four African presidents abort mission to visit capital

The plane carrying four African presidents reportedly turned around because pro-coup protesters swarmed the airport.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mali, ECOWAS, coup

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/29/2012

In Chile, beating death of gay man stirs change

The Chilean president has promised that the government will pass an anti-discrimination law.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Chile, hate crime, Daniel Zamudio

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/29/2012

George Zimmerman, Apollo 11 and Arab League: Morning roundup

George Zimmerman, Apollo 11 and Arab League summit

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Syrian uprising: Imam tells rape victims they deserve to be honored

Women Under Siege, a project that documents rape as a weapon of war, reported the striking gesture of support.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Women Under Siege, rape

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/28/2012

In Trayvon Martin case, plenty of misinformation

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida has sparked a lot of online conversation — but much of it is filled with misinformation.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, misinformation

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Colorado wildfires still raging

A wildfire that reportedly caused two deaths outside Denver was still not contained today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Colorado, wildfires

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/28/2012

The Park Slope Food Coop boycott, explained

A primer on the proposed boycott of Israeli-made goods at a co-op in Brooklyn.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Israel, Park Slope Food co-op, boycotts

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/28/2012

JetBlue pilot, Park Slope food co-op and Fukushima: Morning roundup

JetBlue pilot, Park Slope food co-op and Fukushima.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Health care, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Fluke: This month, an impassioned America

Post stories about health care, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Fluke have drawn emotional responses from our readers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Supreme Court, health care law, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Fluke

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Trayvon Martin case, Iraqi woman’s death spark ‘hoodies and hijab’ rally

Parallels are being drawn between the high-profile case of Trayvon Martin and the death of Shaima Alawadi.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi, race, religion

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Are Syrian citizen journalists embellishing the truth?

A report from Channel 4 suggests some may be embellishing their footage to ensure the world takes notice.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, citizen journalism, Channel 4

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Al-Jazeera didn’t air Toulouse killings video because it does not meet network’s code of ethics

The network says it does not meet its code of ethics.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Al-Jazeera, ethics, video

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Geraldo Rivera hoodie comments spark prominent people to wear hoodies

Politicians, celebrities and athletes have all donned hoodies in the wake of controversial comments by news personality Geraldo Rivera.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Geraldo Rivera, hoodie

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Supreme Court, George Zimmerman and Syria resolution: Morning roundup

Supreme Court, George Zimmerman and Syria resolution.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:03 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/26/2012

George Zimmerman told police that Trayvon Martin attacked him, report says

The Orlando Sentinel reports today that Zimmerman told police that Trayvon Martin attacked him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Pakistan acid victim Fakhra Yunus commits suicide

Yunus killed herself 13 years after acid was thrown in her face.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, acid attack, Fakhra Yunus

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Mariana Trench diving; North Korea missile test; Robert Bales’s wife speaks

Morning news roundup on March 26, 2012

By Melissa Bell  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, James Cameron

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Toulouse victims’ mother tells parents: ‘Please kiss your children’

The woman who lost her husband and two children in a shooting in Toulouse has written a plea to parents on Chabad.org.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Toulouse, shooting

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Chile mountain blasted to make way for Giant Magellan Telescope (live video)

This is the first in a series of blasts aimed at leveling the mountain and preparing the site for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

By Brian Vastag  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Chile, Big Bang Event, Las Campanas Peak, Giant Magellan Telescope

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Robert Bales may be charged with 17 deaths, not 16 — why did the number change?

The death toll of one of the worst civilian killings in Afghanistan may have just risen by one.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Jim Yong Kim performed as a rapping spaceman in ‘Dartmouth Idol’

President Obama nominated the Dartmouth College president to head the World Bank on Friday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Jim Yong Kim, World Bank, Dartmouth Idol

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Anonymous targets the Pope

The Mexican branch of the hacktivist collective has taken down at least two Web sites for the pontiff’s visit.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mexico, Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI, Anonymous

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Sgt. Robert Bales, Trayvon Martin and Toulouse gunman: Morning roundup

Sgt. Robert Bales, Trayvon Martin and Toulouse gunman.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:16 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Pink slime boycotted by grocers: Here’s where you can eat slime-free

Here’s a list of places where you can eat or buy a burger slime-free.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, pink slime, grocery stores, lists

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Clintonville, Wis. mysterious loud booms caused by fracking?

Some people think the mysterious Clintonville booms could be caused by fracking. But experts say it seems unlikely.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Clintonville, fracking, myterious noises

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Trayvon Martin ‘Million Hoodie March’: A short history of the hoodie

A short history of the hoodie.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Trayvon Martin, Million Hoodie March, hoodie

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Helicopter crash in Afghanistan caught on video

A video shows an Apache helicopter going down in Afghanistan.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Indian government, media backtrack as Norway child custody case unravels

The Indian government had turned a child custody dispute into a diplomatic incident, but this week, the case has become an embarrassment.

By Simon Denyer  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Norway, child custody

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Mali coup: President ousted, soldiers loot the palace (live updates)

Mali’s president has been ousted in a coup just one month before his term was due to finish.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Africa, Mali, CNRDR, coups

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Trayvon Martin, Toulouse siege and coup in Mali: Morning roundup

Trayvon Martin, Toulouse siege and coup in Mali.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Sanford, Fla., explains why George Zimmerman was not arrested

The city said Zimmerman “provided a statement claiming he acted in self defense, which at the time was supported by physical evidence and testimony.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, shooting, Sanford

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Trayvon Martin: One of 17 children shot very publicly this month

The past month has seen a number of high profile shootings with children as the victims.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kandahar, Florida, Toulouse, children

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Toulouse standoff: Updates from the scene (video, tweets)

An intense standoff continues between French police and the gunman suspected of killing seven people in France over the past eight days.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Toulouse, shooting

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Who is George Zimmerman? More information emerges about the shooter of Trayvon Martin

Details emerge about the neighborhood watch captain who shot an unarmed black teenager in Florida late last month.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, shooting, race relations

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Acapulco quake, Amelia Earhart and Jason Russell: Morning roundup

Acapulco quake, Amelia Earhart and Jason Russell.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Mexico earthquake rattles buildings, residents

A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 120 miles east of Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mexico, earthquake

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Queen Elizabeth dubbed ‘a kaleidoscope queen’ — was it a gay rights plug?

Commons Speaker John Bercow, who is president of a gay rights group, used the phrase in a diamond jubilee ceremony.

By Karla Adam  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Queen Elizabeth, John Bercow, diamond jubilee

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Amelia Earhart search continues with support from Hillary Clinton — and possible help from an old photo

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with historians and scientists to discuss the search — and an old photo that might provide clues to what happened to the aviator.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Amelia Earhart, Hillary Clinton, unsolved mysteries, photos

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Toulouse school shooting: Photo released of victims

A photo has been released of three of the victims killed by a gunman at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, France, Toulouse shooting, photo

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Is India misrepresenting its poverty numbers?

India says the number of poor people has dropped by 51 million — more than the entire population of Spain— in the past five years.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, poverty line

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Space X, Virgin Galactic ships to launch; space to become more commercialized

Both companies represent the increasing commercialization of space.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Space X, Elon Musk

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Trayvon Martin was on phone with friend before death

Martin was on the phone with a teenage girl in the moments just before George Zimmerman, 28, shot him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:44 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, shooting

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Vernal equinox, Texas weather and Trayvon Martin: Morning roundup

Vernal equinox, Texas weather and Trayvon Martin.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:23 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Former Syrian official leaks secret documents to al-Jazeera

The files give an insight into President Bashar al-Assad’s strategy to suppress protests.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bashar al-Assad, leaks

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘Israel loves Iran’ anti-war initiative takes off

As Israel’s government issued a warning over Iran’s nuclear program, some citizens of both countries were talking to one another in much sweeter tones online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Israel, anti-war initiative

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Mike Daisey vs. Jason Russell: When the storymakers overtake the story

When the storymakers overtake the story.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mike Daisey, Jason Russell, This American Life, Invisible Children, Kony 2012

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Occupy protesters kicking up for spring

On the six-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters once again filled Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. But will they be able to accomplish anything?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Ukraine protests handling of violent gang-rape case

Oksana Makar, 18, was allegedly gang-raped, set on fire and left for dead in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:38 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Ukraine, Femen, Oksana Makar

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Mauritania arrest, shooting in France and Nebraska tornadoes: Morning roundup

Gadaffi spy chief’s arrest, Nebraska tornadoes and shooting in France.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell hospitalized after public breakdown

Director of Kony2012 film was hospitalized in San Diego after a bizarre public outburst.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:51 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Invisible Children, Jason Russell, arrests

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/16/2012

George Clooney arrested as activist reportedly taken by security forces in Sudan over same cause

Khameis was reportedly taken by government forces from her home.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Clooney, Sudan, human rights

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Ugandan anti-government rebel group reforming in Congo

The Allied Democratic Forces is conducting military drills and recruiting soldiers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Allied Democratic Forces, Jamil Mukulu

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Trump, Gaddafi and Sarkozy sons: When rich people’s children misbehave

Donald Trump, Moammar Gaddafi and Nicolas Sarkozy’s sons have all gotten into trouble this week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Donald Trump, Moammar Gaddafi, Nicolas Sarkozy, rich children

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/16/2012

North Korea’s leaders’ birthdays include rockets and other over-the top celebrations

And other over-the-top birthday celebrations are planned for its leaders.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, birthdays, Kim Il Sung

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Michigan tornado: Twister, hail and then destruction (videos)

A tornado tore through Dexter, Mich., on Thursday, leaving a trail of hail and destruction in its wake.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Michigan, tornado, hail

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Rod Blagojevich, ‘pink slime’ and Afghan massacre suspect: Morning roundup

Rod Blagojevich, ‘pink slime’ and Afghan massacre suspect.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Syrian uprising, one year ago and today (photos)

One year ago today, ordinary Syrians took to the streets for the first time, in scattered and small numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bashar al-Assad

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Watch CDC’s graphic ‘Tips from Former Smokers’ ads

The campaign was launched just weeks after a judge declared the FDA’s mandate for graphic cigarette labels unconstitutional.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, CDC: graphic smoking ads

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Kony 2012 screening in Uganda met with anger, rocks thrown at screen

Some Ugandans threw rocks during a public screening of the massively viral film.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:43 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Kony 2012, Invisible Children

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012

‘Bully’ movie’s ‘R’ rating protested

Bullied high school junior Katy Butler started a campaign to change the movie’s rating to PG-13.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, 'Bully', film ratings, bullying

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Morocco outraged over suicide of Amina Filali, who was forced to marry her rapist

The girl killed herself after she was forced to marry her rapist.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morocco, rape, suicide, women's rights

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Rod Blagojevich, Ides of March and Greg Smith: Morning roundup

Rod Blagojevich, Ides of March and Greg Smith.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:27 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Assad secret e-mails leaked: 7 revelations

The Guardian has obtained a trove of e-mails between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his wife and their inner circle.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bashar al-Assad, Syria, emails

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Child soldiers still used in more than 25 countries around the world

One of those countries is the Congo Republic. The ICC today convicted a Congolese warlord of using child soldiers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 03/14/2012

India’s proposed $0.006 per km train ticket hike causes concern and excitement

By Simon Denyer  |  01:34 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, India railways, Dinesh Trivedi

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Azerbaijan arrests alleged spies — who are the Iranian Revolutionary Guards?

The suspects allegedly worked for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, a branch of Iran’s military.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Azerbaijan, Iran, spies, Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Goldman Sachs: 5 famous slams the bank has endured

Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, quit his job today in an op-ed in the New York Times.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Goldman Sachs, Greg Smith, op-ed, economic recession

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Encyclopedia Britannica: A glowing review from The Post in 1895

From The Washington Post archives, a glowing 1895 review of the reference book.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Encyclopedia Britannica, print

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Switzerland bus crash kills 28 people, including 22 schoolchildren

The children were returning from a ski vacation when the bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss alps.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:08 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Switzerland, Belgium, crash

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 03/14/2012

JonBenet Ramsey, Encyclopedia Britannica and Pi Day: Morning roundup

JonBenet Ramsey, Encyclopedia Britannica and Pi Day.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:27 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012

New Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone

“Syria: Songs of Defiance” was filmed by a journalist using only an iPhone because of safety concerns.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, al-Jazeera, iPhone

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Rebekah Brooks arrested — what does her charge mean?

The charge: A conspiracy to “pervert the course of justice.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:14 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Rebekah Brooks, phone hacking, arrests, common law

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Forget Joseph Kony. What Ugandan children fear is the ‘nodding disease’

Forget Joseph Kony. In northern Uganda, children fear a disease whose origin is unknown and which has no known cure.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, nodding disease, Joseph Kony

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012

As Israel-Gaza truce takes hold, propaganda war continues online

Both sides are sharing old photos and videos purporting to be from the current fighting.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, online propaganda

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Bangladesh ferry crash kills more than 30 (video)

A ferry packed with over 200 people collided with a cargo boat and capsized.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bangladesh, ferry accident

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Afghan attacks, ‘Obama is a Muslim’ and Rebekah Brooks arrest: Morning roundup

Afghan attacks, ‘Obama is a Muslim’ and Rebekah Brooks arrest.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Invisible Children has released new video in response to ‘Kony 2012’ criticism

The video addresses the criticisms of the nonprofit’s very viral “Kony 2012” campaign.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Invisible Children, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, videos

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012

‘Homeless Hotspots’ slammed at SXSW, but it’s not first attempt to pay homeless to market products

A company’s attempt to turn homeless people into 4G hot spots draws sharp reactions, but it’s hardly the first attempt to pay the homeless for marketing.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Homeless Hotspots, SXSW, homeless advertising

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Syrian women join protest frontlines as activists report women massacre

As the violence in Syria continues, women are joining the frontlines of the protests in growing numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, women, killings

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Afghanistan shooting suspect came from Lewis-McChord, ‘most troubled base in the military’

Four Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers were convicted in connection with the killings in 2010 of three Afghan civilians. And the base had a spate of suicides last year.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, shooting, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/12/2012

USS Enterprise, Armenian genocide and Afghan shooting: Morning roundup

USS Enterprise, Armenian genocide and Afghan shooting.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Japan before and after, through the eyes of an Ishinomaki resident

Seen through the lens of Takahiro Chiba, who lives in the northeastern city of Ishinomaki.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, earthquake, tsunami

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Pink slime photo isn’t what it appears to be

The anonymous photo of pink slime, or beef cuts treated with ammonium hydroxide, has been floating around the Internet for years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, pink slime, USDA, photos

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Kiribati may move entire population to Fiji

Government endorsed the plan because of fears that rising seas could inundate the island.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kiribati, Fiji, climate change

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012

China’s censors delete thousands of messages online — by hand

A Carnegie Mellon University research team analyzed tens of millions of posts on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter to determine the blacklist.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, web censorship, Weibo

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Japan triple disaster, one year later, remembered as time when life ceased to function

Residents remember it as a time when daily life ceased to function.

By Chico Harlan  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disater, Koich Ohtsu

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Uganda: How you can help

A list of NGOs and other aid workers operating in Uganda, a country ravaged by two decades of conflict.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:13 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Joseph Kony, Uganda, Invisible Children

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Solar flare, the northern lights and Japan one year later: Morning roundup

Solar flare, the northern lights and Japan one year later.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, morning roundup, Japan, Afghanistan, Russia

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Kony 2012 campaign gets support of Obama, others

The charity behind the viral film has been criticized, but President Obama said Thursday that he supports their efforts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:34 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Joseph Kony, Invisible Children, Uganda

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012

On International Women’s Day, reflections from women journalists in war zones

On International Women’s Day, a new book discusses the safety of female journalists on the front lines.

By Emily Wax  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, International Women's Day, journalist safety, women

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Space weather? As solar storm hits, a Martian mini-tornado is caught on camera

One is space weather, the other is not.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mars, space weather, tornado, solar storm

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Man who claims to be Syrian oil minister’s assistant defects on YouTube

If the man is who he claims to be — the assistant to the country’s oil minister — it would be one of the most prominent defections from Syria yet.

By Greg Linch  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Invisible Children responds to criticism about ‘Stop Kony’ campaign

A new campaign wants to make Joseph Kony “famous” so he can be brought to justice, but not everyone likes its tactics.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, Invsible Children

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Invisible Children founders posing with guns: an interview with the photographer

An interview with the photographer.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Joseph Kony, Invisible Children, photos

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Solar storm, Kony 2012 and International Women’s Day: Morning roundup

Solar storm, Kony 2012 and International Women’s Day

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:09 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup, Uganda, Syria

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/07/2012

‘Pink slime’ in school lunches: Government is buying 7 million pounds worth

The government and schools plan to buy 7 million pounds of the beef cuts using “pink slime” in the coming months.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, pink slime, school lunches, USDA

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Green Beret died trying to save daughters from burning home

Edward Cantrell was a decorated Special Forces soldier.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Green Beret, Edward Cantrell

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Brothel madam or pig rescuer? Bizarre investigation continues in New York

Five years later, the court case of Anna Gristina, accused of being a Manhattan madam, gets more bizarre.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Anna Gristina, prostitution, investigations

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Wales to U.K.: We want more governing powers

Wales doesn’t want independence, just more powers.

By Karla Adam  |  08:39 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Wales, United Kingdom

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Lulzsec informant, cell phone jammers and Obama on G-8 summit: Morning roundup

Lulzsec informant, cell phone jammers and Obama on G-8 summit

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

The United Nations has met two of its eight development goals, well ahead of the 2015 deadline.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Millenium Development Goal, United Nations, World Bank, poverty, clean water

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Where is Bob Levinson? FBI offers $1 million reward

FBI offers $1 million reward.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Robert Levinson, FBI, Iran

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Benjamin Netanyahu metaphors: Time to start calling ‘a duck a duck’

On Monday, he said it was time to start calling “a duck a duck” in reference to Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Iran, literary figures of speech

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/06/2012

37 ‘Buckyballs’ swallowed by toddler in latest scary magnet incident

Buckyballs are popular magnets that are made for adults but often end up in the hands of children.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Buckyballs, magnets, health risks

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/06/2012

California school protests: 5 reasons students are demonstrating

Five reasons students are protesting in California.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, higher education, protests, budget cuts

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Netanyahu warns Iran, Hawaii weather and Holder on assassination: Morning roundup

Netanyahu warns Iran; Hawaii weather; Holder defines assassination.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning news roundup, Israel, Iran, Australia, Philippines, Africa

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 04:57 PM ET, 03/05/2012

TSA confiscates 4 guns a day — along with stun guns, snakes and other odd items

The Transportation Security Administration confiscated an average of four guns a day last year — and that’s just the routine stuff.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Transportation Security Administration, blogs, guns

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Anti-Putin protesters, police scuffle at Moscow rally a day after election

The protests in Moscow’s Pushkin Square come a day after Vladi­mir Putin won the Russian presidency.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the most astounding fact in the universe (video)

The astrophysicist answers an important question to Time Magazine.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, interviews, astrophysics

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012

San Francisco earthquakes rattle Bay area residents, reporter

Most people were still asleep, though one reporter experienced the quake on-air.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, San Francisco, earthquake

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/05/2012

As Marie Colvin’s body goes home, dozens of other journalists around the world face attacks

Her death highlighted the dangers for journalists abroad. Dozens of other journalists were killed or came under attack this month.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Marie Colvin, journalists

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 09:33 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Angel Babcock, Indiana toddler found after tornado, dies in hospital

A 15-month-old who initially survived a deadly tornado in Indiana that killed her parents and two siblings has died in the hospital.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, tornadoes, Angel Babcock

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Libya leadership apologizes for destruction of World War II graves

Armed men smashed and vandalized the graves of British and Italian soldiers killed during World War II.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, WWII, Britain, Australia, Koran

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012

AIPAC protested, Putin reelected and India earthquake: Morning roundup

AIPAC protested, Putin reelected and India earthquake

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup Russia, India

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Cellphone jammer and a Japanese silencing device: Comment of the week

The comment was written in response to a post on a cellphone jammer and Japanese silencing device.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:53 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Comment of the week

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Quadrotor fails and bloopers, caught on video

A video from GRASP Lab shows a series of what one researcher calls “spectacularly unsuccessful experiments” performed at the lab.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, quadrotor, GRASP lab, University of Pennsylvania

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Syria: Satellite images appear to show shelling of Homs

The images came from Human Rights Watch, an international human rights group.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, satellite images, shelling

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/02/2012

In China, Denmark, glitches in Web censorship confuse users

In China, Web censors accidentally opened up Internet access to many sites. In Denmark, they accidentally denied it.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Denmark, web censorship

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/02/2012

New Japanese ‘gun’ can silence speech

The speech-jamming gun works by using the concept of delayed auditory feedback.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, silence gun

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/02/2012

David Cameron admits riding Rebekah Brooks's horse

The equestrian controversy has been dubbed “Horsegate.”

By Anthony Faiola  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Horsegate

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/02/2012

James Q. Wilson, co-author of ‘broken window’ theory, dies at 80

Wilson famously co-authored the “Broken Windows” article, which made waves the law enforcement community.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, James Q. Wilson, deaths, Broken Window theory

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Javier Espinosa escaped Syria, but Syrian news outlet reported his death

The Syrian Arab News Agency falsely claimed Thursday that the Spanish photographer’s body had been found. By then Espinosa was in Beirut.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, journalist, Javier Espinosa

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Iran parliamentary elections: Are they free and fair?

The elections are the first vote since the disputed 2009 elections.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, parliamentary elections

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Obama birth certificate, Arizona school shooting and Syrian rebels: Morning roundup

Obama birth certificate, Arizona school shooting, and Syrian rebels

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:03 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/01/2012

UC Santa Cruz shut down by students protesting budget cuts

The protests were part of a nationwide “Occupy Education” action against budget cuts in higher education.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, UC Santa Cruz, Occupy

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Peace Corps turns 51: Send us your photos, memories

Former volunteers, send us your photos, memories.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Peace Corps, anniversaries

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Marie Colvin was buried in Homs, according to activist video

A Syrian activist video claims to show the burial of the American journalist in Homs on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Marie Colvin, video

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/01/2012

As Syrian rebels flee Homs, communications to the area remain down

As Syrian rebels flee Homs, communications to the area remain down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Free Syria Army, Homs, Bab Amr

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

Costa Allegra docks, but leaves apprehension in its wake

The second major incident for the cruise line in two months has highlighted concerns for travelers.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Andrew Breitbart dies: Big Journalism founder was 43

Breitbart died unexpectedly shortly after midnight in Los Angeles, according to Big Journalism.

By Elizabeth Flock and David Beard  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Andrew Breitbart, deaths

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 03/01/2012

NATO troops killed by Afghan security forces: Timeline of rogue attacks

Two NATO troops were killed today in what is apparently the latest in a series of attacks on coalition forces by Afghan security forces.

By Anup Kaphle  |  09:48 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Syrian rebels reportedly retreating from besieged district of Bab Amr

After weeks of heavy shelling, the Free Syrian Army says it is leaving to save the lives of 4,000 civilians who remain in their homes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bashar al-Assad, Homs, Baba Amr

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

First day of Spring on horizon, Midwest tornado cleanup and solar storm: Morning roundup

Harrisburg, Ill. and Branson, Mo. tornadoes; North Korea moratorium and Solar Storm

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, North Korea, Turkey, Syria

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch to get hit with debris from Japanese tsunami

U.S. weather officials estimate the tsunami debris will first reach land this winter on a small island northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, debris

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/29/2012

North Korea agrees to halt uranium enrichment: A timeline of key events

Key events of the nuclear program in North Korea.

By Anup Kaphle  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, uranium enrichment

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Asma al-Assad: The fashionable face of tyranny

Asma al-Assad has been called “the Marie Antoinette of Syria.”

By Maura Judkis  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Asma al-Assad

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Quadrotors perform James Bond theme (Video)

The robots are a product of researchers at GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:43 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, quadrators, GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Egyptian officials say travel ban on U.S. NGO employees is lifted

The decision signaled the end of the worst crisis in U.S.-Egypt relations in 30 years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, travel ban, NGOs

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Railgun being developed for Navy warship — 5 cool things it will be able to do

A super-powerful, futuristic weapon called an “electromagnetic railgun” is being developed at long last for Navy warships

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, U.S. Navy, electromagnetic railgun, testing

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/29/2012

In Zimbabwe and Thailand, lese-majeste alive and well on leaders’ birthdays

Insulting the Zimbabwe president and Thai king on their birthdays lands two men in hot water.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Zimbabwe, Thailand, lese majeste

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Syrian troops try to retake Homs (live video)

Backed by tanks, Syrian troops launched a ground offensive to retake the opposition stronghold.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Homs, video

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Branson, Mo. tornado, National Weather Service snow alerts and more Leap Year weather

Several states were plagued by tornados or sleet and snow today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Weather, National Weather Service, tornado, snow

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Monsanto protested after class-action lawsuit is dismissed

The demonstrations came after a judge dismissed a class-action suit by farmers against the biotech giant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Monsanto, class-action lawsuit, farmers

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012

UNICEF report shows stark disparity in wealth, health in India

Despite a burgeoning middle class, a report shows there is acute malnutrition and hunger among India’s poor.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Unicef, income inequality, health

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Russians living in Syria insulted, blamed for violence

The position of Russian citizens in Syria deteriorated after Russia vetoed the U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria.

By Will Englund  |  08:28 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Syria

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Leap year, Anonymous hackers arrested, Ohio shooting’s 911 tapes: Morning roundup

Leap year, Anonymous hackers arrested, Ohio shooting’s 911 tapes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:58 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Iran, Syria, Europe, South America

 

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