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WorldViews: May, 2012

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)
Tags:  World

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/24/2012

What will the Roots play when President Obama appears on “Fallon?”

By Chris Richards  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/20/2012

George Zimmerman apologizes (Video)

George Zimmerman, on trial for second-degree murder, faces a bail hearing.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  World

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 11:31 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Report: NASA’s Viking robots may have found life on Mars in 1976

A new study reanalyzed results from a life-detection experiment conducted by NASA's Viking Mars robots.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Viking robots, Mars

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 02:09 PM ET, 04/12/2012

George Zimmerman appears in court; next court hearing May 29

The judge said the next court hearing will be May 29 .

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, trial

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

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Bahrain hunger striker has not eaten for two months; government does not respond

A jailed Shia activist has been on a hunger strike for two months, but the government has refused repeated requests to contact him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, hunger strike, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Grand Prix, anti-government protests

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Günther Grass says he was criticizing Netanyahu, not Israel

The German author wrote a poem criticizing Israel for its nuclear program and position on Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gunther Grass, Israel, poems

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

Tulsa killings: Read the Facebook posts of suspected shooter Jake England

Read the Facebook posts of suspected shooter Jake England.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Tulsa, shootings, Jacob England, Alvin Watts

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Mike Wallace, North Korea and Tulsa killings: Morning roundup

Mike Wallace, North Korea and Tulsa killings.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Malawi president announced dead in most Western media a day late

A day after the president’s death was announced in Malawi, Western media finally confirmed the news.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Russian Orthodox Patriarch’s flashy watch — and 5 other badly doctored photos

As people in positions of authority learn about Photoshop, doctored photos have become more common.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill I, photoshop

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/06/2012

On Good Friday, 9 men nailed to crosses in Philippines

Filipino church leaders are opposed to the annual event.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Philippines, Good Friday, crucifixion

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Tsunami ghost ship, Malawi president and Mali rebels: Morning roundup

Tsunami ghost ship, Malawi president and Mali rebels.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Ethiopia’s Oromo diaspora uses Web to dissent, debate in absence of press freedom

In the absence of press freedom, Oromos use the Web to discusses issues like the persecution of the group back home.

By Emily Wax  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Ethiopia, Oromo, press freedom, diaspora

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Chinese Web site has not recovered from Anonymous hack

A message from Anonymous told Chinese citizens to “never, ever give up” in challenging their government.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:39 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Anonymous, web censorship

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Yao Ming brings Napa wine to China

Former Houston Rocket wants to help expand the country’s small but growing market for fine wine.

By Keith B. Richburg  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yao Ming, wine, Napa valley, shark gin

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/05/2012

U.S. Forest Service employee under fire for photographing wounded gray wolf before killing it

A U.S. Forest Service employee has come under fire for trapping a wolf in Idaho and snapping a photo of the wounded animal before killing it.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, gray wolf

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/05/2012

‘Kony 2012’ releases new video: ‘ Your voice changes everything’

A month after the first viral video was released, Invisible Children explains more about the film and what can be done to stop Joseph Kony.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Kony 2012, video, LRA, Joseph Kony

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Afghanistan’s ‘dancing boys’: Behind the story

Correspondent Ernesto Londoño on how he was able to report on the opaque issue of Afghanistan’s dancing boys.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, dancing boys

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Can Narendra Modi make it to India’s top job?

Modi is probably India’s most complex and divisive figure.

By Simon Denyer  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Narendra Modi, riots

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, salmonella and Greek suicide: Morning roundup

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, salmonella and Greek suicide

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Human trafficking affecting millions, including some in the U.S.

A new U.N. report reveals the scale of the problem.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:34 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, human trafficking, sex slavery, Backpage.com, Village Voice Media

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

Indian military marches on New Delhi? Government says no

The story reflects the country’s military-government divide.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, military, government, V.K. Singh, Manmohan Singh

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Texas tornadoes: 6 citizen videos that capture the twisters’ destructive path

As a string of tornadoes tore through the Dallas region Tuesday, dozens of Texans became citizen journalists.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Texas, tornado, citizen journalism

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

Dallas tornado, French academic and Syria ‘pullout’: Morning roundup

Dallas tornado, French academic and Syria ‘pullout’

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

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012

‘Curveball,’ man who lied about WMDs, comes clean

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, known as ‘Curveball,’ confirmed he lied in an interview with BBC, as reported by The Independent.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Curveball, Iraq war, Anna Chapman, Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson

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

Dallas-area tornadoes leave trail of damage (photos, video)

Two “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes ripped through the Dallas region on Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Texas, tornado

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/03/2012

The flying car is coming (photos, video)

The prototype flying car has completed its first flight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Terrafugia, flying car

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Oaksterdam University raided as part of DEA criminal investigation

Students openly smoked marijuana as federal agents carried out the raid.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Oaksterdam University, raids, medical marijuana

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012

FARC frees 10 military and police captives

Colombia’s main rebel group freed the captives in a significant gesture at peace Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, FARC, Colombia, hostages

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Who is One Goh, Oakland school shooting suspect?

A shooting at Oikos University on Monday left seven people dead. Here’s more about the suspected shooter.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Oikos University, school shooting, One Goh

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Oakland school shooting, Oaksterdam University and Occupy San Francisco: Morning roundup

Oakland school shooting, Oaksterdam University and Occupy San Francisco.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Morning rounup

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin fire-bombed; officials say damage was minimal

Eastern Wisconsin clinic sustained minimal damage.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Planned Parenthood, abortion

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/02/2012

1940 Census released: A look at what has changed

After 72 years, the American public gets a look at the 1940 census.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Census, 1940, infographics

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Britain’s Web monitoring plan draws comparisons to ‘1984’ and Kafka

Some British citizens compared the move to the dystopian novels “1984” and “The Trial.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, UK, Web monitoring, Britain

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

Trayvon Martin death has echoes

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

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

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2012

April Fools pranks, Burma election and Siberia plane crash: Morning roundup

April Fools pranks, Burma election and Siberia plane crash.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup

 

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