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WorldViews: August, 2012

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 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 02:55 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Tahrir Square swarmed by protesters

Thousands of Egyptians protest recent military decrees

By Olga Khazan  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 03:32 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Who are Mexico’s presidential candidates?

A glimpse of the three presidential hopefuls in Mexico’s upcoming election.

By William Booth  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 08:09 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Why are cities in Angola and Chad so expensive?

The expat lifestyle comes at a high price in places such as Luanda, Angola’s capital.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:09 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 06/07/2012

In Syria, activists publish videos from Hama massacre

While the Syrian opposition blames Assad loyalists for new attack, pro-government media outlets say terrorists are responsible.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  04:33 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee finishes in style (Video highlights)

Diamond Jubilee wraps up with church bells and lighted torches.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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