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WorldViews: August, 2012

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 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 08:35 AM ET, 07/31/2012

What our correspondents are reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olympics 2012: The superlatives

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

By Olga Khazan  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Obama signs bill fortifying U.S. commitment to Israel

The president signed the “U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act,” saying it underscores the U.S. commitment to Israel.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

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

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

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

Diplomats on Twitter: Putin follows no one

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greeks are most pessimistic about their futures

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

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

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

The bride is “Comrade” Ri Sol Ju.

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

Posted at 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 07:36 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Why are there so many blind Indians?

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

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

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

What the U.N. resolution on Syria means

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where in the world is Bashar al-Assad?

Syrian president expected to make television address to nation.

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

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

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

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