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WorldViews: October, 2012

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Correspondent’s Diary: In Tunis, a mass conversion

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti converts foreigners to Islam.

By Karin Brulliard  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/28/2012

France unveils Zidane head-butt statue

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

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

What do the Chinese think of America?

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

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

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

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

By Olga Khazan  |  02:53 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/27/2012

David Cameron fails history on Letterman [video]

British prime minister was stumped when asked, among other things, who composed ‘Rule Britannia.’

By Karla Adam  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Assange lambastes Obama for U.N. speech (video)

Wikileaks founder claims Obama’s message was hypocritical.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Russian billionaire Lebedev punches businessman, charged with ‘hooliganism’ [video]

Alexander Lebedev says charges are revenge for his anti-corruption work.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:39 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Jiang Zemin, the old boss, wants to become the new boss

China’s Jiang Zemin wants to let it be known that he still has clout

By Zhang Jie and Keith B. Richburg  |  04:03 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Ahmadinejad: Iran under threat by ‘uncivilized Zionists’

The Iranian president called for a new world order at the UN General Assembly

By Olga Khazan  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Worldwide pork shortage looms, industry group says

UK trade group says farmers hit hard by drought.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:27 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012

5 weird examples of tensions over the Japanese/Chinese islands

The two Asian countries dispute ownership of a cluster of rocks in ever more dramatic ways.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Indian government tries Twitter to connect with its ‘Tweeple’

An historically Luddite leadership opens up on the social Web

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Muslims protest in Pakistan, Libya and elsewhere: photos, videos

As many as 20 are dead in Pakistan, but other demonstrations were peaceful.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Chinese official fired for smiling at crash site, wearing fancy watches

Netizens bring down Yang Dacai.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Suu Kyi to young people: Don’t ‘just sit in front of the ’net.’

Burmese rights leader tells Newseum audience: Violence is not “a legitimate way to human rights.”

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Iranian woman beats up cleric for criticizing her wardrobe

Cleric claims he was hospitalized after the incident.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Charlie Hebdo cartoons spark debate over free speech and Islamophobia

Charlie Hebdo depicted Muhammad naked. Is it free speech or Islamophobia?

By Olga Khazan  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012

German, Canadian groups plan public screenings of ‘Innocence of Muslims’

German authorities fear the move would set off more protests

By Olga Khazan  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Massive diamond field discovered in Russia

Reveal of ‘trillions of carats’ could move global markets

By Olga Khazan  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Salman Rushdie’s movie scares film distributors in India

There is a reluctance in India to receive “Midnight’s Children,” based on Rushdie’s popular book.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:44 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Protests spread across the Middle East: Photos and videos

Anti-American demonstrations spread throughout the Muslim world

By Anup Kaphle and Olga Khazan  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Malaysian schools attempt to identify gay children

‘Guidelines’ include wearing V-neck sweaters

By Olga Khazan  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/13/2012

U.S. Embassy and Muslim Brotherhood embroiled in a Twitter fight

U.S. accused Islamic organization of posting contradictory messages.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/13/2012

HRW: Politicians linked to Kenya violence

The report alleges that local authorities failed to prevent the violence.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Morsi remarks on Mideast violence

‘We stand against anyone who tries to raise such false slogans and create these disturbances.’

By Ingy Hassieb  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/13/2012

‘Innocence of Muslims’ cast disavows movie

A rumor roundup about the film that has set off protests.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 09/12/2012

U.S. ambassadors killed in terror attacks in the line of duty

Christopher Stevens was the first slain in terror attacks since 1979.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:27 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/12/2012

A visit to a tribal militia leader fighting al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen

Reporter’s journey highlights how much of a threat the extremists remain in southern Yemen.

By Sudarsan Raghavan  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Catalonia rallies for independence on ‘Catalan National Day’

The semi-autonomous region claims it pays more in taxes than it receives from Madrid.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:51 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Palestinian leader offers to cut fuel costs as protests continue (video)

Protesters threw shoes at a poster of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as demonstrations continued for a sixth day.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Indian political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi jailed in sedition case

Political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been jailed in a sedition case in India.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2012

Putin’s speaking style has admirers

A new book aims to train others to talk like the Russian leader

By Olga Khazan  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012

DNC: How the world sees Democrats

Foreign papers dissect Obama’s speech, prospects and celebrity backers

By Olga Khazan  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/06/2012

News interactive: Events in Syria since Aug. 25

Major news events in Syria since Aug. 25

By Olga Khazan  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012

India’s ‘Hitler’ stores spark outrage

The country has a history of naming shops after the dictator.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Washington Post’s Singh profile earns mixed reactions online

“The USA is a bankrupt nation. They must mind their own business.”

By Olga Khazan  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Indian prime minister’s office responds to Washington Post’s profile on Manmohan Singh

A letter from the Indian Prime Minister’s office, and a response from The Post’s India bureau chief.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Tensions simmering between U.S., China over uninhabited islands’ ownership

Chinese social network users applaud journalist for cornering U.S. spokeswoman on ownership issue.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Masked gunman kills one at a Quebec premier speech [video]

The suspect was heard shouting, “The English are waking up!”

By Olga Khazan  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Yao Ming uses his star image to help fight elephants, rhino poaching

Former NBA star Yao Ming took a trip to Africa to witness the effects of elephant and rhino poaching.

By Anup Kaphle  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Correspondent’s diary: Crossing into Syria, listening to Daddy Yankee

Our correspondent cruises into Syria listening to reggaeton.

By Karin Brulliard  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The South African miners story, according to Taiwanese animators

An animated video explains the controversial decision to charge the miners with murder, which has since been reversed.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:54 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Russian punk band case is over, but bizarre ripple-effects aren’t

A sex-museum break-in, a gruesome murder message and more.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Assange expects to stay in Ecuador Embassy for up to a year

In an interview, the Wikileaks founder said he hopes his predicament can be resolved within a year.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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