WorldViews: December, 2011

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The year 2011’s memorable faces: A postscript

Interviews with four memorable people from the year 2011.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:56 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, end of year list, iconic photos, Dorli Rainey, Brandon Watts, Taylor Anderson, Wael Ghonim, Gaddafi bodyguards

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/30/2011

New Year’s Eve drops around the nation — what object should D.C. drop?

Dozens of cities and towns across the U.S. have their own creative versions of the Times Square midnight ball drop.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, New Year's Eve, midnight drops

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Israeli group demands that Twitter shuts down Hezbollah account

An Israeli law group said Thursday it will sue Twitter unless the social media site cuts off access to Hezbollah and other groups considered terrorist organizations.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Twitter, Hezbollah, Shurat HaDin, terrorist groups

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Photo of the day: What in the world?

The image was captured by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day, What in the world, NASA

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Ben Breedlove’s YouTube video before death joins the autobiographical videos of many other teens

Breedlove’s video joins the ranks of the many autobiographical, or confessional, videos posted to YouTube by teens or young people before him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:51 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, YouTube, Ben Breedlove, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Obama’s 2011 Hawaii vacation home: 6,000 square feet, ocean view

In 2011, the president and his family rent a different Oahu home.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  02:40 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Syria: Gunman aims at boy during Deraa protest (video)

A new video from Syria uploaded to YouTube shows a man in military dress kneeling and aiming his gun at a boy holding a stone.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:31 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Butterball turkey farm raided after allegations of abuse

Officials in North Carolina have raided a Butterball facility after a disturbing video showed workers abusing turkeys.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Butterball, animal abuse

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Photo of the day: What in the world?

Today’s photo shows a dog dressed in a racing outfit. But where, and what race?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day, What in the world

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Occupy London protester detained at airport after distributing anarchist leaflets

An Occupy protester was detained Christmas Eve at the airport because he was distributing leaflets. He missed his flight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy London, Ryanair, Crimethinc

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Burma gunpowder warehouse blast kills 17, injures scores (video)

A fire and a massive explosion at state warehouses in Burma’s main city of rangoon on Thursday left 17 people dead and injured more than 100.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Burma, Yangon, fire

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Strait of Hormuz: How strategic a waterway?

Iran threatened Tuesday to stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most critical oil choke points. 

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Strait of Hormuz, oil

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011

New York Times accidentically sent out mass e-mail on home delivery

The New York Times accidentically sent out mass e-mail about home delivery today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, New York Times, spam email

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Could Fukushima plant be sickening, killing ringed seals in Alaska?

Scientists in Alaska say they have reason to believe local ringed seals are being sickened and killed by radiation from the Fukushima plant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Fukushima nuclear plant, ringed seals

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Priests brawl in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity

Franciscan, Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests have scuffled annually for more than a century.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/28/2011

BBC chooses a panda as one of the 12 female faces of 2011 #pandagate

BBC’s ‘Faces of the Year 2011 - the Women’ has caused quite the stir this morning.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.K., BBC, end of year awards, Sweetie the panda

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Kim Jong Il funeral in North Korea a theatrical affair (video)

North Korean state television broadcast images of grief and agony at the funeral of Kim Jong Il, playing looped images of the crowd while saying it was “live.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:58 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Eun, state funeral

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Mall of America brawl caused by rumors of Drake and Lil’ Wayne visit? (video)

Rumors rappers Drake and Lil’ Wayne were visiting the mall may have sparked the melee instead.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mall of America, shopping, Lil' Wayne, Drake

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Anna Hazare, Indian hunger striker, has high fever and shrinking support

Anna Hazare, Indian anti-corruption hunger striker, has high fever and shrinking support.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Anna Hazare, corruption

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Christmas Comet Lovejoy caps off a year full of time-lapse videos

Comet Lovejoy has only recently been discovered, and it already has its own time-lapse video.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:58 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Comet Lovejoy, ESO, time-lapse videos

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Samira Ibrahim is the woman behind Egypt’s ban of virginity tests

Samira Ibrahim, the 25-year-old woman who took the government to court in August, is vindicated today as Egypt bans virginity tests.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, virginity tests, Samira Ibrahim

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Syria pulls tanks from Homs as Arab League monitors visit city (videos)

Reports and videos uploaded to YouTube showed tanks leaving restive city as Arab League monitors visit.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Homs, Arab League

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Photo of the day: What in the world?

What in the world is going on in this photo?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day, What in the world, Where in the World

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Naama Margolese, Israeli schoolgirl, says she was bullied and spit on by Jewish extremists

Naama Margolese, an American schoolgirl, says she was bullied by Jewish religious extremists on her way to school in Israel.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, religious extremism, Naama Margolese

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Happy holidays from BlogPost

Merry Christmakahwanzaivus!

By Melissa Bell  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Terry Gilliam

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011

‘Mysterious’ space ball drops on Namibia — nothing mysterious about it

A ball from space dropped on Namibia, prompting a NASA investigation.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, NASA, Namibia, Space ball

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Vaclav Havel laid to rest: A look back at the dissident in 1989

A look back at the Czech dissident, playwright and president Vaclav Havel.

By Mary Battiata  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Lockerbie bomber claims innocence a day after 23rd anniversary

The only person to be convicted in the Lockerbie bombing claimed in his “final” interview that he is an innocent man.

By Karla Adams  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Lockerbie, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Is Mikhail Gorbachev a new face for the Russian opposition?

Mikhail Gorbachev is listed as a speaker at the Russian rallies on Saturday

By Tiffany Harness  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Tsunami victim reportedly found alive after seven years

Seven years after the devastating 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, a lost girl is reportedly reunited with her family

By Melissa Bell  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Indonesia, Tusnami

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Egyptian ‘blue bra’ rescuer interviewed by activists (Video)

A woman who tried to intervene in a brutal beating in Egypt was beaten herself

By Melissa Bell  |  09:36 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Lamborghini won and lost: Utah trucker crashes prize car after six hours

Dave Dopp crashes his prize-winning Lambroghini after six hours

By Melissa Bell  |  08:39 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Dave Dobbs, Lamborghini

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Anna Hazare, Indian activist, to start hunger strike again over graft bill

India introduced a new version of the graft bill in parliament, but many say it is not good enough.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anti-corruption, India, Anna Hazare

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Winter solstice ushers in the dark — and the depression

It’s the shortest day of the year — winter solstice.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Winter Solstice, December 21, Seasonal Affection Disorder

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Navy kiss seals the year of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal (video)

Two Navy girlfriends win the coveted first-of-the-ship kiss — a reality unimaginable just a few years ago

By Melissa Bell  |  03:52 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, DADT, First Kiss, Navy

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Dead Prez perform Occupy D.C.

The activist movement is still groping for a soundtrack. Could it be hip-hop?

By Chris Richards  |  03:08 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dead Prez

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Dec. 21, 2012: The countdown to the end of the Mayan calendar begins

The countdown to the end of the Mayan calendar (and our own?) begins today

By Melissa Bell  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mayan Calendar, Winter Solstice

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Health workers pack dead chickens at a poultry market. Tell us where.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 12/21/2011

‘Angry Arabiya,’ Bahraini activist and Danish citizen, released from jail

Zaynab al-Khawaja, or “Angry Arabiya” as she’s known online, a Bahraini activist and Dutch citizen, is free after five days in prison.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:31 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Zaynab al-Khawaja, Angry Arabiya

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Alexei Navalny, the voice of the Russian protests, released from jail

Alexei Navalny, the blogger credited with spurring on the Russian protest, has been released after 15 days

By Melissa Bell  |  06:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Russian elections, Alexey Navalny

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Plane crash in New Jersey marks third fatal U.S. crash in two days (Video)

Three small-engine planes crashed Monday and Tuesday in the U.S., killing nine people in total.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:04 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Plane crash

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

An armed man jumps from a bullet-riddled building. Where’s it from?

By Greg Linch  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Kimjongilia: the flower of a fallen dictator

A flower named for the former leader of North Korea gets its time in the sun.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kimjongilia, Kim Jong Il, North Korea

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/20/2011

How S. Korean newspapers reported Kim Jong Il’s death

66-year dynasty at a crossroads; Korean peninsula in turmoil; Destiny in hands of 28-year-old Kim Jong Eun.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kim Jong-il

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Egyptian protesters’ videos detail violence in Tahrir Square

Protesters record accounts of their experiences in Tahrir Square.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Tahrir Square

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Kim Jong Il’s July 9, 1994 headline: ‘Enigmatic heir apparent viewed as dangerous eccentric’

We pulled the Washington Post front-page story from when Kim Jong Il was named successor.

By T.R. Reid  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Song, North Korea

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Skating King of Pakistan: Do not try this at home (Video)

Reckless and dangerous, and also aerobatic, meet the Skating King of Pakistan.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skating King of Pakistan, Pakistan

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Philippines reels from typhoon’s destruction and a death toll of 927 (Photos)

More than 900 people died after a storm struck the southern Philippines.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Typhoon, Philippines

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Thousands gathered to commemorate the death of a leader. Where’s the photo from?

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/19/2011

South Korea cautiously optimistic after Kim Jong Il’s death (Audio)

Following the death of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Il, the country’s main rival looks to the future

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, South Korea, Kim Jong Il

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/19/2011

North Korea mourns Kim Jong Il with public wailing (Video)

After the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, the country entered a 13-day mourning period for their “dear leader”

By Melissa Bell  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kim Jong Il, North Korea

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Kim Jong Eun: North Korea’s new Dear Leader

Kim Jong Eun will succeed his father Kim Jong Il as the leader of North Korea. Is he ready?

By Melissa Bell  |  07:37 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kim Jung Il, Kim Jung Eun, North Korea

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Occupy D.C.’s newest hunger striker: Congressman Keith Ellison

A week after three Occupy D.C. protesters began a hunger strike for District of Columbia voting rights in Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison has joined their ranks.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy DC, hunger strikes, DC representation

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Russian journalist who investigated government corruption gunned down

A Russian journalist who investigated government corruption was shot dead Thursday night.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Gadzhimurat Kamalov, Chernovik, Committee to Protect Journalists, press freedom, protests

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/16/2011

China’s Twitter, Weibo, ordered to require users’ real names

Beijing authorities have ordered that Internet microblogs require users register with their real names, in an attempt to better control the growing sites.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Weibo, online anonymity, protests

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We have the photo of the world’s shortest woman. Tell us where she is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, what in the world, photo of the day

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Chicken feet in China, and other animal-part delicacies we eat around the world

Many animal parts considered inedible in the U.S. are delicacies elsewhere in the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, exotic food

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Occupy Cabinet: Egyptian security clash with food-poisoned protesters

Egyptian forces stormed a sit-in early Friday outside the Cabinet building in Cairo

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Occupy Cabinet, protests

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Afghan rape victim freed, may not have to marry her attacker

Gulnaz, convicted of adultery after she was raped, may not have to marry the attacker as threatened.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Gulnaz, rape

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Bahraini activist ‘Angry Arabiya’ arrested

Activist Zaynab al-Khawaja, known for her outspoken tweets on human rights abuses, has been arrested in Bahrain.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, Zaynab al-Khawaja, Angryarabiya, protests

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2011

On National Bill of Rights Day, “Free to Tweet” campaign offers a $5,000 scholarship

On National Bill of Rights Day, “Free to Tweet” campaign offers a $5,000 scholarship.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Twitter, First Amendment, Bill of Rights

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/15/2011

As China threatens to crack down on Wukan protesters, the village disappears from the Web

As the government threatens to punish protest leaders in Wukan, all mentions of the village disappear from Web

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Wukan, protests, land grabs

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Two baby elephants are drinking milk from bottles. Tell us where.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Moonshine kills 143 people in east India

Moonshine laced with toxic methanol killed 143 people and sickened dozens more in eastern India, officials said Thursday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:36 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011

War in Iraq ends today

Almost nine years after the war in Iraq began, American troops will be home just before the holidays.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Iraq War, Leon Pannetta

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Unclaimed money in U.S. totals $32 billion: Do you have missing cash?

Unclaimed money totals $32 billion in the U.S., Missouri offers up $6.1 million payout

By Melissa Bell  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Unclaimed Money

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 12/14/2011

SOPA denounced by newspaper journalists, too

Wednesday, the American Newspaper Editors Association sent Congress a letter to ask that it stop SOPA.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:57 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, SOPA, internet freedom, newspapers

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Pumpkin update: British ambassador’s dog rescued after Iran embassy takeover

Pumpkin update: British ambassador’s dog rescued after Iran embassy takeover

By Melissa Bell  |  05:38 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pumpkin, British embassy, Iran

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Utah birds die after mistaking Wal-Mart parking lot for water

Birds crash land in a Utah town after mistaking asphalt for water

By Melissa Bell  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Utah, Aflockalypse

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Mitt Romney is using a KKK slogan in his speeches

GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has been using a catchphrase in his stump speeches that the Ku Klux Klan favored in the 1920s.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mitt Romney, KKK

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Florence shooter Gianluca Casseri forces Italy to confront racism

A shooting in Florence forces a city to take stock of its culture.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gianluca Casseri, Florence, Senegal

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Jerusalem mosque torched, scrawled with anti-Muslim graffiti

After arsonists torched a Jerusalem mosque and scrawled anti-Muslim graffiti on its walls, police said they would crack down on such attacks.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israeli, Jewish extremists, attacks, Palestine

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Indonesian police arrest punk rockers, shave off mohawks

Indonesian porlice raided a punk-rock concert and detained 65 fans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Indonesia, punk rockers

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Someone is sucking blood from a live goat. Tell us where this ritual is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo quiz, what in the world, photo of the day

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Chinese village put on lockdown amid growing unrest

Police have sealed off a town in Guangdong province to try to crush a growing uprising.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Guangdong province, Wukan, Lifeng, land grab

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Meteor shower Tuesday gave spectacular light show (video)

The Geminid meteor shower was visible Tuesday night as it is every December, and it was a spectacular display.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Geminid meteor shower, meteor showers, 3200 Phaethon

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Time Person of the Year 2011: ‘The protester’

In its annual award for person of the year, Time this year simply chose “the protester.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Time Magazine, person of the year, protests

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Google Street View shows post-tsunami Japan to the world

Google has released images to show what Japan looked like before and after the tsunami.

By Chico Harlan  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, tsunami, Google Street View

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Who makes up the Free Syrian Army? (videos)

The FSA killed seven of their former employers Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Free Syrian army, Bashar al-Assad

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Mikhail Prokhorov vs. Vladi­mir Putin: Is the billionaire tycoon more likeable?

Who is the more likeable candidate?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov, Vladimir Putin, presidential election

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Higgs boson: The most confusing story of 2011?

No story this year is more of a head-scratcher than that of the Higgs boson.

By Sarah Halzack  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Was 2011 the year of disasters?

With 12 natural disasters causing $1 billion or more in damage this year, will 2011 be remembered as the year of disasters?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, natural disasters, year in review

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the World?

We will post a photograph from a random place. You tell us where it is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo quiz, what in the world

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Liege, Belgium attacks leave 4 dead, injure dozens

Belgian newspapers are reporting that a man in Liege threw several grenades at a bus stop in the city center.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:39 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Belgium, Lieges, grenade attack, gunfire

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Occupy Wall Street is bad PR for police (videos)

The Occupy protests have been nothing but bad PR for police, as two new videos show.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:36 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, NYPD

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Father’s open letter to Google: ‘Thanks for making my daughter cry’

A father’s online rant says a lot about how children can or can’t use Google services.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Google, COPPA: Reddit, Google+

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed: Can social sharing save journalism?

With the hiring of Ben Smith of Politico, BuzzFeed hopes to create a new model of journalism.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Media, Buzzfeed, Ben Smith

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/12/2011

YouTube puppet show mocks Syrian President Assad

A new YouTube series “Top Goon” mocks Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bashar al-Assad, YouTube, puppets

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a picture from a random place. You tell us where the photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo quiz, what in the world, photo of the day

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Jobless Iranian reportedly throws shoes at Ahmadinejad

A conservative Iranian Web site reported that the man threw his shoes at the president to protest not receiving his unemployment benefits.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, shoe throwing

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Saudi Arabia executes woman convicted of ‘sorcery’

Saudi authorities executed a woman Monday convicted of practicing magic and sorcery.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, executions, sorcery, Amnesty International

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Al-Qaeda prisoners escape in Yemen

Between 10 and 15 militants escaped from a prison in Yemen early Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yemen, al-Qaeda

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Occupy protesters ‘squidding’ Goldman Sachs

Occupy Wall Street protesters marched on the investment bank Monday morning holding giant squids.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:22 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Goldman Sachs, Matt Taibbi

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Images from a year of natural disasters

From deadly blizzards to a devastating tsunami, 2011 brought some of the most extreme natural disasters.

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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/10/2011

Kashmir underwater? A Colorado geologist thinks it’s possible

A Colorado geologist predicts an earthquake in Kashmir will trigger massive landslides and flooding.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kashmir, Earthquake, Roger Bilham

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/09/2011

American Petroleum Institute auditions do not stick to script

The nation’s biggest oil and gas lobby and its public relations firm

By Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Nick Kristof tear gassed, held by police in Bahrain (tweets)

After journalist Nick Kristof tweeted about being tear-gassed and detained in Bahrain, dozens of Bahrainis told him he was not welcome there.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:32 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, Nick Kristof

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Va. Tech shooting: A question asked and answered

Echoes of 2007, but with profound differences.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech shooting

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Occupy South Africa? Activists stage a sit-in at U.N. climate talks

Protesters aimed at highlighting the vulnerability of poor countries.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Occupy protesters try to stop foreclosures; man bulldozed home to avoid the same fate

As Occupy protesters “occupy” foreclosed homes, a man in Moscow, Ohio has bulldozed a home in danger of foreclosure.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, foreclosure

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Wal-Mart heirs net worth equals total of bottom 30 percent of Americans

The Wal-Mart heirs have amassed a fortune equal to that of the combined net worth of the bottom 30 percent of Americans. It wasn’t always that way.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Wal-mart, Walton family, income inequality, Sam Walton

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

Today’s photo shows a security guard detaining a half-dressed activist. Where is it?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the Day, What in the world

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Bob Levinson proof-of-life video comes four years after first video from family

In 2007, his family released a video of his wife asking for help finding him. The recently released video shows Levinson himself.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Zardari: ‘My enemies will be disappointed’

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he is "fine" and will return home soon.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 12/09/2011

A Reddit tattoo in thanks for bone-marrow-transplant flash fundraiser

Reddit, a social media site, raised $31,000 in one night for a three-year-old in need of a bone marrow transplant

By Melissa Bell  |  09:31 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Reddit, Lucas

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Kolkata hospital fire leaves scores dead after staff reportedly abandon patients

Hospital staff reportedly abandoned patients when the fire broke out.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Kolkata, AMRI hospital, fires

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: New surveillance footage shows ex-IMF chief on night of alleged assault

A new and confusing video has emerged of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from the night of the scandal involving a hotel maid.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:16 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/08/2011

U.N. climate talks: Delegates scramble for solution

As U.N. climate talks entered their final stage Thursday, delegates have started scrambling to reach some sort of compromise that would salvage the negotiations.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Russian government tried to close opposition social media accounts

Popular social network VKontakte refused to deactivate accounts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests, social media

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Iran shows alleged downed U.S. drone (Video)

Iran shows downed U.S. drone on state television

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.S. drones, Iran, Drone

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Rod Blagojevich is 4th Illinois governor jailed in four decades

Rod Blagojevich is the fourth Illinois governor jailed in four decades. But this time, there are signs Illinois’s corruption problem could change.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:27 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois, political corruption

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Brazil oil: From jubilation to Chevron spill disaster (audio)

An undersea leak by Chevron spewed 3,000 barrels near Rio state.

By Juan Forero  |  11:01 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Brazil, Chevron, oil spills

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/08/2011

‘Indefinite detention’ provision stirs online anger — and Jon Stewart (video)

A bill will come before President Obama this week and it’s stirring up online anger

By Melissa Bell  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, National Defense Authorization Act, Section 1031

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

You have read about him in the news, you have seen his face on television and in magazines. Now tell us where this photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world, photo quiz

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/08/2011

As Occupy faces setbacks around the country, focus shifts to D.C.

The Occupy movement in D.C. had what protesters considered a successful day of action Wednesday even as others around the country faced setbacks.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy D.C., K Street action, Occupy Congress

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Death penalty dropped against Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia prosecutors on Wednesday dropped their 30-year push for the death penalty for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:03 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, crime, Mumia Abu-Jamal, death penalty

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/07/2011

China smog isn’t just fog, government admits (photos)

Chinese officials are finally admitting that the “throat-choking, eye-watering, blinding smog” isn’t just a little afternoon fog.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, pollution

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Inhofe, Boxer duel over climate change via video

While no members of Congress are traveling to the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa, at least they can send dueling video messages.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/07/2011

The Post, NYT and WSJ show same scene of Kabul carnage via different photos

The three papers showed the same scene of carnage, using different photos, on their front pages Wednesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Kabul, front pages, NYT, WSJ

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo from somewhere around the world. You tell us where it is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo quiz, what in the world, photo of the day

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison (live tweets)

We’ve got reports from inside the courtroom as the former Illinois governor is sentenced.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:48 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Rod Blagojevich, Chicago, Blagojevich trial

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Pakistani President Zardari ‘stable’ in Dubai: Four explanations for his departure

Ever since Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left for medical tests in Dubai related to heart problems, the rumors have come fast and furious about the real reason for his departure.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Bashar al-Assad denies crackdown in exclusive interview with Barbara Walters

Syria President Bashar al-Assad denies he ordered a bloody crackdown against protesters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:52 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bashar Assad, Barbara Walters

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 12/07/2011

India shuts door to Wal-Mart, for now

The government puts on hold a policy that would have opened the doors to foreign supermarket chains.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  05:45 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Wal-Mart

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011

New planet similar to Earth discovered: How far is 600 light years away?

Kepler-22b, the newly discovered Earth-like planet, is sitting just outside our solar system, some 600 light years away.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Kepler-22b, planets, habitable zone, light years

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Congolese protesters say election is fraudulent, clash with police

As the Democratic Republic of Congo counted votes Tuesday, protesters said the election was fraudulent and demonstrations spread.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Democratic Republic of Congo, protests, Joseph Kabila, elections

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/06/2011

The Washington Post — 134 years young

It’s the 134th birthday of the Washington Post

By Melissa Bell  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Washington Post

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 12/06/2011

The Atlantic tweets an ad

The Atlantic joins the club and tweets an ad.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Paypal regrets shutting down Regretsy

A Christmas charity drive turns into a public battle for Regretsy and Paypal.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Regretsy, Paypal

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Shanghai factory workers who make Apple, HP parts strike for 7th day

The action involves 400 workers at the Hi-P International electronics plant, which makes Apple and HP parts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:59 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Shanghaii, labor dispute, Hi-P

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Pearl Harbor Day: On 70th anniversary, rare and unseen photos from Life.com

Life.com presents photos of unpublished images taken in the immediate aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Kabul attack may be sign of coming sectarian violence (audio, video)

Footage shows the moment a suicide bomber attacked a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Kabul, suicide attack

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/06/2011

NYPD Facebook group reveals officers’ contempt of West Indian Day parade

NYPD police officers may have made derogatory comments about participants at the West Indian Day Parade.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NYPD, West Indian Day Parade, Facebook comments

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo from the day. You tell us where it is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo quiz, what in the world, photo of the day

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Total eclipse of the moon this Saturday

The moon will be a low-haning ruby-red jewel in the night sky on Saturday

By Melissa Bell  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Occupy Melbourne tent people spread; police forcibly remove woman’s ‘tent clothes’

In Melbourne, Australia, Occupy protesters came up with one possible way to slow down police action: Wear the tents instead of camp in them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:16 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Melbourne, Tent Monsters

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Moscow police clash with anti-Putin demonstrators (Video)

Hundreds have been arrested after allegations of election fraud in Russia

By Kathy Lally  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladamir Putin

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content

Facebook and Google say they won’t screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Internet freedom, Facebook, Google, Kapil Sibal

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Repeal Day celebrations and the history behind the end of Prohibition

Prohibition officially ended Dec. 5, 1933. Today we look back at the history and forward to the celebrations.

By Justin Bank  |  07:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Japan’s $1 million Ferrari freeway pileup: Narcissism, or just bad weather?

A total of 14 cars, including eight Ferraris, were damaged in a chain collision on a Japanese expressway Sunday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Ferrari, car crash

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Moscow protests Putin after observers say election was rigged (photos)

Thousands protested against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party Monday night, saying the election was rigged.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, protests, voter fraud, elections

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/05/2011

British diplomacy dilemma: Dog troubles in Tehran

Pumpkin, a member of the British ambassador’s family, was left behind in Tehran.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World: Dominick Chilcott, Iran, British embassy

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Pakistan ‘arrests’ monkey for crossing India border

Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab province have “arrested” a monkey that crossed its border with India.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Pakistan, monkeys, spying

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Occupy Oakland plans West Coast port shutdown, but port workers don’t support it

A month after Occupy Oakland protesters angered port workers by shutting down the city port during a city-wide strike, protesters are calling for a larger West Coast port shutdown.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, West Coast port shutdown

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Egyptians play dead outside U.S. tear gas manufacturer

Egyptians protested Friday outside U.S. tear gas manufacturer Combined Systems Inc.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, tear gas, Combined Systems Inc.

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo from the day. You tell us where it is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, photo quiz, what in the world

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/05/2011

U.S.-born Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi arrested

American-Syrian blogger and activist Razan Ghazzawi was arrested Sunday at the Jordan/Syria border.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Razan Ghazzawi

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/05/2011

North Korea releases video of well-stocked ‘meat shop’

Despite reports that say North Korea’s food shortage is the worst in years, state media has a new video out showing a well-stocked meat shop.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, food shortage, international aid

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Drone journalism? The idea could fly in the U.S.

Drones could get FAA approval soon, opening up new reporting techniques, cop survelliance and farmer aid.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Drones, Unmanned aircraft, Media

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011

The corporate personhood constitutional amendment

A small group is fighting for a constitutional amendment to repeal corporate personhood

By Melissa Bell  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mitt Romney, Corporate Personhood, Citizens United

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Syria reportedly bans iPhone to stop flow of protest footage online

Syria has banned the iPhone in an attempt to stop the constant flow of images and video taken by citizens of the anti-government protests and shared online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:13 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, iPhone, citizen journalism

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Herman Cain’s women supporters urge wife Gloria to ‘stand by her man’

A new site ‘Women for Cain’ exemplifies the challenges facing the Herman Cain campaign

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Herman Cain, Women for Herman Cain, Gloria Cain, nger White

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Saudi scholars say letting women drive would mean 'end of virginity'

Religious council rules that repealing the ban on women driving would spell the ‘end of virginity.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, Manal al-Sharif, King Abdullah, Shura Council, Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saud women driving ban

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s nude 'ISI' photo stirs controversy; decried by local media as fake

A nude photo of Pakistani actress Veena Malik with “ISI” written on her arm has caused a sensation in Pakistan. Local media say the photo is fake.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, India, Veena Malik, FHM, ISI, PTA banned list, NATO

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Israeli government cancels ad campaign suggesting its citizens shouldn’t marry Americans

In new ads, government suggests Israeli expats will “lose their national identities” if they marry Jewish Americans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:02 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israeli, assimilation, Christmas

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Occupy Congress on Jan. 17: ‘Largest Occupy protest ever’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:37 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photograph. You tell us what’s happening, and where.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:39 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, What in the world

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Hillary Clinton in Burma: kisses for Suu Kyi, handshake for the president

Clinton traveled to Suu Kyi’s home Friday, where warm greetings stood in stark contrast to the secretary’s earlier meetings with Burma’s oppressive leader.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Burma, Hillary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Santa Ana winds rip through Southern California

Some of the most powerful Santa Ana winds in years tore through Southern California Thursday, toppling trees and knowing out power with 80 mph gusts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:12 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Santa Ana winds, California

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/01/2011

First AIDS story published in The Washington Post

The digest item was published July 4, 1981, under the headline “Cancer Linked to Gays.”

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Afghan woman freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist

An Afghan woman jailed for adultery after being raped by a relative is going free — but only because she agreed to marry the man who assaulted her.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, moral crimes, Gulnaz

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Mayan tablet does not predict end of the world in 2012

According to Maya expert Sven Gronemeyer, the Mayan tablet actually doesn’t predict the apocalyse in 2012.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apocalypse, Mayan tablet

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Horse slaughterhouses may return to U.S.

Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption, now that Congress has lifted a five-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:27 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, horses, horses slaughterhouses

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo. You tell us which country the photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, What in the world, photo of the day, photo quiz

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Zach Wahls, Iowa student with two moms, discusses life post-viral success (Video)

After a speech in front of the Iowa senate, Zach Wahls hit Internet fame.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Zach Wahls, Iowa, Gay Marriage

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Jon Huntsman: Going after the Internet vote?

The presidential hopeful’s daughters are building up their dad on the Web — and making fun of the other candidates.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:49 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Jon Huntsman, 2012 presidential race

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 12/01/2011

European diplomats visit ransacked British Embassy in Tehran

European ambassadors inspect British diplomatic complexes as E.U. discusses response to Iranian incursion.

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  09:46 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 12/01/2011

World AIDS Day: Getting 2.7 million down to zero (photos)

Today marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a day observed once every year to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the HIV spread.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:18 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, World AIDS day, HIV

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Occupy protesters plan new march to Atlanta from D.C.

Occupy protesters who marched from New York to Washington plan to hit the road again, planning to travel 700 miles to Atlanta.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:37 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy march, Occupy DC

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Herman Cain is serious about that foreign policy map

Herman Cain’s new foreign policy is getting skewered.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Herman Cain, maps

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Climate change conference lures no congressmen

The new effort is aimed at persuading U.S. politicians that they should curb greenhouse gas emissions for moral and ethical reasons.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Mugabe’s youth militia not amused by Nando’s dead dictators ad

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s youth militia has seen restaurant chain Nando’s new “last dictator standing” ad, and they are not amused.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:39 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Chipangano, Nando's, ads

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Tehran embassy: Rescuing the British ambassador’s dog

All British staffers, including the dog, have left the building

By Melissa Bell  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, British embassy

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Major drug tunnel to Tijuana discovered at California border

U.S. authorities discovered a major cross-border tunnel Tuesday, the latest in a series of discoveries of secret passages used to smuggle drugs from Mexico.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:58 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mexico, drug tunnel

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Egypt dock workers protest U.S. tear gas shipments to Tahrir Square

The tear gas used by Egyptian security forces in their crackdown against protesters has now been traced to an unlikely place: Jamestown, PA.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:50 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, tear gas, Combined Systems Inc.

 

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