WorldViews: February, 2012

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Occupy Well Street: Anti-fracking groups meet Occupiers

Anti-fracking groups meet Occupiers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Well Street, Occupy protests, fracking

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Ohio school shooting may draw attention to state’s lax gun laws

The number of Ohioans who have licenses to legally carry concealed firearms is still rising.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Ohio, shooting, Chardon, gun laws

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Leap Year ‘interests the international vamp,’ in 1920

A 1920 illustration depicts the Leap Year tradition in which women are allowed to propose marriage to a man.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Leap Year, From the Archives

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/28/2012

‘SalamWorld’ to be Facebook for Muslims — but much cleaner

It will filter out objectional content to create a fully Halal network.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Salamworld, Facebook, Islam

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2012

St. Paul’s Cathedral denies that it colluded in Occupy London eviction

St. Paul’s Cathedral officials deny that they colluded in the eviction of protesters.

By Karla Adam  |  10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Occupy London, St. Paul's Cathedral

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Google+ shows its worth in China as netizens flood Obama’s page

Chinese netizens flooded President Obama’s reelection page after government censors loosened controls over Google+.

By Keith Richburg  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Google+, President Obama, web censorship

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Anchor falls on Internet in East Africa, disrupts access in six countries

The accident has disrupted a large part of Internet access in six countries.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, East Africa, Internet, fiber optic cable

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Chardon High School shooting, Occupy London, and Indonesia tweets: Morning roundup

Chardon High School, Occupy London, Indonesia tweets

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Indonesia, U.K., Syria

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Russia ‘gay propaganda’ proposal to be protested Tuesday

Demonstrations and flash mobs are planned outside Russian embassies in New York and around the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, gay rights, gay propaganda law

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Red Cross attempt to evacuate journalists from Syria fails

Vehicles reached the suburb where they were but left without them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Marie Colvin, Remi Ochlik, journalists

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Costa Allegra adrift off Seychelles — second maritime accident for Costa Cruises

A fire immobilizes the cruise ship Costa Allegra, a sister ship to the sunken Costa Concordia.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Costa cruises, Seychelles, Costa Allegra

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Chardon, Ohio students recount teachers’ bravery on Twitter

After a shooting at a high school in Charon, Ohio, students tell of teachers’ attempts to stop the violence.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Chardon, Ohio, Frank Hall

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Saleh to go into exile: A timeline of the unrest in Yemen

In the latest development, aides to Yemen’s ousted president say Ali Abdullah Saleh will go into exile in Ethi­o­pia.

By Anup Kaphle and Bill Webster  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012

PETA and Humane Society attacked by reports – but are they real?

The study was funded by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a pro-business non-profit.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, PETA, Humane Society, Center for Consumer Freedom

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/27/2012

‘Saving Face,’ despite sensitive topic, embraced in Pakistan

The film highlighted acid attacks against women in Pakistan, yet was generally lauded in the country.

By Richard Leiby and Michele Langevine Leiby  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Saving Face, Oscars

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/27/2012

‘A Separation’ Oscar win heralded by Iranians

Iranians applauded the Oscar win for “A Separation”

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, A Separation, Oscars

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 02/27/2012

WikiLeaks, Anonymous show off closer ties in Stratfor e-mail leak

Are the two groups getting closer?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:26 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Anonymous, Stratfor, hacks

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes: Morning roundup

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Pakistan, Iran, France, Russia, Afghanistan, Syria

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2012

Out-of-body experiences: Could you have one?

This weekend’s Washington Post Magazine explores the world of a Virginia institute where people attempt to reach new levels of consciousness.

By Amanda McGrath  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Anonymous could take down U.S. power grids? Comment of the Week

Anonymous could take down U.S. power grids?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:46 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Occupy London set to be evicted

The protesters’ eviction appeal was dismissed earlier this week, meaning they could be ousted at any time.

By Karla Adam  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., London, Occupy

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 02/24/2012

World Press Photo of the Year winner Samuel Aranda meets with subjects of photo

The subjects of the award-winning photograph by Samuel Aranda were found in Yemen.

By May-Ying Lam  |  02:14 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yemen, Samuel Aranda, World Press Photo

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Venus, Jupiter, and Moon will converge this weekend

The “triple conjunction” will be visible from anywhere in the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Venus, Jupiter, Moon, Astronomy, Stargazing

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/24/2012

At Mardi Gras parade, autistic girl jeered by drunken reveler

An all-female night parade planned a special event today in the girl’s honor.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mardi Gras, autism, Krewe of Muses, New Orleans

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Indian prime minister blames American NGOs for anti-nuclear protests

On Friday, Manmohan Singh raised the Cold War-era bogey of the “foreign hand.”

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, NGOs, nuclear power, nuclear protests

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Syria’s ‘crimes against humanity’ documented on video

An 11-minute video by Channel 4 News shows the horrors in Homs.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Homs, Channel 4

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Gay Texas judge refuses to wed straight couples

She said she wouldn’t perform marriage ceremonies until same-sex marriage was legal.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Texas, religion, homosexuality

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Tumblr, YouTube, others broadcast teen insecurity for all to see

Some teens and tweens are putting their “ugly duckling” phase on display for the whole Internet to see.

By Maura Judkis and Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, YouTube, Tumblr, Formspring, Instagram, teen bullying, self-harm

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Salman Rushdie, SOS for oceans, Syria will get arms ‘somehow’: Morning roundup

Salman Rushdie, SOS for oceans, Syria will get arms ‘somehow’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:02 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iran, India, Australia

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Pakistan places ad calling for bids for national Internet filtering and blocking system

The ad, posted by the Ministry of Information Technology in Pakistani newspapers, urges “filtering and blocking” of Web content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Internet, firewall, web censorship

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Bradley Manning defers plea as supporters warn ‘time is running out’

Social media lit up in support of the soldier Thursday, saying that “time is running out” for Manning.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Bradley Manning, Wikileaks

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Iran nuclear talks failure sparks fears online

Surfacing online: A 1970s BBC transcript to be used in the event of a nuclear attack and a Web site showing what might happen if a bomb were dropped.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, nuclear talks, nuclear program, BBC

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Brazil Carnival samba contest ends in riots after man rips up judge’s results

The punch-up began after a man from a losing team ripped up the judge’s results.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Did Indian officials just denounce homosexuality?

Activists say an official’s confusing statement shows the government is not fully behind gay rights.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, gay sex ban, homosexuality

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Putin gives patriotic speech, while Prokhorov raps on state television

Ten days ahead of the March 4 election, the Russian presidential candidates are wrestling for the vote.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, presidential election, rallies

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Neutrinos are not faster than light — why you should never doubt Einstein

CERN’s mistake reiterates why we shouldn’t doubt Einstein.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, CERN, theory of relativity, neutrino, speed of light

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire: Morning roundup

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire in the morning roundup.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Iwo Jima

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

What the Northern Lights look like when a rocket hits (photo)

A fisheye-view photo of a NASA-funded rocket shot into the Northern Lights.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/22/2012

NYPD spying program targets Muslims: Reactions

Muslims at universities or in cities that were surveilled respond.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Muslims, spying

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Putin releases suggestive ads to sway young voters — with little success

But young voters are planning a anti-Putin flash mob, sang anti-Putin songs, and a ‘toy revolution.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests, Russia election

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Anonymous attacks WSJ page hours after story warning group is getting more powerful

The attack came hours after the Journal reported the hacker group was getting more powerful.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Anonymous, hackers, NSA, WSJ, power grid, Greece

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Is the shark fin ban culturally biased?

New York proposes a law to ban shark fins

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:03 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Shark Fin, Sharks

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Ash Wednesday, superplanet, journalists killed in Syria: Morning roundup

Ash Wednesday, superplanet, journalists killed in Syria

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:58 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, morning roundup

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik killed in Syria: Their last work and words

Read some of their last works and words.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, journalists, Marie Colvin, Remi Ochlik

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Daniel Pearl’s death, 10 years later: An interview with his father Judea Pearl

An interview with his father, Judea Pearl.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:26 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Beirut gathering pays tribute to Anthony Shadid

The foreign correspondent who died in Syria was buried in Lebanon.

By Alice Fordham  |  04:52 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anthony Shadid, Syria

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Drone journalism, businesses and policing — the pilotless aircraft could soon fill U.S. skies

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, drones, drone journalism, surveillance

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn detention may be extended as prostitution ring inquiry continues

Police could hold Strauss-Kahn for up to 48 hours in Lille as they seek more information in a prostitution ring inquiry involving the alleged misuse of corporate funds.

By Ian Saleh  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, France

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Occupy is back? Movement gets a TV show, issues concrete demands, begins new protests

A TV show, letter of concrete demands, and new protests suggest the movement may be gaining steam once again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, protests

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Syria, Bahrain, Yemen streets filled with violence (videos)

At least three countries have been rocked by violence at the beginning of this week alone.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Arab Spring

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Canada, U.K. web surveillance plans not going over well with users

Web users are not happy with the planned Internet monitoring.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Canada, U.K., web surveillance

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Koran burning in Afghanistan — how should holy books be disposed of?

How different faiths say their sacred writings should be disposed of.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Koran, religious texts

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Fat Tuesday, Koran burning and Damascus revolt: Morning links

Koran burning, Fat Tuesday and Damascus revolt.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning links, Mardi Gras, Carnaval, Koran, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Google Street View

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Dagen H: The day Sweden switched sides of the road (photo)

A 1967 photo resurfaced on reddit Friday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sweden, Dagen H, driving

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Jeremy Lin and David Brooks in limerick: Comment of the Week

This week’s Comment of the Week was written in rhyme.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:24 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, David Brooks, Comment of the Week

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Facebook and Twitter try to translate — but we still can’t understand

The social networks work with Web translation tools to translate foreign languages. The results are often hilarious.

By Bethonie Butler  |  03:56 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, online translation

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Putin fake arrest video resonates with Russians

Thousands of Russians watched the video, months after protests against the prime minister filled the streets.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian election

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Underwear bomber’s new home: Florence, Colo.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab will be sent to the federal Supermax prison in Colorado.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nigeria, underwear bomber, Supermax prison

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Air Australia strands thousands after fleet is grounded

The Air Australia airline shocked passengers when they grounded all flights — without any warning

By Melissa Bell  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Air Australia, Budget Travel

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Rupert Murdoch tries to soothe angry Sun journalists with promise of new paper

Working to quell anger over giving information about journalists and sources to police, Rupert Murdoch announced a new British weekend tabloid called The Sun on Sunday.

By Karla Adam  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rupert Murdoch, phone hacking

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Jeremy Lin poses a problem for New York Times columnist David Brooks

A column saying Jeremy Lin’s religion is what sets him apart stirs up online anger against NYT journalist.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Media, Jeremy Lin

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Anthony Shadid tributes pour in for the graceful, gracious, great foreign correspondent

Fans and colleagues of Shadid fill the Internet, mourning one of the top reporters of the times.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anthony Shadid

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Anthony Shadid dies in Syria: read his legacy of award-winning work

A former Washington Post correspondent, Anthony Shadid died while reporting in Syria

By Melissa Bell  |  10:12 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Anthony Shadid

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/16/2012

U.N. Syrian resolution: Which countries voted no?

Twelve countries voted against the resolution to condemn Syria.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Jeremy Lin, Lil’ Kim grace different editions of Time magazine

The covers of Time magazine’s four world editions this week are unusual.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Asia, North Korea, Kim Jong Eun, Jeremy Lin

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Birth control hearing on Capitol Hill had mostly male panel of witnesses (photo)

”Where are all the women?” one female representative asked.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, birth control, Darrel Issa, hearings, contraception, Catholic church

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/16/2012

David Cameron to Scotland: I don’t want to break up

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday urged Scots to remain within the United Kingdom.

By Anthony Faiola  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Jaime Zapata’s death: One year later, still many unanswered questions

The family of the slain ICE agent says they haven’t gotten answers about how and why their son died.

By William Booth  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mexico, Jaime Zapata

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Sarkozy Facebook Timeline takes flak as re-election campaign begins

Nicholas Sarkozy kicked off his re-election bid Wednesday with a new Web site, Facebook profile and Twitter account as well as a defiant televised address.

By Ian Saleh  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Mardi Gras is coming — along with a mountain of mess

Environmental groups who want to clean up the festival have some work to do.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, New Orleans, Mardi Gras, environment

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Kim Jong-Il’s 70th birthday celebrated with a splash in the North Korean media

The media made the importance of today’s date exceedingly clear.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, birthday

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Eta Carinae’s ‘Great Eruption’ mystery begins to unravel

A study published Thursday in the journal Nature revealed the star was much colder than previously thought.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Eta Carinae, Great Eruption, supernova, stars

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Honduras prison fire report: Most in Comayagua had not been charged with a crime

Rights groups are calling for reform to the Honduras prison system after a fire at Comayagua prison killed more than 350.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:55 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Honduras, Comayagua, prison system

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/15/2012

ACTA dissed in Bulgaria, too 

Bulgaria is the sixth European country that has refused to support the copyright law.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bulgaria, ACTA, copyright

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Iranians using proxy servers 10 times more than they were last year

Despite the partial Internet blackout in Iran, there is some evidence that people are still finding their way online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Internet, web censorship

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Jeremy Lin and race: Bigotry in sports is nothing new

But bigotry in sports is nothing new.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Sports, Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks, racism, Floyd Mayweather

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Space junk to be cleaned up by Swiss ‘janitor satellite’

A ‘janitor’ satellite is being developed to grab the debris orbiting Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Switzerland, NASA, space junk, CleanSpace One

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Syria to hold referendum on new constitution — but opposition says Assad still must go

But the opposition Syrian National Council says Assad still must go.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Free Syrian Army, constitution, uprising

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Xi Jingping’s visit to Washington met with protests, diplomatic flaps

Chinese vice president’s visit to the U.S. isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Xi Jinping, Obama, Wikileaks, protests

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 02/15/2012

North Korean defectors learn quickly how to send money back home

Defectors quickly learn complex choreography of channeling money to relatives in the Stalinist state.

By Chico Harlan  |  09:47 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, South Korea, money transfers

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Honduras prison fire was started by inmates during a mutiny, local news sites say

According to local news sites, the fire was started by jailed inmates during a mutiny.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:53 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Honduras, Comayagua, prison, fire

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Al-Shabaab tweets photos showing mujahideen pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda

The photos showed al-Shabaab pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda, days after the two groups linked up.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:25 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012

A very gay (marriage) Valentine’s Day

Supporters of gay marriage had a very good day Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Australia, Italy, Valentine's Day, gay marriage

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day government bans rejected by lovers around the world

Lovers are celebrating, despite the consequences.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Valentine's Day, government bans, India, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Iran

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Kim Jong-Il birthday celebration: A list of propaganda for the Supreme Leader

On his birthday, the former North Korean leader will give his people plenty of propaganda — even after his death.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, North Korea, Kim Jong-Il, propaganda

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Anonymous marks Bahrain anniversary by hacking U.S. tear gas company

The hacker collective took down a U.S. tear gas company’s Web site.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, protests, Anonymous, tear gas

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Bangkok blasts: Iranian blows off own legs, injures four others

Iranian blows off own legs, injures four others.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, Bangkok, Iran, bomb blasts

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 02/14/2012

On Bahrain protest anniversary, doctor who was jailed shares his story

On anniversary of Bahrain’s protests, demonstrators gather again--but doctor who was arrested stays inside.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:41 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 02/13/2012

After Grammys, ‘The Racial Draft’ 2012 pokes fun at our differences

The premise is ridiculous at best and offensive at worst, which is exactly why it's trending.

By Clinton Yates  |  05:34 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Monsanto found liable for weedkiller poisoning in France

A French farmer says he suffered neurological problems after using a weedkiller.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:24 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, France, Monsanto, chemical poisoning

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Texans stuck on other side of the border fence grow anxious as gates go in

The first gates to fill in the new fence along the Mexican border are going in, leaving the few landowners on the other side feeling isolated.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:05 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Texas, Mexican border, illegal immigrants

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Egyptian minister says U.S. tried to use NGOs to control country’s future

He said the United States tried to use NGOs to control the country’s post-revolutionary future.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Iran gets back e-mail access, but other sites remain blacked out ahead of protest

E-mail access is back up, but other sites remain down ahead of a planned protest Feb. 14.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, internet, web censorship

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Syrian activist Danny Abdul Dayem flees to Lebanon amid violence

Danny Abdul Dayem, known as the “voice of Homs,” left as tanks closed in on his neighborhood.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:29 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Danny Abdul Dayem, Homs, Arab League

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/13/2012

As violence erupts in Athens, Anonymous takes down Greek government Web sites

As Greece’s parliament approved austerity measures Monday, parts of the capital burned.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, protests, austerity measures, Anonymous

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Xi Jinping stirs nationalistic sentiments ahead of trip to U.S.

A comment by the Chinese vice-president was a hot trending topic Monday on China’s version of Twitter.

By Keith Richburg  |  09:20 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Israeli diplomats targeted by bombers in India, Georgia (tweets)

Israeli diplomats were targeted by bombers in India and Georgia Monday, in two almost-simultaneous strikes, according to AP.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Israel, Iran, diplomat, attack

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Saudi Arabian protester, second in two days, reportedly shot dead by security forces

Both were reportedly shot dead by security forces.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:54 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, protests

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Obama birth control compromise distracts from issue of whether the pill is safe, activists say

But doubts about the pill remain.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:33 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Obama, birth control, the pill

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012

The 2012 World Press Photo of the Year ‘will inevitably offer conflict, chaos’

Post Director of Photography Michel du Cille says photos “will inevitably offer conflict, chaos.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Angela Merkel depicted as Nazi in Greece, as anti-German sentiment grows

The image reflects a rising anti-German sentiment in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, Angela Merkel, protests, Germany, austerity measures

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Josh Powell’s sons’ funeral protest cancelled by Westboro Church in exchange for air time

Westboro Church cancels Powell funeral protest in exchange for segment on Catholic talk radio show.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:58 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Westboro Church, Occupy, Josh Powell

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Syria satellite images show government is using artillery and mortars against Homs

The images offer ‘proof’ the Syrian government is using artillery and mortars against Homs.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Robert Ford, Homs, satellite photos

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Israeli Facebook page begs Netanyahu not to attack Iran until after Madonna show; sets off media firestorm

At least not until Madonna’s show in Israel is over.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:37 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Iran, Madonna, Netanyahu

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Pine Ridge Indian reservation: Tribe sues beer makers for alcohol problems

The tribe claims the beer makers knowingly contributed to the alcohol problems at Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Pine Ridge Indian reservation, Oglala Sioux tribe, American Indian, Anheuser-Busch

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 02/09/2012

North Korean super-sized hotel, tourism experiment may signal slight opening up to outsiders

Tourism experiment and hotel finally opening hint that the country might be opening up slightly.

By Greg Linch  |  03:46 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012

No Child Left Behind: 10 states receive waivers — will D.C. be next?

On Thursday, the Obama administration announced it would free 10 states from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Will D.C. be next?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, No Child Left Behind, Obama, education

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Iran begins blocking access to Gmail, other sites

The Post’s Thomas Erdbrink reports what it’s like to not be able to access Web sites in Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, web censorship, Google, National Internet

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Saudi blogger’s tweets about prophet Muhammad stir Islamists to call for his execution

Hamza Kashgari tweeted that he would not pray to the prophet Muhammad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, Twitter, Hamza Kashgari, Salman Rushdie

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Mohamed Nasheed: Arrest warrant issued for deposed Maldives president

On Wednesday, scores of people were injured as the military battled the police.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, protests

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Joke about Chris Brown beating women appears in Times of India

In a country where violence against women is prevalent, some aren’t finding the joke very funny.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Chris Brown, violence against women

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Somali militia group hacked on Twitter

A Somali Sufi Islamist group had its Twitter account hacked.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, twitter, social media

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Carina Nebula revealed in spectacular new infrared photos

New photos from the European Southern Observatory show the Carina Nebula in a new way.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, Carina Nebula, nebula, European Southern Observatory, stars

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Syrian city sees another deadly day of shellings

Neighborhoods in Homs came under renewed bombardment by government forces, reports say.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Homs

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Syrian activist Danny Abdul Dayem documents the daily horrors of Homs streets

Danny Abdul Dayem goes out every day to film and deliver food and medication to other protesters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Homs

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/08/2012

India ministers resign after being accused of watching porn during state assembly

Three ministers in Karnataka state were caught watching porn in state assembly.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Karnataka, ministers, porn, scandal

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Pete Hoekstra’s ad raises ire in China — and a sense of deja vu

China’s response to Pete Hoekstra’s ad? We’ve heard it before.

By Keith Richburg  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Pete Hoekstra

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Twitter joke trial appeal: Tweet ‘constituted a threat’

The public prosecutor said Wednesday the joke made in a tweet “constituted a threat.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Twitter, Twitter joke trial, Paul Chambers

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Photo of the day: Mask dance

People watch a monk perform mask dance at a monastery. Tell us where.

By Anup Kaphle  |  09:11 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Whale shark, 40-foot-long threatened animal, hauled onto Pakistani pier

The shark is a threatened species.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:07 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, whale shark, threatened species

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 02/07/2012

August Landmesser, shipyard worker in Hamburg, refused to perform Nazi salute (photo)

A 1936 photo has resurfaced showing a shipyard worker who refused to join a crowd in the Nazi salute.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:07 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Germany, Hamburg, Nazism, Nazi salute, historic photos, August Landmesser

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Foreclosed houses in U.S. squatted, occupied and sold on the cheap

Millions of American have seen their homes foreclosed since the financial crisis began.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, foreclosure, Occupy Our HOmes

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/07/2012

As Prop 8 is ruled unconstitutional in U.S. court, Uganda reintroduces anti-gay bill to Parliament

The move comes as a U.S. appeals court ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional,

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Uganda, Prop 8

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Cuba trade embargo turns 50: Still no rum or cigars, though some freedom in travel

Americans can travel to Cuba, but still cannot buy rum, cigars or other Cuban products.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, embargo

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/07/2012

As Syrian government shells Homs, graphic videos tell the story

As government forces continue to bomb the restive city, graphic videos tell the story.

By Anup Kaphle and Elizabeth Flock  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Photo of the Day: Police vs. army

A police officer charges at soldiers during a clash. Tell us where.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Lake Vostok, a German Nazi base? Russian news agency floats odd theory

Some say there is a history behind the rumor.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Antarctica, Lake Vostok, Russia, Germany, Nazi, Neuschwabenland, Queen Maud's land, rumors

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 02/07/2012

U.K. may clamp down on the Internet

A Home Affairs Committee report concluded that violent radicalization happens often on the Internet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:48 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., web crackdown, radicalization

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Atlanta hate crime caught on videotape

A hate crime caught on camera worries LGBT communities.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:36 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Atlanta, hate crimes, gay bullying

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 02/06/2012

M.I.A. song ‘Bad Girls,’ lawsuits renew fight for Saudi women’s right to drive

M.I.A. song ‘Bad Girls’ and new lawsuits against the government have put the ban on women driving back in the spotlight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:29 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, M.I.A., women's right to drive

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/06/2012

India censors Google, Facebook — but other democracies are even worse

But other democracies have asked Google to remove more content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, U.K.

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Iran’s ninja army is made up of 3,500 women

State TV reported that nearly 3,500 women have registered for ninjutsu classes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, ninjas, ninjutsu

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

A worshiper pierces his cheeks with metal skewers to celebrate a festival. Tell us where.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Chrysler Super Bowl commercial pulled from company’s YouTube page for copyright infringement

The wide net of copyright infringement caught Chrysler’s popular Super Bowl ad

By Melissa Bell  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Super Bowl, Chrysler, Clint Eastwood

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Philippines rocked by magnitude 6.9 quake (videos)

Raw video shows the terror it caused in Cebu City.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/06/2012

U.S. closes Syrian embassy: How often does the U.S. shutter embassies?

How often does the United States close embassies?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, diplomatic relations, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Bhutan, Taiwan

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Super Bowl: CNN’s Roland Martin tweets jokes seen as anti-gay

A series of tweets has landed the CNN commentator in hot water.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:55 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, homophobia

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Extreme weather in Serbia, daffodils in Washington

What’s with Mother Nature’s mood swings?

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  weather, cold snap, Serbia, Washington D.C., daffodils

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Malaria kills twice as many people as we thought — are data-gathering and taxes to blame?

Are taxes and tariffs on anti-malarial commodities partially to blame?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, malaria, deaths, taxes and tariffs

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Anonymous says it will leak giant cache of Iraq war e-mails

Anonymous hackers intercept phone call about them between FBI and Scotland Yard.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anonymous, hackers

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Iran says it may ban Samsung for commercial depicting attack on nuclear plant

A new Israeli Samsung commercial depicts an attack on an Iranian nuclear plant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Israel, commercials

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Eddie Long crowned ‘king’; religious leaders aren’t impressed

Religious leaders are not impressed with the coronation of the controversial megachurch pastor.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Eddie Long, megachurch

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Photo of the day: What in the world?

Women ride on donkeys with their children along a mountain terrain. Tell us where.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/03/2012

‘Jack Sparrow’ pepper-sprayed by ‘Catwoman:’ only in Hollywood

In a battle of the fake movie stars, people dressed in Hollywood costumes brawled in the streets of Los Angeles

By Melissa Bell  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Hollywood

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Gunmen kidnap two American tourists in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

The tourists were traveling in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula when their minivan was intercepted, authorities say.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Sinai, tourists, security

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/02/2012

ACTA is Europe’s SOPA moment

The fight against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement (ACTA) is all too familiar.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Europe, Czech Republic, ACTA, protests, counterfeiting

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Wukan, tiny village in China that staged open rebellion, gets the right to vote

Tiny village in China that staged open rebellion had its first-ever free and fair elections Wednesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Wukan, protests, votes

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/02/2012

BBC defends decision to censor the word ‘Palestine’ in rap song

The broadcaster said allowing the word to be used in a rap song would have affected its impartiality.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Palestine, BBC, censorship, media

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/02/2012

South Korean indicted for re-tweeting North Korean messages

Park Jeong-geun says he re-posted messages to lampoon their government.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Korea, North Korea, web censorship

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Susan G. Komen denies censoring message boards

A number of people on Komen message boards said their comments about Planned Parenthood were deleted.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, breast cancer

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Free Syrian Army soldiers may have armored vehicles, YouTube videos show

Two videos posted on YouTube show that the defected soldiers may have infantry fighting vehicles.

By Liz Sly  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Free Syrian Army, tanks

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

A rebel guards an alley one afternoon.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Egypt soccer riot: Are security forces to blame?

Witnesses say security forces did nothing to stop the violence.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, soccer, riots, Egypt soccer riot

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Egypt soccer riot joins long history of ugly sport riots caught on camera

Egypt soccer game riot joins long history of ugliest sport riots around the world

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, soccer, sports riots

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Nano quadrotors: Watch a swarm of tiny robots fly in formation (video)

These nano quadrotors were developed by researchers of the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:01 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Nano Quadrotors, drones, GRASP Lab

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Egypt: More than 70 killed following clashes after soccer game (video)

The deaths occurred after fans rushed the field after a game between fierce rivals.

By Ernesto Londoño and Ingy Hassieb  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, soccer, riots, Port Said

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Pink slime removed from McDonald’s burgers — but other food additives remain

But there are many other food additives inside.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Health, pink slime, McDonald's, food additives

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Pfizer recall the newest troubling development around birth control

The announcement comes on the heels of other troubling developments around birth control.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Pfizer, birth control, Yaz, Yasmin

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Afghan man, detained for being Sikh, is released from prison

A day after The Washington Post published a story about Baljit Singh, authorities released him.

By Ernesto Londoño  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Sikhism, religious intolerance, Baljit Singh

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012

China and Hong Kong battle over babies

An ongoing war of words heats up in China and Hong Kong over Chinese mothers giving birth in Hong Kong

By Keith Richburg  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Hong Kong, One Child Policy

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Secret NATO report alleging Pakistan helps Afghan Taliban is another in culture of leaks

The report suggests the Taliban in Afghanistan is being directly assisted by Pakistan.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, NATO, leaked reports, Afghan Taliban

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Susan G. Komen’s funding cut to Planned Parenthood only latest in string of controversies

When the nation’s leading breast cancer charity pulled its grants from Planned Parenthood, the reaction from critics was furious — not for the first time.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:05 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/31/2012

The Occupy conundrum: Evicted, scattered, but still one?

Is the Occupation over?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy DC, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland, McPherson Square, Zuccotti Park, Adbusters, occupation

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Canada transportation rules: Could they prevent transgender people from flying?

Activists are worried about how new Canadian aviation regulations might affect transgender people.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Canada, transgender

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Burmese pythons: Could the snakes move north?

How far north could the Burmese pythons slither?

By Darryl Fears  |  01:48 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Burmese Python, Florida Everglades

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Mashco-Piro tribe: Most detailed photos ever taken of uncontacted Indians are released

Survivor International says they are the most detailed photographs ever taken of uncontacted Indians.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mashco-Piro, uncontacted Indians, Peru, Survivor International

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Al-Shabaab bans Red Cross in Somalia

The militant group said on Twitter that the Red Cross had distributed expired food.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, Al-Shabaab

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Photo of the Day: A buffalo head in the crowd

A man pulls a giant buffalo head before the opening of a hunting fair.

By Anup Kaphle  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Abdoulaye Wade to run for third term as president in Senegal, sparking riots, instability

Abdoulaye Wade’s attempts to hold on to power have sparked riots and instability in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Senegal, elections, protests, Youssou Ndour

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Afghan man strangles wife for having a girl

Violence against women in Afghanistan is an ongoing problem.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, women

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Stephen Colbert Super PAC filings state more than $1 million raised (Video)

Stephen Colbert chases Jon Stewart down for his Super PAC

By Melissa Bell  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Politics, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart

 

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