WorldViews: August, 2012

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Correspondent’s diary: Journey to the Amazon

A car accident nearly undoes a reporting mission.

By Juan Forero  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/30/2012

South Africa charges Marikana mine workers with murder of colleagues

270 workers arrested after police shot dead 34 of their colleagues at Marikana platinum mine have been charged in the deaths.

By Anup Kaphle  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Assad applauds the ‘heroic’ Syrian army in a TV interview

The Syrian president seemed to brush off defections, describing them as a “cleansing.”

By Olga Khazan  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Oscar Pistorius competes in both the Olympics and Paralympics

The so-called “Blade Runner” is one of the Paralympics’ most recognizable athletes

By Karla Adam  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Germans detonate a World War II-era bomb [video]

The weapon was used by the U.S. Air Force decades ago.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Australian job ad asks ‘no Indians or Asians’ apply

Coles supermarket ad asks ‘no Indians or Asians’ apply.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/28/2012

RNC: How the world sees Republicans

What happens when you try to explain conventions to international readers.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Rachel Corrie ruling ‘shameful,’ some pro-Palestinian activists say

Some say Israeli Court discounts loss of life in the Palestinian cause

By Olga Khazan  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Syrian rebels down military helicopter (Video)

Online footage shows a helicopter bursting into flames and going down.

By Anup Kaphle  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Is Breivik’s sentence harsh enough?

Some feel judges were too lenient on the mass murderer, but victims’ families are satisfied.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/24/2012

The Sun’s naked Harry photo decision draws outrage . . . and yawns

The British tabloid became the country’s first newspapers to print photos of Prince Harry’s nude antics

By Olga Khazan  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Will Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France victories be forgotten? [videos]

Cycling’s greatest may lose his record seven Tour de France titles. But will his legacy endure anyway?

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012

‘Call Me Maybe’ covered by U.S. troops in Afghanistan

No ripped jeans in sight, however.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Spanish woman botches ‘Ecce Homo’ painting in an attempt to restore it

Some things are best left to the professionals.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Syrian troops shell Damascus suburb [videos]

Plumes of smoke are seen over Darayya near Damascus as troops invade with tanks.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Tony Nicklinson’s death: Living and tweeting with locked-in syndrome [video]

The remarkable stream of tweets that the paralyzed Brit left behind.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Meles Zenawi: 5 things to know about the Ethio­pian leader’s death and legacy

Key facts about the ‘mellowed Marxist.’

By Olga Khazan  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Russian punk band members sentenced to two years in jail

Three members of the feminist band were sentenced to two years in jail.

By Olga Khazan and Malu Banuelos  |  01:07 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/16/2012

What it’s like to report on Syria: a Reddit IAmA with The Post’s Liz Sly

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins a Q&A with Redditors.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Syrian rebels claim to have seized ammunition, missile (video)

The rebels pose with a missile and machine guns in a YouTube video posted Wednesday.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Julian Assange case: Pro-Assange protesters outside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London (live video)

Following the news that Ecuador has granted asylum to Julian Assange, a citizen journalist from London is broadcasting a live stream from the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Julian Assange case: Should Ecuador have granted asylum to Assange?

Ecuador is prepared to let the WikiLeaks founder stay in its embassy indefinitely

By Olga Khazan  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Syrian fighter jet crashes; rebels claim they shot it down

Rebels say they shot down a fighter jet near the Iraq border, but the Syrian government denies the claim.

By Anup Kaphle  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/12/2012

Olympics: 12 top moments you might have missed

Because four hours of daily prime time coverage wasn’t enough.

By Olga Khazan and Benjamin Gottlieb  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Gu Kailai’s trial scene: Rain, reporters and police

What the scene outside Gu Kailai’s trial looked like.

By Keith B. Richburg  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Agent Orange’s health effects continued long after the Vietnam War’s end

The clean-up effort matters because dioxin claimed lives for decades after the war’s end.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Syrian Prime Minister escapes in the desert, reports say

Prime Minister Riyad Hijab is the biggest defection to date.

By Ahmed Ramadan  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Syrian prime minister Riyad Hijab apparently shown with rebels before escape (video)

A video posted online Tuesday shows a man it identifies as Riyad Hijab while still in Syria.

By Babak Dehghanpisheh  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Olympics 2012: Athletes abscond during games

After a loop around the track, some athletes book it to the immigration office.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Hong Kong’s plastic pellet problem

Massive cleanup efforts in continued over the weekend as white plastic debris litters beaches.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Reddit reacts to Hollande’s ‘socialist’ ways

French President Francois Hollande’s tax hikes for the rich prompt online debate.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Olympic rings as infographics representing social issues

Obesity, prisoners and other measures drawn to scale using the Olympic logo as a guide.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:24 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The best parts of the Russian punk rockers trial, in tweets

The surprising questions the prosecution asks.

By Olga Khazan  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/02/2012

India’s fasting protesters try a new strategy

The fasting leaders of India’s one-year-long anti-corruption movement said they want to explore the option of becoming political.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Rebels execute members of pro-Syria regime clan (video)

YouTube video appears to show execution of members of a pro-Syrian regime clan.

By Babak Dehghanpisheh  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Indian leaders unapologetic over power failure (video)

Post’s India bureau chief says Indian leaders have shown a lack of remorse over the historic power failure.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Ebola kills 14 in Uganda as health workers attempt to head off epidemic

Health workers attempt to head off epidemic as

By Olga Khazan  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Indian power minister gets promoted in the midst of worst blackout ever

In the thick of blackout, power minister Sushilkumar Shinde gets a new job.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Indians react to power failures

Those on the ground tweeted their frustration with a mixture of humor and angst.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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