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French Military Frees 5 Aid Workers In North Mali

(PARIS) — French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a “terrorist group” — killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said. Working off intelligence tips, the French forces intercepted two pickup trucks carrying the hostage-takers and their captors…

Indonesia Tries to Save the Orangutan

Their habitats and lives are threatened by growing plantations and poachers

Facebook Removes Jihadist Preacher’s Page

The social media site is thought to have removed his page on the grounds that it violated restrictions on promoting violence

The Patriot: Shinzo Abe Speaks To TIME

Japan's Prime Minister spoke to TIME's Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs and East Asia Correspondent Hannah Beech on a wide range of topics, from his country's relationships with the U.S. and China to the lessons he took from his own family's political past

Shinzo Abe: The Patriot

Japan’s most powerful leader in years aims to reclaim his country’s place on the world stage. That makes many Asians—including some Japanese—uncomfortable

Indian Election Favorite Modi Denies Shying Away From Gujarat Riots Issue

In 2002, more than 1,000 people were killed in sectarian riots that swept the western Indian state of Gujarat, where Narendra Modi was and still is chief minister. Twelve years on, as he bids to become prime minister, the accusations of complicity keep coming

An Apology for the Rwandan Genocide, 20 Years Later

The New Zealand diplomat who was president of the Security Council in April 1994 admits the U.N. "utterly failed" to prevent the killings in Rwanda. He was speaking at a council meeting held to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide, in which up to a million people died.

Al-Qaeda’s Second-in-Command Seen in New Video

A video that surfaced recently on Islamist websites purports to show al-Qaeda fighters meeting in an open-air gathering

FBI Movie Warns U.S. Students Not to Spy for China

"Game of Pawns" tells the true story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, an American student currently serving four years behind bars for conspiring to pass on classified data to the Chinese

Iraq Shutters Abu Ghraib Prison

The country's justice ministry has relocated the infamous prison's inmates over concerns about militant attacks, following a jailbreak last July

20 Killed as Islamic Extremists Rampage in Nigeria

(ABUJA, Nigeria) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday. The unprecedented string of attacks has many questioning the role of politicians in the insurgency and the ability of…

Israel Police Disperse Riot at Jerusalem Holy Site

(JERUSALEM) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the rioters hurled stones and firecrackers from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Rosenfeld…

South Korea Bans ‘Immoral’ Hook-Up Website Ashley Madison

South Korea has blocked a global adultery hook-up site, calling it an incitement to immorality in a nation where marital infidelity is punishable with jail-time. The site's owners call the decision "hopelessly outdated"

Armored Vehicles Flying Russian Flags Appear in Eastern Ukraine

In what could be a worrying escalation, a Ukrainian minister says elements of Russia’s 45th Airborne Regiment have also been spotted in two east Ukrainian towns

PHOTOS: Daring Rescue as Ferry Sinks off South Korea

A South Korean passenger ferry carrying 475 people sank Wednesday en route from Incheon, about 20 miles west of Seoul, to Jeju island in the country's south. Around 180 passengers have been rescued, but two fatalities were confirmed and more than 200 people remain unaccounted for. Show More Summary

Sonia Gandhi to Indian Voters: Don’t Fall for “Divisive” Politics

In an unusual move, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has slammed the opposition for being "clouded with hatred and falsehood." Her remarks come in the wake of polls suggesting that the BJP will win enough seats to form a government

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